Packed programme of events will help beat the summertime blues

Hillhead Community Centre
Hillhead Community Centre

It’s all happening in Hillhead and Lennoxtown this summer with weekly activities to keep kids and families busy and beat the boredom.

There will be plenty of fun for big ones and little ones alike with a host of exciting events planned.

Go along and get creative, break some records, make some music, take part in crazy challenges and learn about family fitness and nutrition at the packed summer programme.

It includes ‘30 things to do before you’re three’ at Hillhead Community Centre every Monday from June 29 - August 10 and Campsie Memorial Hall every Wednesday from July 1- August 12.

Families can experience new and exciting things together, including making your own drum-kits, a trip to the park, building a secret den, treasure hunts and more.

Meanwhile ‘Record Makers and Breakers’ will be taking place at Hillhead Community Centre and Lennoxtown Library on July 6.

Go along and take on some fun challenges like never before. It’s open to everyone aged 5-12, but children under eight years must be accompanied by a carer.

For those looking for a more melodic activity over the break, there’s ‘Music Machine’ at Hillhead Community Centre on July 20.

Go along with your child and have fun making music together with songs, story telling, games and musical adventures.

And if keeping in tune is more up your street there’s a fun and interesting look at family fitness and nutrition at Hillhead Community Centre on July 20, July 27 and August 3 and at Campsie Memorial Hall on July 22, July 29 and August 5.

Have fun as a family learning about what makes our bodies healthy through great activities and trying out some new games too.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Finally, there’s the ‘Crazy Craft Challenge’ at Lennoxtown Library on July 30.

Roll your sleeves up and get set for a crazy and creative crafty challenge.

Go along and help set a record for the most crafts completed in an hour.

The ambitious challenge is open to everyone aged 5-12.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “This is a fantastic summer programme packed with a huge variety to suit all tastes and ages.

“It helps everyone make the most from their well-earned holidays and gives them the opportunity to try something new and expand their interests with a host of creative, exciting and imaginative events.”

She added: “We hope people will come along and join in the fun.”