Culture NL plans a cracking Easter!

Councillor Healther McVey and Jillian Ferrie of Culture NL launch the Easter programme with Neive Logan, Elizabeth Waterstone and Ben McCricken.
Councillor Healther McVey and Jillian Ferrie of Culture NL launch the Easter programme with Neive Logan, Elizabeth Waterstone and Ben McCricken.

Youngsters in North Lanarkshire are being encouraged to enjoy an action packed Easter after Culture NL launched its holiday programme.

The Easter Encounters programme provides children and families with arts and crafts activities, including

seasonal favourites like bonnet, T-shirt and egg decorating sessions to newer ones photography classes.

In libraries, rhyme time, book bug and bookclub sessions will be taking place alongside treasure hunts, crafty creations and bunnyhops.

Councillor Heather McVey, chairperson of Culture NL, said: “Libraries, museums arts and venues have all come together to give youngsters of all ages a great range of exciting programme of activities to keep them entertained.

“We’ve continued to offer our popular activities, while also creating new ones - there really is no excuse for any child being bored this Easter!

“Lots of the activities are free and some only have a small charge of £1 to cover the costs of materials.”

Jillian Ferrie, chief executive of Culture NL, added: “Some of the activities are only an hour long while others are on for the whole week.

“We’ll be distributing our Easter holiday brochure in schools and libraries throughout the area - people can also find out online at Culture NL.”

Among the local events are free Crafty Easter Creations, for children aged five to 12, on Thursday, April 16.

These will be held at Motherwell Library from 2-3pm; at Newarthill Library between 2.30-3.30pm and Bellshill Library from 3 until 4pm.

There will also be a range of entertainment each day from April 3-17 (except Sundays) at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

This includes the Easter Celebration on Monday, April 6, from 10am to 4.30pm, featuring activities such as animal handling and face painting.