Breaking out for the summer hols

LAUNCHING PAD: pupils from Noble Primary get excited about their summer 'breakout'.
LAUNCHING PAD: pupils from Noble Primary get excited about their summer 'breakout'.

Youngsters across North Lanarkshire have a whole host of exciting activities to choose from to keep them entertained during the summer holidays.

This year’s Breakout programme, organised by North Lanarkshire Council, has hundreds of fun activity sessions on offer during the school break which begins next week.

Pupils from Noble Primary School in Bellshill were literally jumping for joy when they launched this year’s activities, which include performing arts, sport, creative pursuits and play.

The programme includes free weekday swims at all North Lanarkshire pools, including the pools at the Sir Matt Busby Complex in Bellshill and Wishaw Sports Centre.

The summer sun can, hopefully, be enjoyed at free ‘pop out to play’ sessions in public parks throughout the area.

There will be environmental activies at various outdoor locations, including Baron’s Haugh and Dalzell Estate in Motherwell.

And North Lanarkshire’s libraries service has a whole host of activities to keep all ages entertained.

The full programme can be found online at, by calling 01698 403120 or by visiting any local library or First Stop Shop.

Councillor Jim Logue, the council’s learning and leisure convener, said: “We’re running an exciting range of summer activities with hopefully something to interest all young children.

“The full events line up is on the council’s website so parents can search by area, date, age group and activity. It also lists also all the great range of free events to help have a great summer on a budget.”