STAY and play sessions have been providing fun summer activities to children and their families in Dollar.

And there are more Summer Get Togethers to come at The Hive, the former Civic Centre which is now run by the volunteer-led Dollar Community Development Trust.

The third in the series of sessions took place last Friday, August 2, with Kenny Mitchell from Dollar Glen Football Club making sure the young people were busy outdoors.

There were also free play sessions as usual as well as arts and crafts, face painting and yoga.

Children also enjoyed a disco before a story in the library to finish things off.

Previous weeks were also themed with a sports day and fun in superhero costumes for the children while parents and carers had a chance to relax, enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Rebecca McFarlane, the trust's development officer, said: "Clubs and activities for kids tend to close over the summer and it can be hard to keep the children entertained.

"The sessions are really informal and just give parents a space to meet friends and allow the children to make a mess somewhere other than their own homes.

"It's also something to do on a rainy day, which we've had plenty of this summer.

"The volunteers helping us have been fantastic, we couldn't have done it without them."

The next one is taking place today, Wednesday August 7, at the community venue.

This time around it will be a jungle theme and children will be designing a snake to go on the wall of the community library, also in The Hive.

Next Wednesday, August 14, will see a slight change of agenda with a focus on making the venue a bee friendly zone with information on the importance of the insects.

The trust also hopes to run similar events in October.