A RANGE of events will be available for families at a Clacks shopping outlet in the coming weeks.

There will be Easter fun at Affinity Sterling Mills in Tillicoultry with free events on a first come, first served basis.

A petting zoo will be up and running between March 29 and 31, from noon to 4pm, with a chance to learn all about the animals, including lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, geckos, snakes and tortoises.

As well as the petting zoo, there will be Easter crafts workshops with a chance to make bonnets, masks, stick characters and spring dreamcatchers.

On Easter Sunday only, there will be an Easter egg trail around the centre with the Easter bunny giving out sweet treats to all those who complete it.

The following weekend, April 6 and 7 from noon to 3.30pm, will be a chance to meet family favourite The Gruffalo at intervals throughout the two days.

It will be the 25th birthday of the character created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and the shopping centre will also be marking the same milestone.

Children will also have the chance to take part in a woodland trail while crafts will also be available.