FAMILIES turned out in their droves for a fun Easter event organised by an Alloa community group at the weekend.

More than 100 children and their families attended the event at the Wimpy Park on Sunday, March 31, solving an Easter puzzle and enjoying various fun games.

Rather than an Easter egg hunt, the day saw families solving a puzzle around the park, finding the letters before receiving their chocolate prizes.

Those heading along also enjoyed the play opportunities afforded by the former walled garden, which was brought back to use by the community.

Mark Mitchell, vice-chair of the Wimpy Park Community Group, hailed the day as a success with around 200-250 people coming along and some 100 young people enjoying a sunny day.

He said: “Thanks to the whole community for supporting us again.

“Every time the day comes they seem to turn up for us, which is great.

“Thanks also to Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Bayne's the Bakers and members of the community for donating some of the eggs as well for the kids – it made them have a fantastic day

Looking ahead, the group will be organising some summer fun in July with hundreds of people expected to turn out to an event that is always well supported.

The Wimpy Park Community Group formed in 2017 to bring the park, once popular in the Mar Policies, back to its best.

The park has since been turned into a real community asset and a safe place for everyone to enjoy, to play and learn in.