Children in Stirling are being encouraged to keep their minds active at the end of term, with the return of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Throughout the summer holidays, children aged 4-11 can take part in ‘Ready, Set, Read!’ by visiting any Stirling Council library or the Summer Reading Challenge website. The theme of this year’s challenge is centred on the power of play, sport and physical activity.

Through activity challenge cards from the Youth Sport Trust, and an exciting themed book collection, the Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep imaginations flowing over the school holiday.

By participating in the challenge, young bookworms will have the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.

As an added incentive to take part, children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge will qualify for free admission to a number of attractions and activities across Stirling, through partnerships formed with the Council’s Libraries Service.

The free activities* that are offered for completing the reading challenge with Stirling Council Libraries include:

–          Free admission to Blair Drummond Safari Park

–          Free admission to Briarlands Farm

–          Free admission to the National Wallace Monument

–          Free entry for swimming at The Peak, The University of Stirling Sport or Bellrock Balfron Campus