YOUNGSTERS are taking a big leap and reaching new heights this summer thanks to one of Inverclyde's top attractions for youngsters.

Adventure Climb is one of the many activities to be found in the local Summer of Fun 2022 programme.

The council has teamed up with Inverclyde Leisure chiefs to help families beat the cost of living crisis during the holidays, with free sessions at the climbing walls at Ravenscraig Activity Centre proving a huge hit.

Mum Monica Jackson says her son Luca, five, loved having a go on the adventure course.

She said: "It is a brilliant place to come.

"Luca is loving it, though I am closing my eyes watching!"

Fiona Egan, there with daughter Connie, five, added: "There are some great activities on for the kids this summer."

Under the close eye of experienced climbing instructors Danielle McLean and Jason Dinnie children of all ages have been climbing the walls and then taking a 'leap of faith' for fun at the end.

Danielle said: "It is great to see their confidence coming on during the sessions.

"It is a brilliant experience for young people."

Nine-year-old Macie-Leigh Farrand was among those determined to get to the top of the wall.

The St John's Primary School pupil said: "I was really pleased to get up near the top and jump off."

Inverclyde's summer programme has lots of subsidised activities across all local leisure facilities.

There is also free swimming and gym sessions for teens, as well as busy playschemes operating in six hubs as part of a £150,000 investment to help make the holidays more affordable for families.