October half term starts here – and there’s a fun packed week ahead for children and young people.

Following the success of the Yo! Summer Festival, the City of Wolverhampton Council is co-ordinating a bumper selection of activities for the October half term holiday, with a wide range of events – many free – to keep children, young people and their families entertained and engaged.

There’s a mix of free and paid for activities this spooky season with something for everyone from outdoor activities, arts and crafts, music workshops plus free swimming. There are also plenty of opportunities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Highlights include free swimming lessons from WV Active, Halloween fun and canoeing at Wildside Activity Centre and arts and media activities with Gazebo Theatre. Youngsters can try their hand at crafts and poetry at their local library or take part in pumpkin carving and Harry Potter themed parties at the Kingswood Trust. 

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “As a council, we are building on our commitment to give children and young people the best possible start in life and, thanks to the support of local partners and funding from the Government's Household Support Grant, are looking forward to delivering another packed programme for youngsters and their families this October half term. 

“What’s even better is that the activities have been chosen by young people, for young people, demonstrating our commitment to working together. I urge children, young people and their families to get involved and, most importantly, have fun!”

Full details of half term activities can be found on the Yo! Website. Activities are being added all the time, so please check back regularly. 

The Yo! website also offers children, young people and families support, advice and information on everything from mental health and wellbeing to education and careers.