Young people and families in Wolverhampton can enjoy a fortnight of eggciting activities in an Easter eggstravaganza.

HeadStart Wolverhampton will be laying on some free family fun during the Easter holidays, with 5 events at locations around the city.

Young people and parents can enjoy Easter-themed arts and crafts including creating Easter eggs, making pom pom chicks, decorating Easter cookies and taking part in Easter bonnet parades. There will also be face painting, Lego activities and an eggstra special Easter egg hunt. 

As well as taking part in the Easter-themed activities, people will also be able to meet members of the HeadStart Wolverhampton team and find out more about emotional wellbeing support available in the city. 

Parents will be able take part in interactive demonstrations and activities to help them support their young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health, and there’s also a chance to explore over 1,750 free resources designed and curated to support young people, parents and professionals. 

HeadStart’s Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at Bilston Market on Monday 15 April from 11am to 2pm; Big Venture Centre, Chesterton Road, on Tuesday 16 April from 12pm to 2.30pm; the Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley Street, on Wednesday 17 April from 12pm to 3pm; Holy Trinity Church Hall, Bushbury Road, on Thursday 18 April from 12pm to 3pm; and the City of Wolverhampton Market on Wednesday 24 April from 11am to 2pm. 

For more information, and to book your free place, please visit HeadStart Easter Eggstravaganza. Activities vary at each event.

Andrew Wolverson, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Head of Service for People, said: “HeadStart Wolverhampton is offering a fantastic selection of free Easter activities for children, young people and their families. 

“This is a great opportunity to find out more about the emotional wellbeing support available for young people and families across the city, and have great fun at the same time.”

HeadStart Wolverhampton, part of a £56 million National Lottery funded programme set-up by the National Lottery Community Fund, is designed to improve the emotional mental health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 to 16 by giving them the skills they need to cope with the challenges of modern life.

As well as running a series of specific programmes in its four key target areas, HeadStart Wolverhampton offers city-wide help through a Support and Guidance Directory which provides emotional mental health and wellbeing resources from different organisations, including information targeted at young people, parents and carers, and professionals. 

To find out more about HeadStart Wolverhampton, please visit HeadStart, follow @headstartfm on Twitter or Instagram, or find HeadStart on Facebook.