Children and young people are invited to join the WV Holiday Squad for a summer of fun activities.

The popular programme has plenty of activities to keep youngsters and their families engaged and entertained between now and the end of August.

Due to social distancing guidelines, many activities will be hosted virtually during the school holidays though a number of providers are offering activities in the community.

The wide ranging programme is coordinated by the City of Wolverhampton Council, with events delivered by the council and key partners across the city. 

Among the highlights are a Six Weeks of Summer Challenge from WV10 Consortium, activity packs from Wolverhampton Art Gallery and free events across the city from Base 25. Find out what's happening where by visiting WV Holiday Squad.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "It’s great to see the return of WV Holiday Squad this summer, even in these challenging times.

“Our partners are offering a wide range of virtual and face to face activities for children, young people and families to enjoy.

“Whilst some families will be more comfortable taking part in virtual events from their homes, we are also aware that some children will enjoy the normality of taking part in session in the community.”

All sessions being held in the community have been risk assessed and will abide by extra safety measures and social distancing. 

WV Holiday Squad is one of a number of ways in which the council is re-prioritising spending and resources through its new Youth Engagement Strategy, #YES, in order to better support the city's children and young people.