There’s still time to book places on this year’s Yo! Wolves summer programme – the biggest ever – but people are advised to hurry to avoid missing out.

There are a fantastic range of events and activities to choose from throughout the school holidays, including, for the first time, more than 2,000 hours of free activities at the City of Wolverhampton Council's 3 WV Active leisure centres.

For more details, and to book places, please visit Yo! Wolverhampton Young Opportunities. Activities are being added all the time, so please check back regularly.

As usual, the Yo! Wolves summer programme includes a wide range of free activities – including free food – for eligible children and young people with a Holiday Activities Fund (HAF) code, co-funded by the Department for Education, along with a comprehensive selection of free and paid for activities open to everyone. They include sports, arts and crafts, dance and drama workshops, fun days and around 50 Summer Reading Challenge events in libraries.

And, new for 2023, more than 2,000 hours of free activities are being offered by WV Active, such as free swimming, swimming lessons, family fun swimming, racket sports, Bikeability, athletics and youth gyms. WV Active is also offering a programme of activities for children and young people with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), including swimming sessions and multi sport sessions.

Meanwhile, Voice4Parents, the SEND parent carer support group, is running a City of Wolverhampton Council funded Summer Short Break Leisure Programme for children and young people with SEND as well as their siblings. Please note, a Voice4Parents membership is required for these activities. 

Councillor Chris Burden, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: "This is by far our biggest ever Yo! Wolves programme, and there's sure to be something for everyone, with most of the activities free of charge. 

"Places are offered on a first come, first served basis and demand is high, so please make sure you book your activities as soon as possible and make it a summer to remember."

Yo! Wolves activities are available for children and young people up to the age of 18, or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and care leavers. Free activities are available to Wolverhampton residents only, while free swimming, offered at WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams, WV Active Central and Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre, is available to Wolverhampton residents up to and including the age of 15.

For details of HAF eligibility, please visit Yo! Wolverhampton Young Opportunities

Voice4Parents is a group of parents and carers of children and young people with SEND living in Wolverhampton. To find out more, please visit Voice4parents Wolverhampton, Twitter or search for Voice4Parents on Facebook.