The water at Wolverhampton's Central Baths will be dyed 'old gold' on Sunday (4 May ) as the venue hosts a pool party to celebrate the promotion of the city's football club.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have recently been crowned champions of League One and will be playing their football in The Championship next season.

To mark the achievement, Wolverhampton City Council will host a family pool party at Central Baths which is just down the road from Wolves' Molineux Stadium.

The water will be dyed old gold for the day. There will also be lots of gold and black beach balls and other items in the water for people to enjoy.

Wolves' official mascots Wolfie and Wendy will be making an appearance between 10am and 11.30am on the day.

Peter Connelly, from the council's leisure department, said: "The council is extremely proud of Wolves' achievements this season and we wanted to put on a real family celebration event for people to get involved with.

"We thought it would be really fun to dye the water and put lots of Wolves beach balls in the pool. It will be a great family event over the bank holiday weekend."

The pool party will take place from 8am to 4pm on Sunday. Entry is free for all children aged 7 and under and holders of under 17 free swimming cards. Otherwise entry is £3.95 for adults and £2.05 for 8 to 16 year olds.

There is no need to book in advance.

While there is a car park for visitors at Central Baths, however people are warned that parking around the area is likely to be limited on Sunday due to the Vaisakhi event taking place in West Park.

Alternative free parking is therefore available on the Stan Cullis Car Park at Molineux, courtesy of Wolves, or paid for parking is available at Peel Street or Fold Street which are both a 10 minute walk from the baths.

  • released: Thursday 1 May, 2014