The Yo! Wolves Christmas holiday programme was a great success with hundreds of children and young people taking part in a wide range of fun days and sporting events across Wolverhampton.

Held over the school break, youngsters and their families enjoyed activities from 32 local providers ranging from sports, holiday camps and fun days out to dance and drama workshops, arts and crafts and more. 

Among the organisations hosting events was InPower Academy, which offered wrestling, martial arts and team sports. Daryl Chambers, CEO of InPower, said: “It was great to see so many young people and their families enjoying the activities organised at Wolverhampton Wrestling Club.

“Our places filled up very quickly and everyone was in really good spirits. The children and young people had a great time doing wrestling, martial arts and team sports and, just as importantly, enjoying a free hot lunch every day!”

Creating opportunities for children and young people is a priority for the City of Wolverhampton Council and, following on from the huge success of last year’s holiday event programmes, it is now working on plans for the February and Easter holidays when Yo! Wolves will offer many more exciting activities across the city. Full details will be available on the Yo! website, in due course.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The Christmas holidays proved to be a fun packed time for our children, with hundreds of youngsters enjoying the many activities that were on offer through Yo! Wolves.

“It’s so important that young people have something to do during the school holidays, especially during these difficult times of financial hardship when families need all the help they can get. With the combined help of city partners and funding from the council, we certainly delivered a fantastic line up of events and activities once again.

“We are now making plans for February and Easter to ensure that we can provide another exciting range of activities and opportunities across the city.”

For full details of events, keep an eye on the website, or follow the council on social media at Twitter and Facebook.