The Yo! Wolves programme of October half term events was a great success, with hundreds of children and young people taking part in a wide variety of fun days and sporting events across the city.

Held last week, youngsters and their families enjoyed activities from local providers ranging from sports, holiday camps and fun days out to dance and drama workshops, arts and crafts and more. 

Among those organisations hosting events was Kixx, a football academy for children and young people.

Martin Riley, Kixx Organiser, said: “It was great to see so many young people and their families enjoying the activities organised at Goals Black Country during half term week.

“Our places filled up very quickly and we had to increase our capacity early on. The children and young people have had a great time doing martial arts, football and dance, and just as importantly, enjoying a hot lunch every day!”

Creating opportunities for children and young people continues to be a major priority for the City of Wolverhampton Council and, following on from the huge success of this year’s summer and October Yo! programmes, the council is working on plans for the Christmas break when it plans to deliver 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: “Half term proved to be a fun packed week for our children and young people, with hundreds of youngsters enjoying the many activities that were on offer. 

“It’s so important for young people and families to 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 week of events. 

“We are now making plans for Christmas to ensure that we can provide a range of festive activities and opportunities across the city.”

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