Youngsters across Wolverhampton are enjoying an action-packed school holiday thanks to the city's inaugural Yo! Summer Festival.

It is packed with over 450 free and paid for activities for children, young people and their families, ranging from sports and holiday clubs, to fun days and arts and crafts. 
Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, joined children and parents at Bantock House Museum's latest Family Summer Fun session on Friday (30 July). 
Suitable for children aged four and over, these sessions offer a range of activities to choose from, including pop printmaking, clay creatures, fantasy fossil plaster casts, mosaic unicorns, fantasy fashion and puppet dragons.  
Councillor Hardacre said: "It was great to see so many children and their families enjoying quality time together and having a go at a variety of exciting arts and crafts activities at Bantock House Museum, which is just one of hundreds of holiday events taking place in Wolverhampton over the next few weeks. 
"The Yo! Summer Festival has built on the success of our WV Holiday Squad programme and brought together the very best activities taking place in Wolverhampton for children and young people during the school holidays, and I would urge everyone to join in the fun.” 
Further Family Summer Fun sessions will be held at Bantock House Museum this Thursday and Friday (5 and 6 August) and Thursday and Friday, 12 and 13 August, between 11.30am and 1.30pm. 
Other highlights of the Yo! Summer Festival include Wolverhampton Music Hub's Summer Rock School this week and next, Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club's Athletics Week at WV Active Aldersley this week and The Way Youth Zone's Summer Holiday Club, which is taking place every weekday until 27 August. 
There are also free swimming lessons from WV Active, an extensive selection of events and activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and the popular walking, running and rolling game Beat the Street has returned once more.  

Meanwhile, the Yo! Relight Festival offers a range of family-friendly events under a big top in West Park, including Jurassic Earth, Kids Fest, film shows, Fireman Sam Live! and Andy and the Odd Socks featuring CBeebies star Andy Day. 

For full details of what's happening where, please visit the Yo! Summer Festival website

As well as details of festival activities, the new online platform also offers children, young people and families support, advice and information on everything from mental health and wellbeing to education and careers.