Yo! Active is part of Yo! Wolves, the City of Wolverhampton’s young opportunities offer. Yo! Active provides eligible children and young people with free physical activity opportunities all year round and is part of our mission to inspire and support Wulfrunians to move more every day.
Yo! Active is being delivered in partnership with Wolves Foundation. As the official charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, they aim to encourage healthier and more active people, lifelong learning and skills, and develop safer, stronger communities.
Yo! Active will offer free sessions for children and young people who:
Please note some activities and parts of the offer have age restrictions - see activity descriptions for further details.
There will be over 50 hours of free physical activity sessions across Wolverhampton each week. These will be taking place at a range of locations including WV Active Aldersley, WV Active Bilston Bert-Williams, WV Active Central and Bob Jones Community Hub
Visit Yo! Wolves to see all the events available.
Care leavers aged 18 and over will be able to claim free WV Active membership until they turn 25.
Young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 18 and over will also be able to claim free WV Active membership until they are 25 and have free access to age specific SEND sessions.
1. Create an account
First you will need to create a WV Active account. The account MUST be the details of the young person/child who wishes to access the Yo! Active sessions. Please do not enter details of a parent/guardian.
Accounts can be created either:
2. Activate subscription
The subscription needs to be activated in person in one our centres.
Please bring proof of eligibility, such as proof of address, to a WV Active site. Valid documents to prove residency include a Council Tax bill, driving license or utility bill.
Young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and are 18 and over should bring proof of Personal Independence Payment, or Disability Living Allowance, to a WV Active centre to activate their account. Care leavers should provide a letter from their Young Person Advisor to access the offer.
At this point the Yo! Active subscription will be activated on your WV Active account, and you will be able to book onto the events.
3. Book events online
Once have you have a WV Active account and your Yo! Active subscription has been activated, you can then book events through your WV Active account online or either by:
All children attending sessions must comply with City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolves Foundation policies.
Yo! Active will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour within our sessions and reserve the right to cancel sessions if the programme rules are not followed.
A minimum of 24 hours advance notice should be given if you are unable to attend a session. If you fail to attend three booked sessions in a row, you will be unable to book future activities for a two-week period.
Young people aged 16-18 will be able to access both the youth gym (during designated hours) and the wider Yo! Active offer. If they wish to utilise the main gym facilities, wider swimming and group exercise programme they will be required to take out a WV Active or Bob Jones Community Hub Gym membership. Young people in full-time education are eligible for the concessionary rate. Please see WV Active and Bob Jones Community Hub membership information for further details on concessionary charges.
In line with the WV Active Safe Swimming Policy, all children under the age of eight must be accompanied by a responsible person, who must remain within reach at all times, regardless of the swimming ability. For each child under the age of eight accessing swimming, one free adult place will be provided.
Access to swimming for free is available for children under the age of 16 at WV Active Bilston Bert-Williams and WV Active Central. Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness centre also offers a free-swimming offer.
As part of the Yo! Active programme we will collect the following information:
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to be able to deliver a safe effective programme and evaluate the success of the project. The City of Wolverhampton Council work with a number of providers to deliver Yo! Active, including Gladstone, Wolves Foundation and other community providers.
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