NOW lockdown has eased some National Trust attractions in Worcestershire have reopened for walks.

Croome Court outdoor spaces are open, but visitors need to book in advance, otherwise they will be turned away. Indoor spaces remain closed.

Meanwhile Bredon Barn and Ashleworth Tithe Barn are open for walks.

But The Firs, which is the birthplace of Elgar, and Greyfriars’ House and Garden remain closed.

A National Trust spokesman said: “Our gardens, parks and countryside sites are open for you to explore.

"Some places may be very busy over Easter, so we strongly advise you book your visit in advance and follow government guidance on travel.

"The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. Please check the property webpage before you travel.”

Meanwhile those looking for other things to do this weekend have a number of events to look forward to.

The Commandery gardens are open for a family fun fitness trail and exercise from 10am to 5pm today.

Spetchley Park Gardens are holding an Easter bug trail throughout the weekend, including Easter Monday, 10.30am to 4pm daily.

The trail is included in the child’s admission price, but booking is necessary by visiting

The Parish Church of Saint Paul and St Peter, in Upton, is holding an Easter egg hunt between 9.30am and 10.30am on Easter Sunday.

The Easter Adventure Quest at Witley Court takes place daily between 10am and 5pm. Adventurers are challenged to crack the clues and search for the dragon eggs on Witley Court’s quest boards, as they explore the outdoor trail around the gardens.

And the Orchard Cafe, at Worcester Countryside Centre, has organised an Easter bunny hunt where visitors can follow the clues around the woodland trail in Worcester Woods to find the Easter Bunny and a chocolate prize.

Entry is £3.50 per child. The event is being held on Sunday from 10.30am until noon.