A WORCESTER playgroup celebrated its 50th anniversary in the city.

London Road Playgroup and Pre-School marked the golden anniversary in style with a party.

Youngsters enjoyed traditional party games, a treasure hunt to find gold coins and a special celebration cake embossed with the nursery’s teddy bear logo.

The setting opened its doors in 1968 and has been in operation at the same site at St Martin’s Parish Centre, Victoria Avenue for 50 years.

Manager Fliss Rothery said: “London Road is one of the longest-serving early years settings in Worcester and 50 years is certainly an achievement to be recognised and celebrated.

She added: “As one little person said ‘this is the best party - ever’. Here’s to the next 50 years.”

For more information on the setting, go to lrpg.co.uk or visit London Road Playgroup & Preschool on Facebook.