CROWDS enjoyed some Easter fun at the weekend after the easing of lockdown.

Thousands flocked to Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End over the weekend to take part in a special Easter Bunny Trail in the grounds of the former Grade II listed monastery.

Families enjoyed collecting a map, following the trail, and answering the questions to find the Easter Bunny, to receive a special chocolate reward.

Jon Phillips, from Worcester who visited with Emily Jeynes and youngsters Winnie, two, and Austin, five, said: “We have really enjoyed it, it is the first time we have been to a proper event like this.

“It has kept the kids busy.”

Sean Garfield, from Malvern, who visited with son Leo, three, and daughter Evie, nine, said: “It has been great fun.

“It is great to be able to get out and enjoy the weather.

“The kids have been a bit bored just walking round our local streets, so it is great to just get out and do an activity.”

Levi Bailey, Stanbrook Abbey’s deputy general manager, said: “It has been really good, really busy.

“We have been inviting all the local community for some socially distanced fun over Easter.

“It is so that we can give something back after this last year.

“There has not a lot that has been happening lately, so we wanted to give people something to do, taking advantage of the grounds here.

“With these grounds there is so much space, so we can be safe.

“We want to also let people know the hotel is open, and people can just come and have a coffee or a sandwich, or an ice cream.

“We wanted to let people know they can come just for the day.

“It has been really positive, people have been ringing in telling us they have had such a good time.

“We open April 12 for our al fresco dining, and are already taking bookings for that. We have all not had much to do for the past year, so something that might have seemed trivial before now is a big thing.”