This week,  is Love Parks Week and people are being encouraged to go and enjoy the natural spaces in a sustainable way.

Worcester has several great play parks, but you can often find yourself going to the same one time after time.

Luckily there are many more just a short drive from the city centre, here are five of the best you can take the kids to this summer.

1. Drakes Broughton, WR10 2AJ

The first entry on the list opened just last year, costing more than £200,000 to build.

Just off Walcot Lane, the play park was built to replace the previous one which had been there for over 30 years.

It is just a 20-minute drive from Worcester city centre.

2. Inkberrow Play Park, WR7 4HJ

You may have heard of this one, it is right on the edge of the Warwickshire border, about a half an hour drive from Worcester.

The park features a variety of wooden play equipment and a large field, suitable for all manner of summer sports.

There is also a tennis and a lawn bowls club at the site.

3. Abbey Park, WR11 4SL

Abbey Park in Evesham has everything you could ever dream of, featuring a skate park, tennis courts and a water play zone.

This all comes in the shade of the Evesham Bell Tower, on the banks of the River Avon.

4. The Brum Park, WR3 7TH

The Brum Park in Fernhill Heath is accessible off Dilmore Avenue, around a 15-minute drive from city centre.

Over £80,000 was spent giving the park a new lease of life and it was reopened in 2015.

The park offers a fenced off play area with a good range of equipment for all ages and is nearby to playing fields.

5. Wychbold, WR9 7PP

Yet another relatively new play area, this park was opened in 2018 thanks to Dodderhill Parish Council in conjunction with Wychavon District Council.

At the end of School Road, Wychbold, and just off the M5 the park is easily accessible taking less than half an hour to reach.

The park is spacious and has a wide range of equipment including a zip wire, table tennis tables, tennis courts and even a dog agility course.