Thousands turned out to a free Easter event to help struggling families enjoy the holidays.

Children who may not have been able to enjoy the Easter holidays due to finances could still celebrate the festival thanks to the Easter Kids Fun Festival in Droitwich.

Worcester News: The event took place at Vines Park. The event took place at Vines Park. (Image: Simon Barry)The free event, which took place in Vines Park, had nearly 3,000 attend on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Easter.

Organiser Simon Berry said: "The reason we set it up is because not all families can afford to take their children away at Easter, and we wanted to do something so people can still enjoy the Easter Holidays.

Worcester News: Children enjoyed pony rides.Children enjoyed pony rides. (Image: Richard Morris)"It was very successful. The weather held out for us, and it was lovely seeing families have a good day."

The event had its own wrestling ring, where wrestlers fought for the love of the Easter Bunny. It also featured a magic show and boat rides.

Worcester News: There were Easter-themed games.There were Easter-themed games. (Image: Richard Morris)There were also various stall holders and food vans.

Mr Barry added: "Full praise goes to Wychavon District Council Parks and Greenspace - particularly Kirsty Yarwood and traders who let the event happen.

Worcester News: There was a range of stalls.There was a range of stalls. (Image: Richard Morris)"We would also like to think the Government's levelling up scheme, which provided funds to help us put on the event for free - demonstrates that the Government sees credibility in what we are doing.

"We promise next year is going to be bigger and better than this year."

The event also had pony rides which proved popular with the children.

Worcester News: Boat trips were available. Boat trips were available. (Image: Richard Morris)The festival was organised in partnership with the Droitwich Salt Fest, a staple in the town for many years.

Droitwich Salt Fest celebrates the town's salt history, and Mr Barry said the summer festival helped support the Easter festival he had put on.

Last year, Droitwich Salt Fest had parachute jumping, fireworks, a shopping village, a Roman village, and a comedy club night.