WASELEY Hills Country Park has had its accredited country park status renewed under the Natural England scheme.

The park was one of the first in the country to be accredited three years ago, under the scheme which identifies and recognises sites delivering services to encourage people to visit such as public access and on site toilets.

Liz Nether, countryside sites team leader for Worcestershire County Council, said: "We are delighted to receive the accreditation renewal.

"This is testament to the hard work of all staff and volunteers. Both parks have free admission with free parking at Worcester Woods.

"The country parks include nature reserves, café facilities, play areas for children and are easily accessible from the surrounding areas and the motorway making both sites popular with many visitors.

"We hope that the accreditation will continue to attract many visitors to the parks."