RESIDENTS are being urged to support local creative businesses at Jinney Ring Craft Centre’s Christmas Craft Extravaganza this weekend.

The event features designer-makers who produce hand-crafted products including leather goods, chocolates, art, and beauty products.

As well as buying Christmas gifts, food and drink, visitors can meet the friendly alpacas that will be at the event.

Each day there will be regular walks with the alpacas around the Jinney Ring site which visitors are invited to join.

Amanda Sunter, from the Jinney Ring Craft Centre, said: “It is so important to support local craftspeople at this time of year.

"As small independent businesses, designer-makers keep traditional skills alive and create beautiful products with care and love."

The Christmas Craft Extravaganza takes place at Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, December 7 and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday, December 8.

The Jinney Ring Farmhouse restaurant will be serving breakfast from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday for hungry early birds who want to beat the crowds.

Entrance and parking are free.

There is a charge of £5 per alpaca for “Walking with Alpacas”, which will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Society, one of Jinney Ring’s nominated charities for 2019, funds research and supports people living with dementia.

The centre houses a wide range of crafts people working in their own individual businesses as well as a large quirky gift shop and artist gallery, both selling unusual gifts and works of art.

Set in lovely gardens with duck ponds and views across to the Malvern Hills, it describes itself as "possibly the most visited craft centre in the West Midlands" which pride itself on being a traditional craft centre where people can watch skilled craftsmen and women at work - like stepping back in time.