Eastnor Castle near Ledbury is usually a hotspot for fun Easter activities, but not this year, because of the coronavirus crisis.

The venue is known not only as a castle but for its attractive open spaces, such as the Deer Park and grounds.

But the entire site is closed "until further notice".

A spokesman said: "Following the Government update with regards to the Coronavirus outbreak, it is with great sadness we announce that Eastnor Castle, grounds, arboretum and Deer Park Campsite will remain closed to visitors until further notice.

"This is a tremendously sad and difficult time for so many people and our thanks go out to all the healthcare and key workers who are doing such an incredible job trying to keep us safe."

Events called include the Olympegg Easter Treasure Hunt; Spot the Eggs Easter Treasure Hunt; Eastnor Chillifest; and outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Deer Park campside is closed until at least May 10.

A spokesman said: "The best way to contact us with any questions at the moment is by email enquiries@eastnorcastle.com