THE National Trust is inviting people to discover the simple pleasures of being outdoors with the family this October half term.

The trust is encouraging people of all ages to wrap up warm and get closer to nature at Clent Hills where lots of wildlife can be found living at the Worcestershire beauty spot – if people know where to look.

Nature lovers can hunt for bugs in the long grass, turn over a log to find what creatures live underneath, visit Walton Hill for a spot of bird watching and experience the changing colours of autumn in the woods.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said: “Whether it's the technicolour canopy of autumn colour, the rustle of leaves underfoot or the sight of toadstools among the fallen leaves, autumn is a feast for the senses. “Track down the best autumn colour you can find on a walk with your family this October.

“Have a family leaf hunt to find the biggest and brightest leaves, challenge your family to a game of Top Trunks, enjoy conker battles with friends or head off on a scavenger hunt to see what else you can find to create some wild art when you get home.”

For more on family days out at National Trust countryside and parklands in Worcestershire and Herefordshire check out website