A BABY donkey has been born at a Wolverley arboretum and is set to become the star attraction in their Christmas festivities.

The yet to be named male was born at Bodenham Arboretum, in Wolverley, at 4.20pm on Thursday, December 14.

He is expected to be a star attraction at the arboretum's Nativity Trail, staying close alongside his mum, Eve - who was born on Christmas Eve seven years ago.

Bodenham Arboretum's Nativity Trail, which will run until the end of December, sees visitors follow the stars and answer Christmas questions, before reaching the live nativity scene - which will feature sheep, goats and donkeys alongside traditional biblical, carved and robed wooden characters Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three Wise Men, King Herod and the Angel Gabriel.

James Binnian, owner of Bodenham Farm and Arboretum, said: "We were so pleased that the foal was delivered safe and sound late on Thursday afternoon. We have been eagerly awaiting his arrival for the last two weeks.

"It certainly was a cold day that he chose to come into the world - but he is healthy and warm with his mother in the barn here on the farm at Bodenham."

Mr Binnian added: "We know lots of people will be eagerly waiting to see him during the next couple of weeks - he certainly won't disappoint anyone on the 'cuteness' factor!

"All we have to do now is think of a name - someone suggested 'Jack Frost' which we like - we will keep everyone posted."