Honeybourne attraction reveals new website in bid to seal Stratford move - The Evesham Observer

Honeybourne attraction reveals new website in bid to seal Stratford move

Evesham Editorial 29th Jul, 2022   0

A POPULAR Honeybourne wildlife park has launched a new website in a bid to persuade Stratford planning chiefs of the benefits of bringing the attraction to the district.

All Things Wild – a family-run wildlife park which opened ten years ago – has submitted a planning application to move to Willicote Farm near Clifford Chambers.

The owners say the move would enable the park to more than double in size and improve its animal habitats, broaden its educational opportunities and boost its conservation work.

In a plea on its new site, the owners of the ‘extremely successful’ village attraction hope to demonstrate how much the move will benefit local people through employment, education, ecology, and entertainment.

“Our existing site provides an all-weather, year-round family attraction, allowing people of all ages to enjoy and connect with nature and the natural world,” a spokesperson said.

“Our new site will continue with this provision, while improving the environment for animals and guests.”

Attraction bosses say the move would also protect the 37 employees, including full-time, part-time and seasonal staff, while also creating more than 50 new jobs.

All Things Wild is home to farm animals together with the likes of camels, zebra, meerkats and more

Its mission has always been to create a fun and interactive environment to educate youngsters on the importance of conservation and their role in preserving the natural world.

The new park would include six geographical zones, each designed to evoke a different region of the planet, to introduce visitors to wildlife, habitats and conservation stories from around the world.

Interactive play-based learning and immersive technologies would be built into each zone and the extra space at the new site would enable All Things Wild to develop larger, more naturalistic enclosures. The additional space would also allow the park to welcome some new animals.

The new site would provide extra pace for the expansion of its Step Through Time dinosaur exhibit and its related education and play activities.

Bosses also want to introduce safari-style camping tents to enable overnight stays within the park.

A planning application has now been submitted to Stratford District Council and if given the green-light the move would begin in 2023 and would be carried out in phases, with the opening date set to be announced later this year.

Visit supportallthingswild.co.uk for more.


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