A POPULAR Vale animal attraction could soon be on the move.

All Things Wild, in Station Road in Honeybourne, has been listed for sale by Tim Cox Associates.

Project development manager at the attraction, Victoria Faller, has now confirmed it is planning to move to a bigger site in Stratford.

She said: "All Things Wild has been in operation from this site in Honeybourne since 2012 and in recent years it has become an aspiration for the facility to continue to expand in order to provide better facilities for a greater number of visitors and provide larger, more naturalistic enclosures for our animals.

"All efforts to expand the facility in Honeybourne have proved unsuccessful, such that the search for a larger site began in 2019 when they were subsequently able to secure land at Willicote Farm within the neighbouring district of Stratford-on-Avon. All Things Wild are in the process of submitting a planning application to the district council to enable their relocation."

Evesham Journal: All Things Wild is home to a wide variety of animals, including camels, crocodiles, owls and snakesAll Things Wild is home to a wide variety of animals, including camels, crocodiles, owls and snakes

Mrs Faller added that it is unclear what will happen to the current site, although it has been touted as a site for future housing developments.

She said: "The existing site in Honeybourne is under an option agreement with AC Lloyd Group of Leamington, who own Willicote Farm and are working with ATW to help them relocate. 

"The future use of the existing site in Honeybourne is uncertain at this stage, as it will be subject to necessary planning approvals.

"However, the Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan has zoned the site for employment development and it is also being promoted through the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review process as a potential future housing site.

There is a catch to the sale as potential buyers will not be able to use the site as a animal attraction.

Evesham Journal: All Things Wild in Honeybourne has been listed for sale on Tim Cox AssociatesAll Things Wild in Honeybourne has been listed for sale on Tim Cox Associates

The listing on Tim Cox Associates describes the property as a rural site, which has been landscaped to form a variety of animal enclosures, approximately 18,200 square feet in size.

A large car park and a range of buildings, including a main retail shop, reception, play area, café and restaurant with commercial kitchen, are all included in the sale.

The buildings were all constructed at different times, using a variety of materials, with part of the main building made from timber clad.

There is also a single-story dwelling, accommodating seven bedsits.

The property can either be purchased completely with vacant possession for £1 million or rented for £55,000 per annum “on the basis of repairing and insuring”.

Anyone wishing to view the property must contact the agents.

We reached out to Tim Cox Associates for further details however no response has been provided at the time of writing.