Since the Looping Group’s requisition of West Midland Safari Park in December 2018, the Park’s in-house Development Team has been working on a long-term investment strategy for future development at the site, of which plans were submitted to the Wyre Forest District Council last week.
The Park’s planning submission details the first phase of development, which, if granted, is due to commence in October 2019, with ambitions for completion in June 2020. The plans focus on upgrading the Park’s animal facilities, as well as improving the overall guest experience, by introducing the option for guests to stay onsite overnight in unique accommodation.
Managing Director of the Park, Darren Chorley, said, “This exciting new development will see new facilities being built for our African elephants and cheetahs, creating habitats that are as close to the species’ natural environment as possible. Working closely with our Wildlife Team, we have ensured that these environments are stimulating and enriching, giving shelter and 24-hour access to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
“Integrated into the new exhibits will be luxury, exclusive lodges, designed to give the occupants an up-close and personal overnight wildlife experience like no other. Guests will be able to extend their stay by booking overnight accommodation at one of eight lodges which will sit on the boundaries of the reserves, with views overlooking the elephant and cheetah areas. We hope this represents the start of an exciting new future at West Midland Safari Park.”
Further information about West Midland Safari Park is available from the Park’s website or by telephone 01299 402114.