Alpaca Walking / Alpaca Trekking Experiences are now taking place and we hope to continue until this year until end of September or later (weather and ground conditions permitting)
Alpaca Walking Experiences take approximately 90 minutes - 2 hours, consisting of a Welcome and brief Health & Safety chat, meeting our walking team, holding the lead rein training, a walk around our paddock to get used to walking your alpaca, then a leisurely stroll around our farm, past our paddocks of pygmy goats, past the Christmas trees, alongside the beautiful river Blackwater, through our copse of willow trees and past one of our lakes until we walk back to our start point. There will be plenty of chances to stop and we will happily take photo's for you.
The walk takes approximately one hour.
The farm experience continues... we visit our main breeding goat herd for some feeding activities, then call upon our female alpacas (and cria), our team will give a talk about this group and then it's off to visit our pygmy goat nannies and get a cuddle with our pygmy goat kids. Sometimes we even have babies on farm that require bottle-feeding!
Our experience is a must for any alpaca or pygmy goat lover, plenty of information will be imparted about all our animals, great photo opportunities and this unique experience definitely tops the cuteness factor!
TO BOOK, TELEPHONE CLAIRE OR GLENN ON
07813290708 / 07736 320 490
EXPERIENCE DATES AND TIMES CAN BE FOUND HERE
2 X PEOPLE SHARING 1 X ALPACA £40.00
3 X PEOPLE SHARING 1 X ALPACA £52.50
ADDITIONAL NON LEAD WALKERS £10.00 EACH
TERMS & CONDITIONS / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN CHILDREN ATTEND THE ALPACA WALKING EXPERIENCE?
Children aged 14 and over, can attend and share an alpaca with an accompanying adult. Children aged 10-14 can attend, however, they would not hold lead reins to an alpaca. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This experience is unsuitable for under 10's, however our Private Farm Tours and Junior Farm Experiences may be suitable - please ask for information.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION/ CHANGE OF DATE POLICY?
If you decide to cancel, we must have 14 days notice to offer a refund. No refunds will be given if less than 14 days notice is provided. If you need to amend the date of your visit, then we must have 7 days notice.
We walk in most weather conditions, we walk in the rain - please dress appropriately for the weather. We do not cancel walks if there is a chance of rain or showers on the day of your experience.
If the weather forecast is predicted to be extreme, which can be very high winds, torrential rain or extreme hot temperatures, we will give as much notice as practically possible and offer an alternative date or Gift Certificate - to the value of the experience or refund. (If we cancel, this will be for Health, Safety and Welfare reasons of Humans and/ or animals).
WHAT IS THE LATE ARRIVALS POLICY?
Upon booking any experience, we verbally explain that all participants must arrive 10-15 minutes prior to experience start time. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS TAKE PART IN OUR INITIAL HEALTH & SAFETY DISCUSSION AT THE START OF ANY EXPERIENCE. All experiences will start at the time indicated on the booking invoice/ times advertised on our website/ social media. Late arrivals for this experience will not be permitted on farm, until the alpaca walk part of this experience has completed. Late arrivals will be able to join the second part of the experience. No refunds/ alternative experience dates will be available to compensate for the late arrivals of participants.
CAN MY FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER WAIT IN THE CAR/ ON FARM WHILST I ATTEND THE EXPERIENCE?
Unfortunately, no. We do not allow non paying / non participating visitors on farm, whilst activities are taking place.
CAN I BRING MY DOG (OR OTHER PET) - EVEN IF MY DOG REMAINS IN MY VEHICLE?
Again no, we cannot have dogs or other animals on farm, remaining in vehicles.
IS THERE A CAFE ON SITE?
No sorry, we do not have a cafe, play area or picnic area. We are a working farm so no tourist facilities. Please note we operate a no-smoking policy on farm. Toilet and handwashing facilities available.
CAN I JUST TURN UP AND DO THIS EXPERIENCE?
No, sorry. All experiences must be pre-booked.
DO YOU HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT?
Yes, this is sent out in advance by email to anyone pre-booking an experience.
IS THIS EXPERIENCE SUITABLE FOR SOMEONE IN A WHEELCHAIR?
Sadly, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs, pushchairs or buggies on farm. This is due to the fact that we are a working farm, with uneven pathways and grass tracks. All persons taking part in this experience must be able to physically undertake a gentle 90 minute walk unaided and without any health concerns by this level of activity.
WHAT CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR SHOULD I WEAR FOR THIS EXPERIENCE?
Enclosed footwear is essential, we would recommend walking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies. Anyone wearing open toed footwear will not be able to participate. At certain times of the year, wellies or waterproof walking boots will be essential for this experience. Clothing - all participants are recommended to wear full length trousers (ideally jeans or similar) as this is a "hands on" experience. Please be aware, your clothing and footwear are especially likely to get muddy during /after periods of wet weather, please consider this when choosing your clothing for this experience.
CAN I BRING A CAMERA AND TAKE PHOTO'S?
Yes, we would encourage you and all members of your group to take photo's of your visit. "Selfies" are not permitted if you are holding the lead reins to an alpaca. Please ask as a member of our team will happily take photo's for you. There will be lots of opportunities throughout the walk for photo's/videos to be taken by non-lead walking participants and our team.