We started alpaca walking with the public with our gentle boys in June 2018. Since then, many groups have enjoyed the experience, including a hen party of 20, a WI group of 14, an 18th birthday treat, a 16th birthday treat and others.
The experience lasts around 2 hours or so and includes:
A talk about alpacas, their history etc.
A visit to see our 9 baby alpacas (cria), born 2018 and their mums.
A walk around our land with an alpaca, up to 6 alpacas at a time.
Tea and homemade cakes to finish.
Please note that we will have to increase our charges in 2019 due to the new “Licensing of Activities Involving Animals (2018)” regulation which means we have to obtain a licence to continue walking our alpacas. This is a positive move in terms of animal welfare, which is our greatest concern, but we have to cover the cost of this.
Walking the alpacas will remain at £15 per person until 1 April 2019 when there will be a £5 increase; anyone who buys walking vouchers up to 1 April will be charged £15 when they will also be increased. [Anyone who already has walking vouchers at that time will have them honoured as usual of course.]
The talk, visit to see the babies, walk around the paddocks with an alpaca and tea and cakes to finish - £15 per person, c.2 hrs.
Steve and Sally