Alpaca Experiences

PLEASE NOTE:
This a working alpaca stud farm. It is not a petting zoo and we do not do 'walking with alpacas'.

The alpacas are not forced to do anything they don't want to do. You will be seeing them up close, chilling out, being alpacas. It is up to them how close!
We haven't had a single visitor so far who hasn't found that enough.
Sadly this is probably not an ideal experience for small children, from past experiences little ones get very bored pretty quickly, especially when asked not to run or shout.
Babies that are carried can come for free.    
            There is always a lot of poop of various sorts on the farm so please wear appropriate footwear!

 'ALPACA FARM WALK AND PICNIC AT THE ALPACA VIEWPOINT'
(available from the 1st of May to the end of September).
In a nutshell:
* A pleasant countryside walk around the perimeter of an alpaca farm.
* A guided walk/talk amongst the herd of alpacas (up close and personal)
* A picnic with a fabulous view (bring your own food/drink)
For more details please see below.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join us here at Patou Alpacas for a relaxing walk around the perimeter of the farm. (Please note that this is an unaccompanied walk, you will not be walking with an alpaca).

See the alpacas grazing, the babies (cria) feeding or charging around (first cria of 2022 will be arriving at the end of May) and take as many pictures as you like.

Towards the end of the walk I will take you into the heart of the herd and I will introduce you to them all (yes, they all have names). We will spend time amongst them seeing how gentle and calm they are whilst going about their daily business of grazing, sun bathing or rolling in their dust baths.

The circuit is about 800m long with a fairly steep climb to finish, but take your time and enjoy the views of over 50 alpacas on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

Once you have completed your walk you are welcome to enjoy your own private picnic at our ‘Alpaca Viewpoint’. From this panoramic spot looking out westwards towards Exmoor and the Quantocks you can continue to watch the rest of the Patou herd.

This relaxing and uplifting experience lasts up to about two hours.

Please note that although we provide the tables, benches and the view we do not provide any refreshments. You must bring all that you need for your picnic and we ask that you leave the 'Alpaca Viewpoint' as you found it.

The 'Alpaca Viewpoint' is on top of a hill and faces due west. If it is windy, it will be windy here! We suggest that you check the weather forecast before your experience and bring adequate clothing if it looks like being a bit breezy!

Please note that there are no public toilets on site and dogs are not allowed.

THE PRICE OF THIS EXPERIENCE IS £25 PER PERSON (£15 FOR CHILDREN).
AVAILABLE AT 12PM OR 4PM ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE IS 6.
(For larger group sizes please contact Mark at Patou Alpacas)
There is a small booking fee payable at the time of the booking.

ALPACA EXPERIENCES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PRE-BOOKING.

For more information or to discuss individual requirements please contact Mark: 07880542260 / mark@patoualpacas.com
WE DO KNOW THAT SOMETIMES DELAYS ARE UNAVOIDABLE AND WILL ENDEAVOUR TO GIVE YOU THE FULL EXPERIENCE THAT YOU HAVE BOOKED BUT IF YOU ARE LATE AND DO NOT LET US KNOW THIS MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE.
If you are unable to attend on the day of your booking we will always try and rebook you on another day, refunds are not automatic and will need to be discussed. 

Terms and conditions 

Cancellations:

If you make and pay for a booking and then fail to turn up without an explanation no refund will be offered.

If you wish to change the date or time of your alpaca experience, please give us 48 hours notice and we will do our best to accommodate you at a time and date that suits you.

Weather policy:

If the weather is so bad that you are unable to enjoy your alpaca experience and our advice is to postpone we will endeavour to give you a suitable alternative date.