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!
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 and take as many pictures as you like. 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.
Towards the end of the walk you will come into the main alpaca field with me and we walk amongst the main female and cria (baby) group whilst I 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.
Once you have completed your walk you are welcome to enjoy your own private picnic at our ‘Alpaca Viewpoint’, although it is not compulsary!
From this panoramic spot looking out westwards towards Exmoor and the Quantocks you can continue to watch the rest of the Patou herd or just enjoy the great view.
This relaxing and uplifting experience lasts for about 90 minutes. The walk is
unaccompanied but we will be here to answer as many questions as you have about
the alpacas if required during your picnic.
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.
We suggest that you check the weather forecast before your experience and bring adequate clothing if it looks like being a bit breezy! We are on top of a hill here so it can be very windy!
This is a working alpaca stud farm and the alpacas are left to be alpacas, as such they do what comes naturally and do not necessarily 'perform' for visitors unless they choose to!
Please note that there are no public toilets on site and dogs are not allowed.
THE PRICE OF THIS EXPERIENCE IS £15 PER PERSON. AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY.
We allow six people to visit the farm for an experience. This may mean that there may be more than one small group here at the same time.
There is a small booking fee payable at the time of booking.
ALPACA EXPERIENCES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PRE-BOOKING.