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!

ALPACA ENCOUNTER

We welcome you to come and immerse yourself into the wonderful fluffy world of alpacas.

We have been breeding alpacas since 2006 and currently have around 50 alpacas on the farm. They all have names and they all have differing personalities, some are very friendly and some are pretty grumpy!

Your experience will start by meeting the male group in our top paddock, this will give you the opportunity to get up close to these lovely friendly boys, feel the luxuriously soft fleece that they grow and maybe give them a little hug!

After spending time with the boys I will take you down into the main alpaca paddocks where you will walk amongst the group of females and cria (babies). This is an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable time, the alpacas do what they do and we are right in the middle of it. We leave it up to the alpacas how they behave and it is up to them how close they come but there will hopefully be some up close interaction.

All throughout I will answer all your questions and tell you all about these beautiful graceful animals.

The experience will last around 90 minutes.

We will always try and accommodate you on a dry and sunny day but we are going into winter so in the event of wet weather we may change the format slightly so that we spend at least some of the time in the dry alpaca barn.


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! 

It is also recommended that you wear wellington boots or walking boots as the ground is getting wet and muddy as we head into winter, please don't wear white trainers and expect to go home with them in the same condition!

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!

There is a reasonably steep hill leading to and from the alpaca paddocks, you can take your time but if you have serious health issues or can't walk very well please bear this in mind.

If you are a wheelchair user or have difficulty walking please contact Mark directly to arrange a 'bespoke' visit.

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

THE PRICE OF THIS EXPERIENCE IS £20 PER PERSON. AVAILABLE AT 10AM ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE IS 10 .

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.