An alpaca experience at Hebbs Alpacas enables you to get up close and personal to our alpacas.
There are 2 different types of experiences:-
- A Walk lasting approximately one hour
- Meet and Greet lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Walking an Alpaca
Each walk lasts about one hour. It starts with an initial meeting of your alpacas.
If you’re a little nervous, it’s important you let your guide know so that they can assist you to choose the best alpaca – surprisingly, it’s not always the smaller or younger animals that are best suited!
We will start with an initial safety talk and once alpacas and visitors are ready, we will set off on a leisurely stroll along the bank of the canal. As you walk it will be possible to find more out about alpacas from your knowledgeable guide. All our walking guides are highly knowledgeable about alpacas – they will tell you all about these fantastic animals, their history and what they are used for in their natural environment in South America during your walk. They will be very happy to answer any questions you may have. whilst also being able to look at the wildlife that frequents the canal and the banks. In the spring swans can be seen sitting on their nest on the canal bank and then the swans and their signets swimming up and down the canal.
Part way round the walk there is the opportunity to take a walk onto Brick Kiln Bridge, a great photo opportunity.
We will then continue on our walk around the farm with great views of the Forest of Bowland. The wildlife spotting continues with hares, herons and other wildlife.
The experience will finish with the opportunity to give your alpaca a feed and a final photo opportunity.
You must have sturdy footwear, sensible clothes preferably without flappy coats and remember to bring a camera.
If you wish to book a single ticket we may need to ask you to re-arrange the date/time as we need a minimum of 2 alpacas on the walk for it to go ahead. Alpacas are herd animals and need an alpaca friend to walk with.
Children must be 10 or over to walk an alpaca on their own. Aged between 5 and 9 they can share an alpaca with an accompanying adult. Under 5’s can come along the walk however cannot share an alpaca.
We are not able to allow pushchairs on the walk at this current time so fives and under need to be able to walk for about 60 minutes on their own or be in a carrier.
Alpaca Meet and Greet
This is a great experience if you want to get up close to an alpaca but do not want to walk one. Great for children and adults alike. You will get the opportunity to enter a pen with a couple of alpacas, stroke them and of course get a few photos. You will also be given some food for the alpacas and will be able to take a stroll around the farm and give the food to any of the alpacas we have on site.
Our knowledgeable guides are on site and will give you lots of information about these incredible animals.
Whilst strolling round the farm there is often wild animals to be seen as well as our rare breed Wensleydale Sheep.
We still advise on sensible footwear as the ground can be uneven in places and is predominantly grass.