An alpaca experience at Hebbs Alpacas enables you to get up close and personal to our alpacas.
You can book a date now or buy a voucher for the experience (vouchers are valid for 12 months).
We are now offering a Years Membership that allows the holder to visit us 4 times in a year at a discounted price of over 30%. This is available through a voucher and can be either the Meet and Greet or the Walks
There are 2 different types of experiences:-
- A Walk lasting approximately one and half hours
- Meet and Greet lasting approximately one hour.
Walking an Alpaca
Each walk 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 our woodland walk. 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 spot the wildlife that frequents our farm both on the ground and in the air.
Part way round the walk we will stop for photos.
We will then continue on our walk around the farm.
Looking through the trees there are opportunities to see the baby alpacas (cria).
The at the end of the walk you will get the opportunity to give your alpaca a feed and a final photo. We will then finish will looking at the fleece and looking at what can be made from their fleece.
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 take photos. You will also get to meet our 2 llamas who live with our alpacas. Our alpacas are very friendly and love it when they have visitors.
Our knowledgeable guides are on site and will give you lots of information about these incredible animals.
We still advise on sensible footwear as the ground can be uneven in places.