• Two Hour Alpaca Experience
• Welcome and introduction to the alpacas
• Take your alpaca for a walk in the surrounding countryside
• Opportunity to hand feed and interact with the alpacas
• Lots of photo opportunities
• Treks take place with a maximum of 10 participants
What Can I Expect
Go alpaca trekking in the wetlands of Romney Marsh in Kent! Visit ’Alpaca Annie’ to meet and learn about her merry troupe of gorgeous alpacas, then have the total pleasure of taking one of them out for a walk through the fields of this working arable farm.
Putting it simply, you will fall in love with these alpacas during your experience. When handled correctly and with understanding, an alpaca can actually make a fantastic pet. They’re full of character, intelligent, affectionate and docile. They’re also very sociable too, as they have a strong herd instinct.
Having built up her own alpaca herd and realising that we all love alpacas as much as she does, Annie created her alpaca trekking experiences, which have proved hugely popular. And we have to say, the staff are lovely, knowledgable and approachable, but it really is the alpacas who utterly steal the show. They are just so gorgeous and funny at the same time, as you’ll find out when you take them walking.
You’ll be partnered up with your very own alpaca for the walk. You’ll find some like to lead, others prefer to be in the middle of the pack, whilst certain alpaca will only ever tag along behind on the treks. So who will you be walking with? It might be Stupot, Jeremy Fisher, Allan, Bertie Boy, Tony or Thomas? We just love that these alpacas all have such human names!
And if you’re worried about the trekking bit, don’t be, it’s more ambling with the Alpacas than a leg-burning trek across tricky terrain in Machu Picchu. The walk goes something like this: walk a bit. stop. graze on some nice juicy grass. walk a bit. stop. graze on some other nice juicy grass and repeat. But our favourite bit of the trek is the half-time break. This is when you can take brilliant selfies with your alpaca and then spoil them with a very special culinary treat…carrots.
After roaming the fields of the farm, you’ll head back to base. Having thanked your new best buddy for the walk, there’s still time left on your alpaca trekking experience to visit the baby alpaca enclosure. This is really, really cool. Called cria, these little alpacas are just too gorgeous.
• Treks are available Tuesdays to Fridays at 1pm, excluding Bank Holidays
• Weekend upgrades are available for a £5 surcharge payable when booking your date
• Dates and are subject to availability and weather condition
• Session times are subject to change
• Minimum age 8
• Under 14s will share an alpaca with an accompanying adult (spectator charge will not apply)
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult
• Spectators are welcome to accompany you on your trek for a £5 fee payable on the day
• Dogs are not permitted on site
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is essential
• Flip-flops and sandals should not be worn
• Participants will be required to step through a bio security foot bath for heath and safety reasons
• Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled trek
• Haguelands Village, Burwash, Romney Marsh, Kent