Join the rangers and our three beautiful alpaca – Jim, Topaz and Mally for a unique opportunity to experience these wonderful animals. Our walks start off with a brief talk about alpacas and introduce you to our three boys. The rangers will then demonstrate how to catch the alpaca and then we’ll take them on a walk around the park with opportunities for photographs and plenty of treats for the alpaca!
As our alpaca can be unpredictable we can only allow children between 8 – 13 on these walks and they must be accompanied by an adult who can assist if needed. If you are booking a walk for a child you may also bring an additional adult to take photographs.
One booking allocates one of our alpaca. You may bring one friend with you to take photographs but no more than this as alpaca don’t like large groups of people.
Group and weekday bookings
Most of our scheduled alpaca walks will go out on weekend mornings although we will set some during school holidays. If we have any available dates they’ll be available to buy online – we do run as many walks as we can.
You can book out our alpaca for private sessions for family and friends, community groups and anything else you can think of, please note a private session begins at £70. You can bring more than 3 people to share the alpaca walking but we will access each group on an individual basis as the alpaca will not like too large a group! For group bookings please email our rangers.
Don’t tell the other alpaca but Jim is our favourite! He started out quite grumpy and was the most likely to have a quick kick, however after spending a lot of time with him, he’s now the most sociable alpaca who loves attention! Jim’s favourite treat is carrots – he can see very well in the dark!!
While Topaz is the prettiest alpaca, Jim is the scruffiest! He’s always mucky and muddy and his fringe always looks flat. Show alpaca are meant to be a solid colour and Jim has a ginger stripe on his neck. He also has chunky legs!
Topaz is the leader of the group and the most confident alpaca. He’s our prettiest alpaca and has beautiful long eyelashes. On our alpaca walks Topaz likes to take the lead. He can also be very cheeky and will push in and steal treats from his chums. His favourite treat is cabbage – what a strange chap! Topaz is the alpaca who’s most likely to show his displeasure and is the only one of the three who will spit when we give him treatments such as injections or vitamins!
Mally is the loner of the group and tends to be rather nervous. He’s a fussy alpaca and so far will not take treats! Who doesn’t like cabbage? Because he doesn’t like treats it makes him harder to train and get used to human contact. So while Topaz and Jim will come and accept treats, Mally just hangs around at the back watching. However once he’s on a lead rope he’s a very laid back alpaca and seems to enjoy being walked by our more nervous students or those with additional needs.