About Us

We live in a beautiful log cabin in Northumberland where we care for our alpaca herd. We have selectively grown the herd over many years and are proud to have won many awards. We adore these extraordinary animals and love seeing the wonderful effect they have on our visitors.
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Contact Info

  • Alpaca Encounters
    Hillfield,
    Allendale Road,
    Hexham,
    Northumberland
    NE46 2NJ
  • 07984 458869
  • info@alpacaencounters.co.uk
  • Mon thru Sat: 09.00 to 18.00
    Sunday: Closed

If you want a unique and unforgettable experience, why not try something different and get up close and personal with our wonderful alpacas?

Alpaca encounters are becoming one of the most popular activities right across the country, akin to beach walks and trekking. Here in Northumberland, we focus the encounters on learning about alpacas and enjoying being around them in their natural environment.

Below, you will find some of the more popular encounters we offer, but we are more than happy to arrange something extra special and personalised for you. Just call us and let us know what you fancy, or let us come up with some suggestions.

To enquire or make a booking, call Paul on 07984 458869

Walking with Alpacas

Enjoy a leisurely walk across farmland and country tracks with an alpaca. If you bring your camera, you'll be able to take some great alpaca selfies. Walks last for about an hour and you'll be accompanied by a guide who will tell you about alpacas. The encounter starts with an interesting and informative briefing about these friendly, inquisitive animals and how to handle them. Just being around our loveable alpacas triggers a "feel good" experience.

£15 - £25 per person per hour.

Kids encounters

Children love alpacas and alpacas love children. Our 'kid's encounters' are for up to 5 children over 8 years old, in the presence of a supervising adult. They will meet our young (smaller) alpacas and they can feed them and enjoy a gentle meander around our farm with them. It makes for fabulous photo opportunities!

£30 for 1/2 hour (up to 5 kids) £50 for 1 hour

Home visits

We can bring our alpacas to schools, residential and care homes and many other places to create a unique experience for pupils, residents and staff. Alpaca visits are considered very therapeutic and educational. We bring 2 carefully chosen alpacas who are guaranteed to charm everyone. People are always enthralled by the gentle alpacas as they touch and feel them and gaze into their big beautiful eyes.

Prices start from £120 per visit and vary based on distance and time required.

Illustrated talks

Our talks cover all aspects about alpacas, from their ancient origins in South America to their place on the modern farm and as fleece producers. We can also address ownership, breeding and husbandry. The talk usually starts with a 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. We can come to your location and bring two alpacas if the venue is suitable, or we can host the talk at our farm, which is a more natural setting and presents the possibility to meet more alpacas.

Prices from £25 per person on our farm. POA for talk at your location.

Parties

Are you stuck for original birthday party ideas? Fancy something a bit different that is educational as well as fun? Let your kids learn about, meet, and walk our alpacas. It will be a memory for a lifetime! Make it a part of your kid's party. It starts with a 10 minute briefing on how to behave, stay safe and respect farm animals. Then they can stroke and walk with our gentle alpacas ~ even enjoy a birthday cake with them if you bring one along. They must be supervised and accompanied at all times.

Small group (5 children) £80. Large group (6-10 children) £10 per additional child.

Feeding alpacas

Feeding time is a perfect opportunity to get up close to un-haltered alpacas. Feeding usually gives rise to great excitement! It is best done in small groups (2-4 people). Feeding takes about 30 minutes in late afternoon, but you can visit the animals and feed them a quick treat at any time! As always, you will be given a briefing about the best way to be around these animals before the feeding.

Minimum of 2 people. Maximum of 4 people. £30 - £50 for 30 mins standalone, or can be combined with other activities.

To enquire or make a booking, call Paul on 07984 458869