Please note that all of our Alpaca Trekking sessions are now fully booked until the end of October 2021, when we close for the season.
Why trek with an alpaca?
Alpacas are gentle natured and inquisitive creatures, with individual quirky personalities and the softest fleece that you are ever likely to touch! What could be better than spending some time with these captivating animals, and walking with them whilst enjoying the peaceful riverside setting?
Our trekking experiences start off with an informative talk all about alpacas which includes refreshments. You’ll get to feel some alpaca fleece and learn how it is made into yarn, as well as find out all about the camelid family.
We will then go meet our male alpacas and we will set off for a riverside trek and through our farm and woodland, which will take between 45 minutes to one hour (alpacas can’t be rushed!) There are plenty of opportunities for photos and you may spot some other wildlife enroute!
Once we have completed the trek, we return to the centre for some more refreshments and our Queenholme Alpaca Quiz to see what you have learnt! We also have some alpaca related products, such as socks, yarns and novelties for you to purchase.
Our treks take place on Friday and Sunday mornings, and can be booked between April and October. The treks are suitable for children aged 8 years and over (sharing with an adult) and sensible children of 12 year olds and over can generally walk their own alpaca.
You can either choose to walk your own alpaca on a trek or share an alpaca between two people. The choice is yours!
Alpaca Trekking Experience – One walker and one alpaca – £30
Alpaca Trekking Experience (Sharing) – Two people sharing one alpaca – £40
Trekking Experience Spectator – Take part in the trek & refreshments but not walk an alpaca – £10
Alpaca Meet & Greet – Adult (over 16) – £10
Alpaca Meet & Greet – Child (5-15) – £7.50
Alpaca Meet & Greet – Child (4 and under) – £2
Please note that there is a small booking fee to cover administration costs
After booking, please check your Junk Mail folder for correspondence if you have not received email confirmation and an event reminder four days before your visit.
Alpaca Experience Gift Vouchers will be available for purchase again in the autumn of 2021. Due to many vouchers being unredeemed in 2020 due to the lockdowns, and being carried over to 2021, we capped the numbers of vouchers sold so that we could ensure that we could accommodate everyone this year. Apologies for any disappointment caused.