Every session starts with a health and safety briefing. After spending a little time admiring their cuteness, we halter up and let you walk your favourite alpaca, before returning to give them all lots of treats! (Depending on the ground and other wildlife etc, we sometimes stay in the field for our walk). After a little more time petting, its time to set them free in the field. Enjoy your picnic either at our picnic tables or on your rug (please bring your own), and enjoy as much engagement and photo time with the lovely boys as you would like. Our field is roughly an acre so you will always be somewhat close to the alpacas and they can be quite curious creatures so our experience lends itself well to being a more intimate and hands on experience compared to others. Our staff will encourage safe engagement and will show children how to stroke the alpacas etc. On hot days, we get the paddling pools out which the alpacas enjoy and our guests can hose them down!
Whereas most alpaca experiences are a long walk and a little interaction, our ethos is that its all about the animals and what they want to do. Our walks are 15-20 minutes, with the remainder of the time spent really engaging with our friendly, funny boys. We pride ourselves on being the most up close and personal alpaca experience!
Children under 12 must have an adult to help them walk the alpaca on a 1 to 1 basis. If you have 2 children under 12, you will need 2 alpacas, so both children can have an adult to help. Young children are only able to hold the lead with their accompanying adult holding it too We do not provide the picnic so please bring your own.
This does NOT involve walking the alpacas. It is a picnic & play only session.
Enjoy a picnic at our tables and spend the full session engaging with these inquisitive creatures. Treats to hand feed will be provided and they are always intrigued by whats going. Our staff will be on hand for questions and to assist with getting to know the alpacas. A great option for those with larger families, young children and those with walking difficulties. This is not an exclusive experience and there may be up to 8 families, each with their own table. Please contact us by email if you require more than 6 people in your group. Please bring your own picnic.
Kids sessions- ages 8-18
After the success of 2020s kids/teens events, we will be once again offering places on our kids sessions. 3 hours of alpaca facts and fun- without the parents! May half term and summer holidays. We may also add some dates in the easter holidays depending on the weather and ground.
Dates will be added in due course. Please email, check on the news section of our website or our facebook page- mortimer alpacas
New for 2021- school class visits
We look forward to welcoming classes to join us for alpaca fun, educational facts about how theyre adapted to their original habitat and quizzes and games.
Care home/hospital/school visits- available from September 2021
Known for their calming nature, we can bring these beauties to meet your residents/pupils. 2 carefully selected alpacas will come and delight your residents/pupils. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Why not have our adorable boys at your wedding for additional wow factor?! Who wouldnt love these beauties in their wedding pictures to cherish forever. We offer various packages, so please contact us to discuss your preferences.
Bronze package – 2 alpacas, 2 hours. The alpacas will be admired by your guests as they take selfies and feed them their treats within their pen(must be outside). Treat bags 30p per bag, please let us know in advance how many you require.
Silver package – 4 alpacas, 3 hours. The alpacas will be taken around your guests for selfies and treats! They will mingle with the guests and are sure to be the show stoppers!
Gold package – 4 alpacas, 4 hours. The alpacas will be available for photos with the bride and groom, as well as the wedding party and guests. Outdoor ceremonies have the option to add ringbearer duties if the premises are deemed suitable and safe for an additional £100.