Alpaca Adoption 2020


We have 3 alpaca adoption packages for 2020; Bronze, Silver and Gold. These packages are available to buy from Dec 1st 2019 until 31st July 2020. 



Bronze - Gift box only (no visit to farm) £28

Silver - Gift box and one adventure visit £45

Gold - Gift box, adventure visit and alpaca walk with your alpaca** (only available to 10 yrs and over) £80


See photos and details of our six Yew Tree alpacas for adoption in 2020. 



Alpacas for Adoption


  • Elgar


    Elgar is 4 year old brown alpaca with 2 black spots on his back. He’s very placid and easy going and although now quite large he has a very nice personality. He loves his carrots and quietly pushes forward amongst our other boys when visitors arrive with their carrots. Elgar is on the walking team and is a steady walker who prefers being at the back of the line. Elgar started his stud duties last year and he has several Crias due this year. 


  • Isaac


    Isaac is a lovely alpaca with a very gentle and quiet personality inherited from his mother Bianca. He was born in August 2015 and is one of our most experienced alpacas on our walking team. In 2017 he won his class and came reserve champion in the male white class at the South of England show. He was praised for his conformation and uniformity of fleece. He has a large distinguishing moustache and hums frequenly when out with our visitors on the walks.

  • Jimmy


    Jimmy is the oldest and most experienced of our adoption alpacas. He's a white 7 year old and otherwise know as Mr goofy as his lower front teeth are very prominent. 


    Jimmy is the experienced one who is cool in all situations including the sudden appearance of small yappy dogs which would worry many other alpacas. Jimmy's other love aswell as going out walks, is agility, and over several years now he's the one who enjoys a jump or two. If you adopt him then you'll get a chance to do some agility as well as walks.

  • Oscar


    Oscar is the cutest little boy, he’s 18 mths old (as at Nov ’18) and is the smallest of our alpacas born in 2017 and also the lightest ever born being only 5.3kgs at birth. Typically 8kg is the average. He had to be bottle fed for 6 weeks as his mum had very little milk. 

    Oscar has a lovely attitude and walks very well on the headcollar, already being a regular on the walking team. He was also chosen for our first alpaca wedding visit so he’s perfect as one of our adoption alpacas.


  • Rafa


    Rafa alias 'Kisser' is one of the most people friendly alpacas we have ever bred. He loves people and will come up to nuzzle us in the field whilst we are busy poo picking!


    Rafa is named after Rafael Nadal the tennis player, we never got round to letting the real one know he had an alpaca named after him! Although he's not going to be a prize winner in the ring Rafa's personality has already won him an army of fans.

  • Scrunchy


    Scrunchy was born in 2017 boy, and was one of the first in his year to become a regular on our walking team. He enjoys walking and was the easiest to train to walk on the lead rope. He's called Scrunchy because he grows so much fleece around his head he looks really 'scrunchy! Consequenlty he has been registered as Victor Scrunchy rather than just his real name Victor. He grows lots of fleece and looks so cuddly from October to May. He is very friendly and calm around our visitors and also loves carrots!



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Number of adoptions per alpaca


  • Unlimited number for bronze
  • Silver and gold combined maximum 8 adoptions per alpaca


Bronze (all ages)


Our bronze option is an adoption gift box for your adopted alpaca with a 10% discount voucher which can be used against an alpaca adventure or alpaca walking*. Note the bronze option DOES NOT include a visit to the farm. All in an A4 gift box with ribbon


  • Certificate of adoption
  • Info sheet about your alpaca
  • Photo of your alpaca
  • Fleece sample from your alpaca
  • Alpaca facts sheet (A4)
  • Leaflet about the Yew Tree herd
  • Small alpaca hard back note book (photo on front) 15cmx12cm (sorry although this will be of our alpacas we cannot guarantee it is of the adopted alpaca).
  • 10% discount voucher for alpaca adventure or alpaca walk April-Sept 2020


(*please note the recipient has to be 10 yrs or over to participate in an alpaca walk and 6yrs + for an adventure)



Silver (6yrs and over)


Our silver option gives the adopter a gift box for your adopted alpaca and an alpaca adventure visit to Yew Tree for the recipient and a friend/parent. Note there are only 3 dates available for the adventure please tick the preferred date when booking. (Please note the adventure may be in the afternoon or the morning on the specified date depending on numbers booking).


Gift box contains...


  • Certificate of adoption
  • Info sheet about your alpaca
  • Photo of your alpaca
  • Fleece sample from your alpaca
  • Alpaca facts sheet (A4)
  • Leaflet about the Yew Tree herd and leaflet about our alpaca adventures
  • Small alpaca hard back note book (alpaca photo on front but may not be of yur adopted alpaca) 15cmx12cm
  • A4 gift box with ribbon
  • Adventure Visit on... (you select one of the following dates): Sat April  25th, Sat July 25th, Wed Aug 19th. (Note: if you are buying later in the year then you will have less dates to select from)

Visit includes...


  • Presentation/talk on alpacas
  • Seeing & feeling alpaca fleece and yarns
  • Visit to see your alpaca, will include feeding and walking around our fields with him.
  • Feed other alpacas & mums and babies (July and August visits only)
  • Tea coffee cold drinks, home made cakes and biscuits
  • Chance to browse & buy in the Yew Tree shop





Our premium gold package includes all that is offered in the silver package plus a gift voucher for £38 for alpaca walking (you pay only £35 for this if you buy the gold package). This £38 voucher will allow you to book the sharing option - recipient and a friend/parent on any of our alpaca walks April-Sept in 2020. Please note adopters must be 10yrs and over for this package as they will not be able to participate in the alpaca walk section of the adoption if they are below this age and there is no alternative to the walk. A leaflet on alpaca walking is included in the gold gift box.


We advise all gold adopters that the adventure visit date selected should be before date of their alpaca walking experience.

**Note when you book the date on your walk we ask you to email us to request your adopted alpaca on this walk. If the alpaca already has a request on him for the date you have booked then you will be permitted to change free of charge to an available date. There will be full details and a reminder in the gift pack.



Adoption Terms & Conditions


  • The three date options for the adventure visit to see the adopted alpaca (Silver and Gold options only) are set as above. If you cannot attend on any of the 3 dates there are no other date options for adventure visits to see your alpaca. Note if you are booking May - July 20th then the April date will have passed and only two dates will be available.
  • There are 8 adoptions available for each alpaca on the Silver and Gold options (combined) . There is no limit on the bronze option.
  • If you cannot attend on the adventure date you have booked you can change to a later date (no extra charge up to 14 days before the date, within 14 days there will be a £10 charge if there are places still available). If there no further dates e.g. the August adventure then there is no refund.
  • If you do not turn up on the day or ring within 24 hours of the date to say you cannot come, you loose your booking, it is non transferrable and non refundable.
  • If you decide not to take up any of the options within the package they are non refundable
  • The adopting of an alpaca does not confer any level of ownership.
  • Note our 2020 adoptions are available to buy from 1st Dec 2019 - 31st July 2020. They are unavailable from 1st August to the end of November 2020. The 2021 packages will go live on 1st Dec 2020.


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Feedback from our Adopters 


Our visits have been really enjoyed by our adopters. We had a great recommendation from Kate see below....


We really enjoyed our day at Yew Tree Alpacas.  Many ‘adoptions’ give you very little chance really to meet your adoptive animal; however, this package seemed very well designed – I felt it would strike a good balance between keeping the alpacas happy, which is important, while giving my daughter the chance really to get to know more about them.   The parcel sent out was fun to open and she enjoyed looking at the photos and the lovely sample of wool.

We were so lucky with the weather on that first visit – the farm was a beautiful setting with the sun out!  We had plenty of time with the alpacas and a chance to ask all the questions we wanted.  We came away feeling that we had really got to know more about these fascinating animals.

It was also nice to have the tea and cake offered and the chance to look at the knitted goods made with alpaca wool – all very tempting!  We are really looking forward to coming back again in the summer.

Kate, St Albans



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