Alpaca Walks 2022

 

Age Limits | Prices | How to Order | Summary of Dates | Gift Box | Alpaca Walk Gift Vouchers | Testimonials | Greetings Cards | Animal Activites Licence | Terms & Conditions

 

Please note we are not an open farm and alpaca walks are only available on set dates.

 

We offer a fabulous Alpaca walking experience in the East Hertfordshire countryside, a fantastic present or a treat for yourself. A really different experience for that animal/alpaca mad friend or relative. 

 

In 2022 we have a totally new walking programme which offers two types of walking experience.

 

1 - The Alpaca Walk Experience – total event duration 2- 2.5 hrs

2 - The Extended Countryside Walk – total event duration apprx 3-3.5 hrs

Both the above options involve walking with your alpaca –The walk experience involves a short talk on alpacas whilst meeting and feeding our alpaca girls followed by a walk with our boys around fields and parkland for approx. 25 minutes, feeding carrots and photo opps afterwards. The extended countryside walk is in the open countryside, walking with your alpaca for approx. one hour  (feeding carrots and photo opps as per the walk experience). This is more demanding and you need to consider carefully which type of walk is most appropriate for your group. 

 

Your wonderful alpaca experience is completed by either lunch or cream tea and home made cakes. 

 

The detailed programme for each of these can be seen by clicking the relevant link below. Both walks have a one person-one alpaca option and sharing - two people sharing one alpaca as in previous years.

 

Our programme has 12 walk events per month, April – September - six dates in each month are the Alpaca Walk Experience and six the Extended Countryside walk. For each event date we give the type of walk and whether it has lunch or cream tea afterwards. Both types of events have dates with lunch and cream tea, you look through the list of dates within each month for your preferred walk type and food option.


We will be holding the walks at the home of our alpaca boys (2.5 miles away) rather than bringing the boys to Yew Tree. Therefore each visit will involve a short 8-10 minute ride on a minibus to and from the walk location. It will not be possible to travel to the location separately.

The booking procedure below takes you through how book in stages. If not sure what to book or if you have further questions please call us or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or tel 01763 848257

 

 
 

 

Age Limits

 

Note: the age limit for walking our alpacas is 10 years.

 

Children aged 10-15 years must walk with an adult (i.e. they must choose the sharing option).

 

Prices

The Alpaca Walk Experience  
1 person walking 1 Alpaca (lunch) £35
2 people sharing 1 Alpaca (lunch) £58
1 person walking 1 Alpaca (cream tea and cakes) £40

2 people sharing 1 Alpaca (cream tea and cakes)

 

£68

 

The Extended Countryside Walk  
1 person walking 1 Alpaca (lunch) £40
2 people sharing 1 Alpaca (lunch) £68
1 person walking 1 Alpaca (cream tea and cakes) £45
2 people sharing 1 Alpaca (cream tea and cakes) £78
 

 

How to Order

 

STEP 1



CHOOSE WALK TYPE

 

Choose the type of walk - either the alpaca walk experience or extended countryside walk.

 

Please ensure you select the walk that is suitable for ALL the people in your group.

 

STEP 2



SELECT FOOD

 

Choose whether you would like lunch afterwards or Cream tea and home made cakes. Click here to see the lunch menu and here for the cream tea menu.

 

STEP 3



SELECT DATE

 

Select the date – click on the month you prefer to reveal all the dates for that month. You can then see all the dates where your walk and preferred food option are offered.  Once a date is found click on it and you will be taken to the relevant booking page. 

STEP 4



SELECT QUANTITY

 

When on the booking page for your selected date  you decide whether you would like to share an alpaca or walk one alpaca one person – note: If you have a 10-15 year old in your group they share with an adult i.e. you must select the sharing option when you book.

 

 Please ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before you book. Click here for details.

 

Summary of Dates (click on your preferred date to book)

 

 
 
 
 

JULY

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Weds 6th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

3 alpaca places available

Fri 8th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

1 alpaca place available

Sat 9th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked 1 last minute alpaca place now available

Wed 13th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

Fully Booked

Thurs 14th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

3 alpaca places available

Fri 15th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

2 alpaca places

Sat 16th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Wed 27th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Thurs 28th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Fri 29th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

Fully Booked

Sat 30th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

1:30pm

Fully Booked -

 
 

AUGUST

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Wed 3rd
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

2 alpaca places

Thurs 4th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

4 alpaca places

Fri 5th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30

Fully Booked

Sat 6th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

1pm

Fully Booked

Wed 10th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Thurs 11th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

 Fully Booked

Fri 12th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

Fully booked

Sat 13th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

1pm

Fully Booked

Wed 17th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Thurs 18th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

Fully Booked

Fri 19th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

Fully Booked

Sat 20th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

NEW DATE

Sat 27th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked 

   
 

SEPTEMBER

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Thurs 1st
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Fri 2nd
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

Fully Booked

Sat 3rd
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

 Fully booked

Wed 7th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

2 alpaca places remaining

Thurs 8th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

7  alpaca places remaining

Fri 9th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

6 alpaca places remaining

Sat 10th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

Fully Booked

Wed 14th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(incl lunch)

10am

7 alpaca places remaining

Thurs 15th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12 midday

8 alpaca places remaining

Fri 16th
The Extended Countryside Walk

(incl lunch)

10am

1 alpaca place remaining

Sat 17th
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

1:30pm

Fully Booked

Wed 21st
The Alpaca Walk Experience

(home-made cream tea and cakes)

12:30pm

Fully Booked

 

Gift Box

 

If you are buying the walk as a gift why not add the walking gift box, something a bit more special than just giving the order confirmation.

There are 2 options for the walking gift box…


Standard cost £6
Alpaca walking colour leaflet, About Yew Tree colour leaflet, Christmas/greeting card & A5 flat packed gift box, gift rosette. Will arrive flat packed.


Premium cost £9
The above with alpaca key ring, & post card & fleece sample added. Please note this will arrive flat packed and does include postage for a box made up.

 

Add Gift Box to your Basket here

I would just like to say how pleased I am with the gift box, my granddaughter will love the experience.

Customer booked an alpaca walk and gift box. Based in Buntingford
 

 

 

Testimonials

 

These lovely comments are from some of visitors .....

 

My wife and I had a fantastic afternoon and Scrunchie was wonderful. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends.
Best of luck for the future
SS,Stevenage

 

 

Hi Penny & Steven, just a quick note to say thank you both for a truly enjoyable afternoon we both had with you both, all the alpacas and of course Isaacs. I have wanted a walk with them for years and it was well worth waiting for. We very much want to come again so keeping my fingers crossed.
Maggi, Hitchin

 

 

I just wanted to say a big thank you for this morning, my son had a brilliant time, we all enjoyed it. Your alpacas are lovely animals all with their own characters! I can see why you keep them. I'm sure we will be back at some point.
Lisa, Welwyn

 

What an absolutely brilliant experience. We both enjoyed it very much and hope to return to do another walk with you soon.

Katie

 

 

Booking and prepayment are essential to secure a place.


Book online or by telephoning 01763 848257 or send a cheque with your name and full contact details to: Yew Tree Alpacas, Anstey, Herts. SG90DA

 

Book Alpaca Walking online

 

 

 

Gift Vouchers for Alpaca Walking

 

We have a range of gift vouchers specifically for Alpaca walking tailored to match the price of the various options.

 

You can either receive your voucher online or opt for a gift box which includes a hard copy voucher. In the gift box you will receive the A6 card voucher in an envelope (similar to that pictured below), an alpaca walking greeting card in cello for you to complete, plus a colour A5 leaflet on Alpaca walking and colour A5 leaflet on Yew Tree Alpacas.

 

Buy Alpaca Walking Gift Vouchers

 

Animal Activities Licence

 

Yew Tree Alpacas have been licenced by the East Hertfordshire District Council to operate an alpaca walking business based at Anstey in East Hertfordshire. We hold animal activities licence 19/0915/AA which is valid for 3 years.

Our first licence was issued from March 2019 – March 2022. We have been reassessed in June 2022 and as at June 20th ’22 are awaiting the renewed licence. The updated licence will be posted on the website once it has been issued. For further information please contact the licensing department at East Hertfordshire District Council.

 

 

Terms & Conditions

 

Please note the following terms & conditions regarding Yew Tree Alpacas, Alpaca Walking

 

  • We can take a maximum of 10 alpacas on the walk and a minimum of 6. If the bookings fall below 6 then we will offer an alternative date or your money back.
  • When walking on both events we have two Yew Tree personnel on foot at the front and back of the alpacas for extra safety and security.
  • Children are welcome 10 -15 years. They can share an alpaca with an adult but the accompanying adult must be 16 years or above. Note you cannot book 1 person, 1 alpaca option for a child under 16 yrs.
  • Note if you book just 1 adult 1 alpaca option we assume you will be attending alone. If it is only you who wants to do the walk and your partner isn't interested then you book the shared option and you do all the walking with our alpaca
  • If you come with someone who has not booked, they should either drop you off and return later or wait in the car. There is no waiting area on site for those who have not booked.
  • This year's walks involve a short trip mini bus trip to and from the walk location.  The arrival and post walk part of the event are at Yew Tree Alpacas base in Anstey. It is not possible to travel direct to the walk location or go in your car behind the minibus.
  • There is no discount on the two person price if the child is one of the pair
  • All stated prices include both the alpaca part of the event and either lunch or cream tea. There is no extra to pay for the food and refreshment part. 
  •  You will receive confirmation by email at the time of booking. Approx 5 days before the event you will receive the detailed programme and pre walk information.  
  • Changes cost £10 per booking up to 14 days before the date of your walk (payable on the day of your walk). It is not feasible to change to another date within 14 days of your walk.
  • Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the event 50% refund. Within 14 days no refund.
  • If some or all of your group do not attend on the day there are no refunds.
  • Please note the duration of the two alpaca walks  published. If you are a slow walker, unsteady on your feet or have an injury which impacts on your walking ability, then neither of our walks are suitable and you book the alpaca adventure.  You must be able to use both hands to hold the lead rope when walking your alpaca, if you cannot do this then the alpaca walks are not suitable for you.
  • Alpacas can be scared or surprised by sudden sounds/movement this means that it is possible your alpaca may suddenly pull or shy during the walk. This is not common/usual but it is possible. You must be confident that you have the strength to hold the alpaca if he suddenly pulls forward during the walk.
  • It is very important you consider carefully which walk is most appropriate for you/your group. If you are not sure and you have not walked with Yew Tree alpacas before then book the walk experience, you can always book the Countryside walk at another time if you enjoy your visit.

 

 

 

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