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Alpaca Walking

 

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. You can also give our gift voucher for alpaca walking which comes in values of £27, £36, £54 or £72 so the recipient can book a walk on a date convenient for them (valid until 31st Jan 2020). Please note at least four more January walking dates will be added in the autumn.

There are two options....you can have your own alpaca for the entirety of the walk OR share an alpaca with a friend – you and your friend can take turns leading your alpaca during the walk.  

 

Our Spring/Summer season starts in April, and continues until September. There are two Frosty Christmas walks just before Christmas and five walks in January 2020, we are then closed for alpaca walking until April 2020.  Note we may have late availability as people book a long way ahead and sometimes want to change date so its worth ringing  7 days before or asking to be put on a waiting list.

 

You can either choose a walk with refreshments and biscuits to finish or you can complete a truly memorable walk with a homemade cream tea (tea bread and one other bakery item also included!) Note the different price of these walks reflects the difference in the food & refreshments offer at the end of the walk, the time with the alpacas is the same for both.

 

 

JUNE JULY

Sat 8th 10am

(Refreshments) fully Booked

Sat 6th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully booked

Sat 8th 2.30pm
(Cream Tea)
 fully booked
Sat 6th 2.30pm
(Cream Tea)
Fully Booked

Wed 12th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully booked

Wed 17th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully Booked

Wed 19th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully booked

Sat 20th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully Booked

Sat 22nd 10am

(Refreshments) fully booked

Sat 20th 2.30pm
(Cream Tea)Fully Booked
Sat 22nd 2.30pm
(Cream Tea) fully booked

Wed 24th 10 am

(Refreshments)Fully Booked

 

AUGUST SEPTEMBER

Alpaca Trekking Fri 2nd 11am

(Double length walk with lunch)

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Sat 7th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully Booked

 

Sat 3rd 10am 

(Refreshments)Fully Booked

Sat 7th 2:30pm

(Cream Tea) Fully Booked

Sat 3rd 2.30pm

(Cream Tea) Fully Booked

Weds 11th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully booked

Wed 7th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully booked

 

Sat 10th 10am

(Refreshments) Fully Booked

 

Sat 10th 2.30pm

(Cream Tea) Fully Booked

 DECEMBER

Thurs 15th August 6pm

(Refreshments) Fully booked

 Frosty Christmas Walk Weds 18th Dec 10am

(Refreshments, festive drinks, mince pies & cakes)

Sat 17th 10 am

(Refreshments) Fully Booked

Frosty Christmas Walk Sat 21st Dec 10am Fully Booked- see below

(Refreshments, festive drinks, mince pies & cakes)

Sat 17th 2.30pm

(Cream Tea) Fully Booked

Note: if interested in Frosty Sat Dec 21st please email us to go on the waiting list. There is also the possibility we may add another walk on a Sat in December.

 


Refreshments option: £27 to walk your own alpaca, £36 to share

Cream Tea/Christmas option: £33.25 to walk your own alpaca, £48.50 to share

 

Alpaca Trekking: £49.50 double length walk with lunch

 

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Check out our programme below…
 

  • Alpaca WalkingShort talk on alpacas and the background to Yew Tree Alpacas
  • Introduction to the alpacas
  • Guidance and advice on handling and walking your alpaca
  • Practice mini walk around our field- get to know your alpaca and get confidence before going out on the walk
  • Alpaca walk in the lovely East Herts countryside on local footpaths and tracks
  • Walk duration approx. 45 minutes
  • Return alpaca to their field – remove headcollars say goodbye
  • Back to base for tea, coffee & biscuits
  • Chance to buy Yew Tree alpaca yarns & other alpaca products
 

 

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

 

Recent Testimonials

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

 

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
 

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Prices

 

Two people sharing an alpaca (if one a child must be 10yrs+)* £36.00
1 adult 16 yrs and over walking one alpaca £27.00
Four-five photos - inc one with the group & one of you & your friend with your alpaca during the walk emailed after the event 7-10 days £5.50
   

 

*The accompanying child should be a minimum age of 10 yrs

 

If you need to purchase photos after the event you can do so here.
 

 

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

 

  • We can take a maximum of 9 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 out in the countryside 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 years and above. 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.
  • Children accompanying an adult (sharing an alpaca) must be 10 yrs and over. 
  • 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.
  • There is no discount on the two person price if the child is one of the pair
  • Our all inclusive price includes the initial talk, advice and guidance on handling, the alpaca walking experience both in our fields and out in the countryside and tea/coffee biscuits (or cream tea depending on option selected) at the end of the walk.
  • On booking you will receive confirmation by email within 48 hrs. Approx 5-7 days before the event you will receive the detailed programme and info about what to wear and what to expect.
  • You can swop to a different date of walk at no extra charge if more than 14 days before the date of your walk. If you swop to a new date within 14 days prior to the event (up to 48hrs before) there will be a charge of £10 per booking.It is not feasible to swop to another date within 48hrs of the event date.
  • 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 alpaca walk is approx. 45 to 50 minutes on local footpaths and bridleways with some uneven ground. The whole event is 2-2.25hrs. if you are a slow walker, unsteady on your feet or have an injury which impacts on your walking ability, then the walk will not be suitable. You must also be able to use both hands to hold the lead rope when walking your alpaca, if you cannot do this then the alpaca walk is 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.
  • If you are not sure then please telephone us and we will advise whether the walk is suitable or rather our alpaca adventure may be more suitable.

 

 

 

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Fabulous day, full of fun and informative facts, and the chance to feed the alpacas up close.

Sophia, Chrishall