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If you are considering the alpaca dream and have access to at least half an acre of land (or want to make use of our livery services) you are half way there!
We offer you two initial bits of advice (as well as go for it of course!) based on our years of experience and the fact that before we bred alpacas we both had office jobs and the biggest animal we were responsible for was a cat from the RSPCA! We now have a herd of around 300 friendly champion alpacas including 5 Supreme Champions, numerous Champions, Reserve Champions and first places; not bad eh?!
We offer two levels of training tailored to suit your skills and experience. Debbie has years of hands on alpaca experience and knows all our alpacas in remarkable detail, feel free to test her out! She is also dedicated to making high quality handmade alpaca goods and on the odd ‘hour off’ will reach for her spinning wheel! Paul is a successful entrepreneur and qualified Higher Education learning expert (he also likes his alpacas, driving his quad and tractors – not always in that order!).
All training fees are refundable if you purchase an alpaca or stud service from us (with no time limit):
Does your friend or loved one want to discover more about alpacas? A Barnacre training course makes an ideal surprise present. We will send out a personalised invitation and make sure the course is a real treat.
Please contact Debbie or Paul to arrange the details for this special gift.
Here are a few of our favourite comments from people who have been on one of our training courses:
“We were given the chance to halter some of the Alpacas and take them on a short walk through the farm, a truly surreal experience and one that we will remember for a long time” @PhilJackman
“had a great time meeting the herd today with @anita_ball and learnt an awful lot! Thank you” @andyball24, North Shields
“Just a hello and to thank you very much for Sunday. We both enjoyed the day very much, you were both very informative and made it very interesting” Mr and Mrs M, Scotland.
“Lovely animals, lovely people and lovely views @BarnacreAlpacas preparin our Christmas order already!” @CSimpson019
“We all really enjoyed it and we have a lot to think about” Mr and Mrs W, Northumberland.
“Tempted to buy multiple wigs so we can do it every week :)” R Simpson, Sunderland.
“We had a great time meeting the alpacas…and we will certainly be in touch” Mr and Mrs F, Newcastle upon Tyne.
“Thanks we had a great time. It was nice to meet you and all of the alpacas” Mr O’B and partner, Newcastle upon Tyne.