Alpaca ‘walk and talk’

Our hugely popular ‘alpaca walk n talks’ let you get close to alpacas at our beautiful farm 10 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. The experience lasts at least an hour during a 1 mile gentle walk around our farm. Minimum age is 10, everyone gets their own alpaca and the price is £25 per person, with discounts for adoption and holiday cottage guests.

Due to some no-shows (which makes the alpacas sad and means other visitors have missed out) payment is in advance so click the button below to pay by bank transfer, card or Paypal. If you don’t need a voucher save a tree and the postage by selecting “click and collect from farm” then tell us the order number when you book. Vouchers posted are valid for 12 months. To book your walk text, phone or email us. We generally book a couple of weeks in advance and please remember visitors are by appointment only. See you soon! 🥰

We’re open!!!

Lockdown and restrictions have been tough on us all. The alpacas have been missing their carrot and we’ve been missing you!

The walks happen all year round and we generally book a week or two in advance. Weekends tend to be busier and the nicer the weather, the busier we get!

The best way to check availability is to text Debbie on 0790 334 7790 or email us at info@barnacre-alpacas.co.uk

What happens on the walk n talk? 

Hundreds of people have been on our alpaca walk ‘n’ talks and we’re sure you will leave with a smile, lots of pictures and a story to tell. The record holder has been 14 times!

Everyone gets their own alpaca on a rope and halter then we go for a guided gentle walk in our beautiful farm, through fields and an ancient woodland. The walk is about a mile over easy terrain and lasts at least an hour. The alpacas love their walks because they get to eat new grass and you feed them carrot slices (that we provide). We can’t stop talking alpaca and during your visit we will share some information about their history and personalities. As we walk round the farm it’s highly likely we will meet the sheep, Angora
and pygmy goats, chickens, donkeys, hares, roe deer, cats, birds and any other creature we happen across! 

We’ve studied the Government’s guidance on dealing with Covid-19 and made a few sensible changes to our walk ‘n’ talks whilst trying to keep them fun, informative and safe.

  1. We’ll do a welcome briefing to explain what will happen on the walk, this only takes a few minutes.
  2. Social distancing guidelines should be followed at all times.
  3. Hand sanitiser is available at the start and end of the walk.
  4. Carrot slices are now provided in individual bags, no charge of course!
  5. The alpacas are haltered and ready for you to collect so we don’t have to hand the rope to you.
  6. The ropes are disinfected after each use.
  7. At the end of the walk we’ll ask you to be patient going into our shepherd’s hut shop – we know you’re desperate to go in and spend, spend, spend!!!

One of our visitors wrote a lovely article about his time with us and you can read it by clicking here.

The alpaca walk n talk group sizes vary and weekends are generally busier. You can come on your own or we can accommodate larger groups – we’ve done a few company team building events and several hen do’s. The minimum age is 10 and children under 16 have to be accompanied by a paying adult.

At only £25 per person (discounts for adoption and holiday cottage guests) this is a real treat. Payment is in advance so click the button below to pay by bank transfer, card or Paypal. If you don’t need a voucher save a tree and the postage by selecting “click and collect from farm” then tell us the order number when you book. Vouchers posted are valid for 12 months.

To book your walk n talk please text, phone or email us.

Our alpaca business is licenced by Northumberland County Council “for the keeping or training of animals for exhibition under the Animal Welfare regulations 2018 part 2” and we were highly commended during our application. Our licence number is NPA/62.

Debbie, Paul and the alpacas look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Reviews

“Just wanted to say Thank you for a lovely afternoon on Sunday! We both had a great time!”
– Claire and Dan, Morpeth

“Lovely animals, lovely people and lovely views @BarnacreAlpacas
preparing our Christmas order already!”
– @CSimpson019

“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