Alpaca Keeper Experience

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Alpaca Keeper Experience

If you know someone who is mad about alpacas and animals, why not arrange for them to visit the farm and shadow us for the day. This experience is suitable for everyone and as with all our experiences, can be tailor made to suit your needs. Here's what you can expect:

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πŸ¦™ Meet your session leader for Health & Safety briefing

πŸ¦™ Help with morning hay and animal feeds

πŸ¦™ The mucky jobs!

πŸ¦™ Meet our herd of alpacas and hand feed them

πŸ¦™ Help to train the alpacas  carry out any routine husbandry

πŸ¦™ Handle the ferrets, hens, ducks

πŸ¦™ Walk the alpacas, goats or sheep

πŸ¦™ Help with any 'unexpected farm tasks' that may occur (you never know what to expect when working with animals)

Days and Times

Days: We run out Alpaca Keeper Experience sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays all year round. Your experience is valid for one year from the date of purchase and you will need to book in advance. 

 

Times:

  • Start Time 9:30am

  • Finish Time 12:30pm
    Please bring a mid morning snack with you 

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Prices: 

  • Junior Keeper (age 7-15) - Β£75

  • Adult Keeper (age 16+) - Β£125

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​All our keeper experiences sessions are currently bookable as a 1:1 session however, there may be other activities being carried on the farm during your visit. 

Terms & Conditions

Dates and Bookings

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Please get in touch directly to book your Alpaca Keeper Experience. Please arrive promptly for 9:15am, the animals do not like to wait for their breakfast! 

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Supervision

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Junior Alpaca Keepers are able to share their experience with one adult for no additional charge. Additional attendees will be required to pay an additional fee. We do not require junior keepers to be supervised during their session and they will be working alongside a member of staff throughout. 

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What to bring

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This is a mucky job! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear that you don't mind getting wet or muddy. Waterproofs are essential! We will have time for a snack mid morning so please bring a flask and food with you. 

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Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RB
 

Tel: 07816 495453
 

experiencethornwoodcic@gmail.com          thornwoodalpacatrekking@gmail.com
 

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