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We are delighted to be taking some of our favourite alpaca walk boys for a trip out to wonderful Dalby Forest on Friday 29th April. So, if you would like to meet and walk our alpacas in these stunning surroundings, book a slot as places are very limited on this one day event. 

Take a slow stroll through the stunning scenery at Dalby Forest with your very own alpaca friend.   Get to know your alpaca before guiding them along the trail, all while taking in the beautiful nature of the forest. We will be starting out from near the visitor centre for a 40 minute experience with lots of opportunities to take pictures with your alpaca. 

Children must be over 7 years old and accompanied by an adult. Sorry, for safety reasons, no dogs are allow to come along with us on the walk. 

Start times are 9.30 am, 10.30 am and 11.30 am in the morning and at                                                        1.30 pm or 2.30pm in the afternoon.  We will be taking up to 4 alpacas each time with either 1 or 2 people walking with each alpaca at a cost of £40 per alpaca. 

For more info please email jacki@beaconalpacas.co.uk or call Jacki on 01347 868879 or 07716 917315

 


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We are OPEN for walk at Beacon Farm  Alpaca Walks running on some weekdays and every weekend. Check our calendar to see availability and book on the website  or gives us a call.   We will be increasing the price of our walks in April so book now for any date after or buy a gift voucher before then to benefit before prices go up!

New for this year Alpaca Wrangler for a day

  • Ever fancied being more hands on with alpacas but don’t have the space or time for your own?  Do you have an animal mad friend or family member who would enjoy being keeper for a day with our alpacas.  We are now offering one or maximum two people to come and work with the alpacas for a full day from 9.30 am – 15.30 taking part in many aspects of alpaca husbandry including; 
  • Meeting and feeding all the alpaca residents and other animals at Beacon Farm.
  • Leaning how to herd , catch, halter and walk an alpaca.
  • ‘Seasonal” may get the opportunity to halter train last years cria (youngsters)
  • Learn how to carry out husbandry tasks such as health checking, condition scoring and toe trimming.
  • Select your chosen alpaca for the afternoon alpaca walk.
  • All participants will receive an Alpaca Wrangler certificate, photo with their alpaca and an alpaca husbandry fact sheet.
  • This is a personal experience which may be tailored to individual needs, participants must have a reasonable level of fitness to take part.
  • Lunch time is 1200 noon till 1pm bring your own food, drinks are provided
  • The price is £120 for one person £190 for two people including vat.
  • Gift Vouchers can be purchased for Alpaca Wrangler and will be valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.   
  • Terms and Conditions apply
  • Available most weekends and some week days by arrangement
  • To book email or call us on 01347 868879 

UPDATE: 12/02/22 – First Alpaca Wrangler For the Day

 

 

 

 

 

“An excellent and informative day, one of my top experiences! Try for yourselves, you will love it. We will definitely be back” –  Diane & Michael 

We also offer courses aimed at people who keep or who are considering keeping Alpacas by way of BAS Affiliated Alpaca Husbandry Training

This is a series of one day workshops, the next Basic course will be held  on Saturday 19th February 2022, please get in touch if you are interested in learning more

Basic Husbandry Course. 
 
The first 5 modules of the British Alpaca Society Affiliated course 
Module 1:   Catching your alpaca
Module 2:   Fitting a head collar
Module 3:   Halter training
Module 4:   Feeding and basic management
Module 5:   Vaccination, worming and supplements
 
A hands-on course  practical workshop, aimed at new and prospective owners and those wanting to know more about caring for alpacas. This course will cover handling, catching and training along with basic husbandry and care. Includes nutrition, vaccinations, worm treatment, parasite control, supplements, paddock requirements and maintenance.
This will be quite an intensive day to fit in all the above modules with a question and answers at the end of the day
 

OUR ALPACAS WALKS ARE NOW FULLY OPEN AND TAKING BOOKINGS FOR AFTERNOON WALKS ARRIVING AT 1.15PM.   WE ARE OPEN ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS AND  EVERY WEEKEND ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 

Alpaca Walks are covid safe, all outdoors we are available to book 5 afternoons per week including every weekend and bank holiday.   Arrival time for all walks is 1.15pm and we aim to set off after 1.30pm once everyone has arrived and met their alpaca.  
 
The whole experience lasts about 2 hours
Check out availability on the calendar page and use the online system to book in or order a gift voucher, but email or call if you have a specific date in mind as we sometimes have cancellations and we can put you on a waiting list.
 
Alpacas are quite good a social distancing anyway and as an outdoor, mindful activity,  walking with alpacas will be an enjoyable and relaxing activity to look forward to.
 
Bookings can be made here on the website or by giving me a call on 01347 868879.  

CHILDREN  7 YEARS OLD AND OVER CAN SHARE LEADING AN ALPACA WITH AN ADULT.   THE WALK IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7 so we are now offering exclusive Meet and Greet Alpaca visits .           

 Meet and Greet some of our alpaca herd, bookings are now being taken for a 1 hour long visit to the farm an meet some some of our alpacas up close and personal

 Alpaca Farm visit are open to everyone, mainly aimed at people with younger children and people who cannot do the 1.2 mile alpaca walk  Available to book  by pre arranged appointment.   Costs are £15 per adult, £5 per child which includes soft drinks and ice pops when you can visit the farm to see the alpacas.  We have picnic seating available if you’d like to Pack your own Alpaca Picnic please call or email to arrange your visit 07716917315   beacon.alpacas@yahoo.co.uk 

Terms and Conditions apply to everyone visiting the farm please read before you book

Walking with Beacon Alpacas

We offer organised walks 5 afternoons a week which includes every weekend plus Monday, Wednesday  and Friday  at 1.15 pm with our friendly halter trained Alpacas.
Take your own super soft and curious alpaca for a stroll in the stunning Hambleton Hills of North Yorkshire, see the walks page for more information, prices and booking.

The perfect gift for your animal mad family and friends is an Alpaca Walk gift voucher  valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.  Treat your loved ones to a unique experience with one of these facinating creatures. We are open all year round for pre booked walks 5 afternoons per week 

Adopt and Alpaca gift packs are also available for your alpaca potty loved ones who would like to be part of one of our alpaca lives for a year but are unable to visit the farm. Adoption packs include a card and certificate and information sheet with gift will and we post regular updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on your alpaca’s life at here at Suncliffe Beacon Farm.

Come and meet the Beacon Alpaca herd to get up close and learn about these fascinating creatures. If you have ever considered keeping alpacas please call us to arrange a visit, find out more and have chance to buy well trained alpacas with show winning genetics at competitive prices

Beacon Alpacas are compliant  with the Animal Welfare Licence for keeping and training Alpacas and Llamas for Exhibition by Hambleton District Council
Licence number PA19/1/Y3

Beacon Alpacas attended Countryfile Live at Castle Howard which was a fun 4 day show 

 

Breeding and Birthing Alpaca Workshop

The date of the next course is to be advised later this year

 Module 6 Alpaca breeding

Module 7:   Alpaca mating

Module 8:   Birthing

This Workshop is aimed at prospective and new alpaca breeders offering practical assessments and demonstration with a question and answer opportunity at the end of the workshop. 
 
Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Husthwaite, York, YO61 4PD
01347868879. jacki@beaconalpacas.co.uk.  07716917315.  
 
One day workshops cost £96 per person inc. vat 
 
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     Packages of pregnant females some with cria at foot available to buy as starter herds at competitive prices, along with a selected few of our proven stud males  who have produced show winning progeny.

    We offer a comprehensive sales service including husbandry training for people new keeping alpacas. So if you have ever considered owning some of these fascinating creatures  call us to find out more about the opportunity to select some of the best at affordable prices

    For more information please contact

    Jacki on 01347 868879 or 07716917315

     

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