What we offer – Up to two hours of our time, both Vicki & Kevin will show you around our smallholding, and giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some, if not all of our llamas.
- First, we’ll do a short introduction, including the essential health and safety rules. We’ll give you some history of llamas in general, some useful facts about the way they will behave, and what you should expect from handling them.
- Next, we’ll bring some of the llamas up to the holding pen, where you can all get to say hello!
- Here, we will show you how to halter the llama, and each member of the party (one at a time) can groom a llama and have that one to one photo opportunity.
- Next, we will take two llamas for a short stroll around their field and you can have the opportunity to lead them.
- On our return, it will be treat time, the llamas will be rewarded and you’ll have the chance to give them their treats.
- Then, a chance to wander over and see our other llamas, our goats, chickens, and we may even be joined by the cat!
- A quick, but thorough wash of the hands and it’ll be time to say goodbye!
When do we offer this? – We offer this experience on weekday afternoons, except Mondays, although during the summer holiday period we are happy to do this at weekends. Booking is essential! The experience is, I’m afraid, weather dependent, if it is too wet, neither the llamas, you, or indeed us will enjoy it, so please bring some nice dry weather with you!
How much? – £15 per person, children under 16 will cost £8 each. Please note that children under 10 will NOT be able to fully participate, they will only be able to groom and feed the llamas from outside of the pen and through the fence, and will not be able to walk their own llama (they can walk with the llama while a responsible adult holds the lead).
How to book? – Check out our website - www.ashwoodllamas.co.uk
Essentials! – Please come prepared, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is but sturdy walking boots, trainers or wellies will be required – no flip flops or beach shoes – if a llama steps on your foot it will hurt!
We’re ready – are you?