Alpaca Annie

Alpaca Annie, Burmarsh: Hours, Address, Alpaca Annie Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Janice J
14 contributions
Best day ever- you need to try it !
Sep 2021
We were gifted this as a Christmas present but due to Covid had to wait for our visit. I love Alpacas and was excited for the trek and was not disappointed. The lovely and very knowledgeable Ally was our trek leader, it was obvious how much she loves her job and the alpacas.
My Alpaca was Golly Golly Gosh and my husband had Tipsy Tony- love the names !
After a chat about the alpacas and a few rules and tips about the walk we were off, very slowly due to the need for frequent grass eating stops. There were lots of chances to take photos and ask questions. Then a carrot stop and a stroll back.
This was a real stress busting experience, loved every minute, can't wait to go again.
Finished up with coffee and delicious cake and a trip to the shop for lovely soft alpaca socks and gloves and some knitting yarn to make a scarf.
Thankyou Alpaca Annie, see you again very soon.
Highly recommended.
Written September 17, 2021
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SueR
Croydon, UK7 contributions
Fabulous cream tea & meet & greet
Sep 2021 • Couples
Such a wonderful place. I took my mum 2 years ago to do the walking with the beautiful alpacas and it was the best day of her life... she tells everyone! Mum is not really up to the walking any more but still wanted to see her favourite animals so we did a meet & greet today with the wonderful Sam who was so kind & so knowledgeable, a private tour as it was just the 3 of us... felt very special!
Before our meet & greet, we had the most delicious cream tea at the Fennel Cafe. This place is set in beautiful countryside, full of beautiful people & then the beautiful alpacas.... you can tell my mum & I are HUGE fans, cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Thank you for another amazing time & memory ❤
Written September 8, 2021
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Nicola B
2 contributions
Wonderful experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
Had a brilliant time at Alpaca Annie’s. Our trek was done by Ali who was lovely and very informative. I would thoroughly recommend this activity along with visiting the Fennel cafe on site as the cakes were homemade and were amazing.
Written September 6, 2021
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zara25julie
Kent, UK1 contribution
Wonderful experience trekking with alpacas, highly recommended
Aug 2021 • Couples
The morning was wonderful. The lady that lead our group was very informative. We walked ten minutes to a field where the alpacas were waiting and some were harnessed up. We got a health and safety talk and also a long talk about where they come from and how they like to be handled. We all got given a bag of chopped carrots. This were for a designated time en route when we could stop and feed them. We were told we were allowed to stroke them in a certain place only as they can be skittish. They have to be walked in a certain order. Whilst going round the hour and a half walk they stopped by themselves for a toilet break. As one always does what the others are doing, my one started to poop, so all the other three alpacas also stared at their friends and pooped in the field too. It was funny to watch all 4 alpacas poop together. The lady in charge says they are all copycats. If the front one stops to eat grass, then they all do. We were told they are part of the camel family. We had a lovely walk and then fed them carrots. They take them from a flat hand and it doesn't hurt. They are very gentle creatures but can get spooked easily. Some of the walk was parallel to the miniture railway and they are used to the noise of the trains so they were fine. Lots of opportunities to take photos. Children are allowed if they are sensible, however you can't take a pushchair because the ground is part gravel and the rest is very uneven grass and they don't allow it. You have got o be fit and ableenough to walk for an hour and a half, however, it is a gentle walk and you go at the animals own pace. The alpacas often graze in grass and stop of their own accord. After the carrot feeding we head back but only after the leader of the pack turns around and goes to the front as we were told they must stay in order or they will not walk 😂. Apparently they can sometimes get the hump and spit wet grass at you, but this never happened on our trek. Once we get back there is more photo opportunities. Then we go to another field to look at the females. All the alpacas that you walk are males. The next field along we are allowed to go into. All the females then crowd round you for your remainder 🥕 carrots. Then we get told a bit more about their mating and the babies being born etc. You finish the experience withi two hours. We then walked back and had an afternoon tea booked in site. Please see my seperate review for The Fennel Cafe. Well worth a visit as the quality of the afternoon tea is probably as good as a top London hotel , and I have been to many (all their cakes are made on site). Made a lovely birthday treat, it also has a lovely shop with all things alpacas in that you wouldn't be able to get elsewhere like socks made from their wool etc. We found it thoroughly delightful and will most definitely return for another walk and another beautiful afternoon tea. It is certainly something different and they also do vouchers for birthday treats.
Written August 2, 2021
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Paul H
Welling, UK6 contributions
Fun and relaxing walk with the Aplaca's
Jul 2021
Finally got to go due to covid and loved it ... it was well organised, simple trek and very informative guide, Sam did a great job with her facts and stories. My brother/wife were not sure, nut loved it too ... especially the large slice of homemade cake in the cafe afterwards. I had the pleasure of walking with Billy, and it was so relaxing and destressing ... highly recommend to all ages :)
Written July 26, 2021
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mags-micky
London, UK9 contributions
A lovely Alpaca Trek
Jul 2021 • Family
We finally got to have our Alpaca Trek this afternoon after being changed a couple of time due to Covid. We had a lovely time ambling along at Alpaca speed and stopping for a carrot break. Sam is very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about Alpacas. All the Alpacas look beautiful and well cared for. We had sandwiches from the cafe which were freshly made to order. A very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon - thank you Alpaca Annie.
Written July 25, 2021
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SUSAN D
Rochester, UK5 contributions
A fun day out
Jul 2021
Due to COVID-19 we had to defer our booking by 15months but it was worth the wait. Our guide Ali had only worked at the farm for one month but she was so knowledgeable and passionate about the alpacas, that we learnt so much. The alpacas were gentle and it was relaxing to walk them. The cafe was also far better then I expected with delicious sandwiches made for us by Marika. Thank you for a great experience. Friends and family are learning about you through our FB photos.
Written July 14, 2021
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Captain Curtis
2 contributions
Walking with the Alpacas
Jul 2021 • Friends
Arrived eager to enjoy the activity. We were given advice and told all about the Alpacas by the lady leading the walk. She also told us about each of the alpacas we would be walking.It was about an hour long, which as we were in our 60's we managed without muchdifficulty. My sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Written July 9, 2021
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Carole A
9 contributions
Experience not to be missed
Jun 2021
Finally got to go sister booked for birthday best ever present enjoyed from start to finish Lara was our guide and made our experience brill her talks was very interesting and knowledgeable my alpaca was Hershey very calm and well behaved (do anything for a carrot ) when we arrived back we got to go in field with the ladies for more interaction with many others including baby Boris so do not put off booking this experience I promise you won’t regret it
Written June 23, 2021
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Sue930
Kent, UK4 contributions
An amazing and memorable experience
Jun 2021
Can’t praise this experience highly enough. The alpacas are adorable, you get to learn lots about them and experience some of the quirky little things that they do. Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the experience educational and fun. And once your trek is finished you then have the added bonus of meeting all the female alpacas who are eagerly awaiting you (well the carrots you have to feed them with). Make time to visit the cafe after your trek for some delicious home made cake and good coffee & tea. And don’t forget to pick up some alpaca socks in the shop their great for summer and winter. All the staff we came across in the shop, cafe, reception and guide were all friendly, helpful and made our experience even more memorable. Clearly staff and alpacas are a very contented lot. And whilst we still have COVID restrictions you can rest assured guidelines are followed to ensure all are safe.
Written June 23, 2021
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