Alpaca Encounters

Alpaca Encounters, Hexham: Hours, Address, Alpaca Encounters Reviews: 5/5

Alpaca Encounters
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Encounter Alpacas as they graze in their paddocks. Mingle with them, feed them and walk them - if you want too. We make your visit bespoke for the size of party and what you want to get from it. Call us to discuss your visit 07984 458869
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Eilis007
London England29 contributions
Memorable & unique
Jun 2021
I've passed by Alpaca Encounters many times travelling between Hexham and my home in Haltwhistle and kept promising myself I would organise a visit next time my Grandkids came to visit, obviously with Covid it took a while, but we finally made it for my 'big' birthday on the 4th June.

From the moment we arrived and met Paul it was a memorable experience. He was friendly and engaging and especially lovely with my two grandchildren. After giving us each a bag of seed, he brought us to meet, up close and personal, first the male alpaca's then the ladies and babies and then the studs, including two miniature donkeys. They are shy but inquisitive creatures, especially when they see the brown bags, but they were also incredibly gentle especially when feeding them and they especially loved the grandkids, something to do with size, they don't feel threatened.

Paul knew and could name each of his Alpaca's (at least that's what he told us!!) and it was obvious they loved him. His knowledge of Alpacas and their world was impressive and he imparted this knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Everyone loved the visit, Adults and children, and it was such a special way to spend my birthday morning. My 5-year old grandson now wants 3 Alpacas (Paul having explained they need to be in a herd and so 3 is the least that one should buy - thanks Paul!) along with his 5 puppies and 10 mice.

Thank you Paul it was a memorable and very enjoyable experience for everyone and well worth every penny. I would encourage everyone to visit Alpaca Encounters, you won't regret it.
Written June 15, 2021
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Yorkshire Family2013
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Wonderful unforgettable experience!
Apr 2021 • Family
What can I say other than Wow! From the moment we arrived Paul was absolutely amazing and welcomed ourselves and our two children... I was a little nervous but Paul very reassuring and took us into each enclosure and explained who each alpaca was and how old they were... What amazed us is that he knew who's parents and children each one was, and every name of all alpacas...he patiently listened to all my son Isaacs questions too.. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the surprise at the end was great too.. Thanks Paul love From Aimee (leicester fan!) Danny Isaac and Poppy
Written June 8, 2021
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It was great to meet you all and we are very grateful for all your kind comments Hope to see you again sometime
Written June 15, 2021
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Pamela
4 contributions
Alpaca Encounter
Jun 2021 • Family
Brilliant afternoon with Paul and his Alpacas.
We all had an excellent time and it was very informative too.
Meeting the babies and having a cuddle was a highlight.
So cute but also funny when they all want the feed from you at once.
Definitely recommend this experience, well organised friendly and relaxed.
Written June 1, 2021
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Thank you Pamela - really appreciate the kind words and you taking the time for your review
Written June 15, 2021
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Lyndsey T
8 contributions
Brilliant
May 2021 • Couples
Brilliant, loved every minute of it. The alpacas are amazing as is Paul. Very knowledgeable and a really great way to spend a couple of hours. We'll worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Lots of photo opportunities too. Thank you and hope to see you again. Lyndsey, Darren, Judith & Geoege.
P. S keep us informed of any new arrivals and also names (wink wink lol)
Written May 18, 2021
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Great to meet you all and pleased you all seem to have enjoyed your visit Think we’ve had 3 arrivals since you were here - look forward
Written May 25, 2021
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Storyteller461587
3 contributions
Amazing experience
May 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience absolutely loved meeting the alpacas, and feeding them from my hand. The host Paul was very welcoming and knowledgeable which was fab as I was really interested in knowing about the alpacas. It was clear to see that the animals were loved and well looked after. I took my fiancee for her birthday and she loved it, definitely recommend a visit and we can't wait to go back. Beautiful gentle animals a d an added bonus of petting 2 Beautiful miniature donkeys xx
Written May 15, 2021
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I really enjoyed introducing you both to the herd - so pleased the birthday surprise was such a hit! Finale finally gave birth today so Amy has a playmate! 16 more cria due so lots more to see when you come back Thanks so much for the kind review
Written May 18, 2021
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Alison B
2 contributions
Amazing Alpaca Encounter
May 2021 • Family
Had a fabulous afternoon out with the family. Hung out with the beautiful alpaca herd, incredibly well looked after and happy - as we were during the whole experience. Our host, Kathryn, made the trip feel relaxed and friendly and her alpaca knowledge is second to none. Thoroughly recommend this for all ages.
Written May 2, 2021
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Apologies for my tardy response! Kathryn loved hosting you all - we are delighted you all had such a great time Thanks for all the kind words
Written May 18, 2021
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Aidan W
2 contributions
Fantastic experience & perfect for a young family activity!
Apr 2021 • Family
Absolutely brilliant experience! We took our 6 year old daughter who loved feeding, stroking and learning about the Alpacas. Paul was a fantastic guide and made the experience extra special for our daughter. Highly recommend visiting Alpaca Encounters.
Written April 14, 2021
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Thank you Aidan - it is a real joy to welcome families like yours back to meet our alpacas. I promise you we enjoy it as much as you do - maybe your daughter trumps us all - she was a superstar and the alpacas love the smallest humans! Enjoy the rest of your Northumberland holiday and thanks for visiting and your fab review.
Written April 14, 2021
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Megan
Newcastle, UK13 contributions
Amazing experience Catherine and Paul are fantastic
Dec 2020 • Couples
Catherine and Paul were amazing! We only met Paul briefly but we were lucky to have spent 1.5 hours with Catherine. Me and my boyfriend went for a lovely date there to spend some time with their really friendly alpacas. It’s really easy to get to from Hexham train station with a quick taxi. They were very COVID friendly so a great place to go during these times. We learnt a lot about the lamas and had an AMAZING time. Thank you Catherine for letting us spend some time with your babies and for being the best alpaca mam there is. We will 100% be back next year
Written December 30, 2020
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It was great to meet you both - Kathryn loved your visit too. Many thanks for all the positive comments and we look forward to welcoming you back - sadly we are closed again now in order to support the efforts of everyone to arrest COVID Stay safe and have a happy new year
Written January 4, 2021
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Carmen
Hexham, UK3 contributions
Alpaca Exoerience
Aug 2020
This was the most AMAZING experience !!! Paul was gives a fab tour and clear explanation. I was so happy to touch Alpaca and see them close
Thanks was the best!! I do recommended this for the hole family !!!!
Written December 26, 2020
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Thanks for all your kind words Carmen. Great pic from the summer - frozen solid today Thanks again
Written December 30, 2020
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Helen Noble
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A fantastic experience - would thoroughly recommend
Aug 2020 • Family
We bought some gift vouchers for Alpaca Encounters after our daughter saw some of the alpaca herd at a late night shopping event and immediately fell in love with them. Our group was made up of our 11 year old, teenager and myself and we all had the most fantastic time. Paul was so friendly and knowledgeable. He knew the name of each and every alpaca, their relationships to each other and their different personalities. The encounter was totally tailored to the individuals of our family, some of us were a bit more unsure about approaching the animals but Paul gave us lots of time to go at our own pace and gain confidence in stroking and feeding the alpacas. The visit was so interesting and informative and the alpacas are gorgeous, funny and gentle. I'll never forget the smiles on my children's faces when they were kneeled down while surrounded by inquisitive babies (cria) sniffing at them....priceless. I would thoroughly recommend Alpaca Encounters to people of all ages as a wonderful time will be had by all. The experience went above and beyond all our expectations. We will definitely return again soon. My daughter is already planning her next birthday party there! Thank you.
Written December 11, 2020
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Thanks so much Helen - it was great to meet you all and now Beth seems to have a real affinity with the Alpacas we look forward to seeing you again soon! Reviews like yours really help people get an insight into what we do here and they help us keep busy - Thanks again and stay safe.
Written December 13, 2020
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