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“Such a nice place to visit”
Review of The Alpaca Park

The Alpaca Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Beaworthy
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Mt husband and I went here with our 14 month old daughter and my father as we were visiting and wanted a place to go when it wasnt that sunny! This was so nice, my daughter loved seeing the alpacas and also the small ponys. As you walk through the woods there are lovely little trinkets along the way, which make it more interesting for children to see if they can spot the next one. We didnt manage the whole trail but would love to if we go again. We went to the cafe and it was lovely to sit outside next to a peacock and other birds, the staff were very helpful and did everything to make us feel comfortable. The cream tea was made to order.... mmmmm hot scones!

1  Thank jayneo1
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We spent a wonderful morning here, walking round the fields, seeing the alpacas, horses and other animals, looking at butterflies down by the stream in the wild flower meadow. It was so quiet and peaceful it was almost magical. We ended our morning with a lovely meal - home made homity pie - and a very welcome cup of delicious coffee. The cafe was clean and cosy and the welcome could not have been warmer.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My daughter wanted to see the alpacas so we took her, more to humour her. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed the visit. The park is well laid out and maintained. The alpacas are approachable and very cute. It was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. But the cream teas really are the best, scones hot from the oven. We came back two days later for more!

1  Thank Martin C
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

A pleasant two mile walk around the Alpaca Park. Great to meet these intelligent and inquisitive creatures. Fantastic cream tea with scones cooked to order - perfect. Had a chance to talk to the owner on the pleasant sun terrace whilst having our cream teas and she was brimming with inthusiasm for the business and future plans. A bit out the way but well worth a visit if you want to unwind in the countryside.

1  Thank paulw09
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We visited a couple of days after Devon had experienced some of its highest rainfall ever. It was a dull damp miserable day, however a visit to see the Alpacas brightened it up for us. The Alpaca Park is a 102 acre site set on a hill. The farm has been planted with 1000s of trees to improve the wildlife environment by the streams running by the side of the farm. We really enjoyed our 'long' walk, but it is not suitable for small children or wheelchairs. Their leaflet makes it clear that this is not a hands on petting experience, so don't bring small children expecting this.
This year the alpacas were all due to produce young at the beginning of Jul (as of 8th Jul, Glorious was due to give birth in the following couple of days), and there were already 3 male babies, the youngest was 4 days old.

I do feel that perhaps having an organised 'keeper talk' about alpacas, where they come from, uses, animal husbandry etc would be benificial. Also if they have an Alpaca (perhaps a castrated male (Wether)) which is halter-trained/more friendly, that could be brought up to the punters, this would improve the visit. Alpacas are shy creatures, and whilst loose in a field are unlikely to approach closely.

The Tea Room is definitely worth visiting. Tea was served in a proper china cup which always makes the tea taste better. there was a short wait for scones (they came straight from the oven), but were more than worth the wait. Cheese scones with home-made chutney, and my wife had fantastic scones/jam/clotted cream.

They run a free re-visit. On the way out, ask at reception to put your name on the re-entry list, and you can go back again as many times as you like. We are going again in a couple of days, to visit Glorious and see if she has had her cria (she may possibly be having 2), and to sample those cream teas again.

4  Thank BobTheDentist
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