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Alpaca Experience 

EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR 

Our Alpaca Experience is an award-winning approx 1-hour 45-minute session, consisting of an alpaca learning session and safety induction, introduction to the alpacas, facts, and figures about these amazing animals.

This is followed by a walk out into the woods for a 45-50 minute walk taking in the sights and more learning.

Please note when booking an Alpaca Experience you are booking 1 Alpaca with 2 people.

Meet & Greet Session 

We now offer non-walking sessions. The session is aimed at all ages and abilities, children 3-12 years old must be accompanied

by a responsible adult (18+). This takes place in the orchard a 20-minute session to feed and take in the delights of these

gorgeous animals.

Special needs & Wheelchair users

The alpaca trail is not suitable for wheelchairs as it is natural terrain so uneven and narrow in places, but we offer a 30-minute  private interaction session for guests with accessibility issues or additional needs.

£30.00 includes refreshments for 2 (plus additional carers) and one goodie bag. Please email alpacas@longthornsfarm.co.uk to book or call 01929401539

Alpaca Experience - Answers here

Alpaca Experience Availability Calendar

Alpaca Experience Availability Calendar

Click our availability calender to book your Alpaca Experience

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Cream Tea after your walk

Why not add Dorset Cream Tea after your walk, this can be ordered when you book your Alpaca Experience.

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Send the perfect gift, buy a Digital Alpaca Voucher. Click here to buy

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Alpaca Experience Digital Voucher

Alpaca Experience Gift Box Voucher

The Alpaca Gift Box Experience includes:- An Alpaca card, Alpaca voucher, a personalised message and posted to an address of your choice.

Redeem your Alpaca Experience Voucher

Book your Alpaca Experience above and use the Voucher Code to redeem your voucher at checkout.

  • Toilet and Shower Facilities
    The toilet/shower facilities are open Mid and Summer season. Please check with us in Low season. We are also encouraging people to use their own onboard facilities or bring their own toilet tents, portable flush toilet, and camping showers. It will be strictly no unattended children at any time under 12, we cannot be responsible for their handwashing and following social distancing. Your children are your responsibility, we reserve the right to ask any families that do not monitor their children to leave. Please be respectful to our Team if they are cleaning and can not allow you in the facilities. 5 Ladies Showers, 5 Ladies toilets, 4 Wash hand basins, Hand Driers, Hair Dyer. 5 Men's Showers, 3 Toilets, 3 Wash hand basins Urinal, Hand Dryers and Hair-dyer. Accessibility room: 1 toilet, 1 wash hand basin, 1 Hand dryer, 1 Hairdryer, 1 shower unit. Chemical Disposal Point: There are 2 chemical disposal points on the site located in the Main Field and the Alpaca Field. Environmentally Friendly compost loo's: Situated in the glamping field These save 8 litres of water every time you use them. The golden rule to ensure these toilets work is to keep the toilet lid closed and use as instructed to make sure the separator can do it job, which is too keep liquids and solids separate, so boys no standing when using these toilets, we have put a urinal in one of the boy's cubicles should you not feel comfortable sitting. Supervision of young children at all times, please.
  • Reception Area
    The reception is open from Easter to September: Seasonal Hours apply. Reception and the shop is only open on Bank Holidays and the Summer Season, out of season a notice is posted on the reception door and a duty phone number should you need to contact us. We also stock alpaca products, made from our very own alpaca wool famous for being warm and hypo-allergenic. Bean to cup freshly ground coffee, hot chocolate and tea machine Take Away Local Supplies Locally sourced meats, chutneys, bread, fresh milk etc. Your camp-fire essentials, logs, charcoal and kindling, and don't forget the marshmallows for those camp-fire moments.
  • Washing up Facilities
    Hot water sinks are open Mid and Summer season. Hot water only to take back to your pitch to wash up. Just like to old camping days
  • Electrical Hookups
    18 Electric Hookups: 10amp supply. Please see our electrical section, which can be found in our Ts&Cs at the bottom of our website. As we are a rural site, you must only use camping equipment whilst staying with us.
  • Hire and Safety for Firepits
    Hiring a Fire Pit. We offer 3 Options for Fire Pit hire. This is for the duration of your stay. Option 1 Includes the Firepit, a 3 kg bag of Dorset charcoal, Kindling wood, 1 net of logs, Eco Fire-lighters, and a Webber grill top to cook on. Option 2 Includes the Firepit, Kindling wood, Fire-lighters, and a net of logs Option 3 You can bring your own, but strictly no Fire baskets, washing machine drums, only purpose-built solid-bottomed pits and raised off of the ground. £6.00 fee to cover insurance and fire equipment. Only seasoned wood may be burnt; no pallet wood, or offcuts of carpentry. Logs are available to purchase in reception or the Honesty Shop when reception is shut. All of the above are subject to our strict rules on the use of the fire pits Terms of Hire When using any outdoor fire pit make sure safety is your No 1 priority. Please familiarise yourself with the Fire Extinguishers on site. Never leave a fire unattended and know how to use your fire safety equipment. Make sure your fire is out before going to bed at night even if it means filling a smouldering fire pit with water. Don't sacrifice safety remember you are dealing with fire. Whenever a fire is lit there is a potential to cause damage to you, your friends and family, your tent, caravan etc. When starting any controlled fire, safety is the number one concern. Do not tip ash around the campsite, this is a huge fire risk hazard, always use the metal containers provided. Please always follow the safety instruction sheet supplied with your fire pit, only burn the seasoned wood provided. Fire Hazard:-although very tempting, please do not try and create the biggest height of flames, our Fire pits are a safe size for our campsite, so piling up logs too high creates a hazard as they may topple. Strictly no going into the woods for firewood. We are under a woodland Management scheme. Thank You Please read the above and accept our Terms before Hiring a Fire-Pit. BBQ's Our terms of BBQ use are covered in the fire pit hire, but please follow these simple rules for any other BBQ Disposal BBQs,s please do not use directly on our grass, bricks are available for your use. Strictly no BBQs,s inside of tents, Carbon Monoxide kills. Ash's only to be emptied in the metal bins provided. BBQ use at least 5 meters away from tents, and units. Lastly please make sure they are fully extinguished before retiring to bed. How does this work? This hire is for the duration of your stay, additional nets of wood logs, charcoal, fire-lighters, etc. can be purchased from reception. Once booked we will deliver the fire pit to your pitch, and set it up on level ground with bricks, to ensure the heat does not conduct down to the grass. This must be at least 5 meters from your tent or caravan. Always start your fire with the kindling wood, if you are cooking first, add your charcoal, the Dorset Charcoal ignites quickly, so no need for fire-lighters, this is ready to cook on in 15 minutes, this charcoal burns cleanly, and has a greater volume per Kg. After you have enjoyed your BBQ, remove the grill top using tongs, (sorry not provided) and allow it to cool, then start to add the logs in a tripod fashion, this allows the air to circulate building up the heat in the centre, then sit back, enjoy and relax by your Fire-pit, toast your Marshmallows, or make campfire biscuits !!
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