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Walk with an Alpaca - Alpaca Experience

We are still closed for Alpaca walking due to social distancing, this will be reviewed  on the 14th of July 

Longthorns is offering the Alpaca Experience to the Public

For over 7 years we have offered alpaca walking to our campers, this is hugely popular as a taster session to explore these fabulous animals, their gentle humming to communicate with each other and us. They are inquisitive animals and love nothing more than to stroll through the woods at Longthorns Farm.

Now you too can walk Longthorns Alpaca's

Our Alpaca Experience is approx 1 hour 45 minute session, consisting of 

A alpaca learning session and safety induction

Introduction to the alpaca's, facts and figures about these amazing animals.

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

You may see the rare breed cattle Shorthorns, go pass the bees hives that produce Longthorns Honey, and finally amble home by Holy Rod Stream. 

The Experience is completed by feeding the alpacas , followed by refreshments Tea or Coffee and Dorset Biscuits.

if you have time to spare why not bring a picnic or book one of our  Dorset cream teas. 

1 Goody bag is given with every alpaca booked.
Extra bags can be purchased at £4.50
Contains:- 1 pack Alpaca Poo really chocolate raisins. 1 Alpaca Card, a choice of Alpaca Key ring or Alpaca Fridge magnet.
Retail Value £6.00 if bought separately.

You can browse around the gift area for alpaca gifts, socks, balls of Longthorns Alpaca Yarn which has travelled from Longthorns to a local Town Wimborne processed and back again, how local is that !!. 

Private Parties can be booked on request, with a variety of packages available:
Prosecco and Strawberries.

Please contact us if your require Corporate Team building or Christmas outings. 

What times do you offer?

Our sessions are 11am or 2pm ,please go to the availability calendar to see the walking days and times scheduled. Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated time to allow for time to use the rest room. 

Questions you may have 

Weather If  the weather looks inclement, we will contact you to reschedule your walk, this is for the alpaca's welfare as they do not enjoy walking in rain or wind, and we also want you to have a great time on your experince. 

How many people allowed on the walk? the walk is strictly no more than 2 people per alpaca, this is for their welfare, Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and walk with them , so a family of 4 would require 2 alpaca's.   

Walking Spectators:- The fee of £7.50 will include refreshments and Dorset Biscuits,you may add one walking spectator per alpaca , spectators must walk at the rear of trek, there will be photo opportunities along the walk for family photo's.    

Wheelchair users The alpaca trail is not suitable for wheelchairs as it very uneven and narrow in places, but we offer a 30 minute interaction session for guests with accessability issues or additional needs £28.00 includes refreshments for 2  and one goodie bag. Please email enquires@longthornsfarm.co.uk to book or call 01929401539. 

Dates for booking online availability. Booking not available due to COVID 19 - we will update the website when you are able to book again.


Please book 1 Alpaca Experience at a time, if you require 2 or 3, please continue to book until you have booked your required number of Alpaca’s.

How much does it cost?

Starting from £28.00 per Alpaca with up to 2 persons walking

The Alpaca Experience Vouchers are sold in the shop - Click here to buy.

Gift vouchers for the Alpaca Experience are valid for a One year.

Contact Us via email:alpacas@longthornsfarm.co.uk


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