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image for Countryside Events item typeAlpaca Walking Experience 24/08/2019 at Blackwater Alpacas & Pygmy Goats

Countryside Events, Sat 24 Aug 2019, £25

Alpaca Walking Experience

Alpaca Walking Experience

Alpaca Walking Experience

Address

Bradwell Trout Farm,
Cut Hedge Lane,
Bradwell,
Braintree,
CM77 8FR

Details

The total experience will take approximately 90 minutes. All experiences will commence with a brief Health & Safety talk. Then a short lesson on lead reining an alpaca. We will then assign alpacas to people within the group and commence with an introductory walk in the alpaca paddock. We will then continue the walk around the farm. This walk will be on stone and grass tracks, passing by some of our pygmy goat paddocks, our Christmas trees, lakes and the River Blackwater, we also wander through our willow copse before finally returning back to the alpaca paddock. The walk will take approximately 45 minutes with time to stop for photographs at various locations.
We then pause to have complimentary refreshments, before continuing the experience to meet some of other alpacas (non-walking team) for cuddles and photo’s. Then finally it is time to meet our pygmy goat herd including all the cheeky pygmy goat kids. (Whenever possible we will include bottle feeding). Lots of great opportunities to hold and pet the goats and plenty of chances to capture some great photo’s.
We are pleased to be able to offer this unique alpaca walking experience and welcome you to our working farm. – Glenn & Claire

PRICES – AS AT JUNE 2019

1 X PERSON WALKING 1 X ALPACA £25.00
2 X PEOPLE SHARING 1 X ALPACA £25.00 + £12.50 = £37.50
1 X PERSON WALKING 1 X ALPACA PLUS 1 NON LEAD WALKER £25.00 + £10.00 = £35.00
ANY ADDITIONAL NON LEAD WALKING PARTICIPANTS
£10.00 EACH






FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN CHILDREN ATTEND THE ALPACA WALKING EXPERIENCE?

CHILDREN AGED 14 AND OVER, CAN ATTEND AND EITHER WALK THEIR OWN ALPACA OR SHARE AN ALPACA WITH AN ACCOMPANYING ADULT. ALL CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT WHO IS ALSO WALKING THEIR OWN ALPACA OR SHARING AN ALPACA WITH A CHILD AGED 14 YEARS PLUS.
CHILDREN AGED 10-14 YEARS CAN ATTEND, HOWEVER, THEY WOULD NOT HOLD THE LEAD REINS TO AN ALPACA. THEY WOULD NEED TO ACCOMPANY AN ADULT WHO IS WALKING THEIR OWN ALPACA.
CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE – THIS EXPERIENCE IS UNSUITABLE. HOWEVER, OUR PRIVATE FARM TOURS AND JUNIOR FARM EXPERIENCES MAY BE SUITABLE – PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/ CHANGE OF DATE POLICY?

IF YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL, WE MUST HAVE 14 DAYS NOTICE TO OFFER A REFUND. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF LESS THAN 14 DAYS NOTICE IS PROVIDED.
IF YOU NEED TO AMEND THE DATE OF YOUR VISIT, THEN WE MUST HAVE 7 DAYS NOTICE.
IF THE WEATHER FORECAST IS PREDICTED TO BE POOR, WHICH CAN BE HIGH WINDS, RAIN OR EXTREME HOT TEMPERATURES, WE WILL GIVE AS MUCH NOTICE AS PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE AND OFFER AN ALTERNATE DATE. (THIS IS FOR HEALTH, SAFETY & WELFARE REASONS OF HUMANS & ANIMALS).

CAN MY FRIEND/ FAMILY MEMBER WAIT IN THE CAR/ ON FARM WHILST I ATTEND THE EXPERIENCE?

UNFORTUNATELY, NO. WE DO NOT ALLOW NON PAYING/ NON PARTICIPATING VISITORS ON FARM, WHILST ACTIVITIES ARE TAKING PLACE.

CAN I BRING MY DOG (EVEN IF MY DOG STAY’S IN MY VEHICLE)?

AGAIN NO, WE CANNOT HAVE ANY DOGS OR OTHER ANIMALS ON FARM, REMAINING IN VEHICLES.

DO YOU HAVE A CAFÉ ON SITE?

NO SORRY, WE DO NOT HAVE A CAFÉ, PLAY AREA, PICNIC AREA ETC. WE ARE A WORKING FARM SO NO TOURIST FACILITIES.
TOILET AND HAND WASHING FACILITES ARE AVAILABLE.

CAN I JUST TURN UP TO DO THIS EXPERIENCE?

NO, SORRY, ALL ALPACA WALKING EXPERIENCES, JUNIOR FARM EXPERIENCES, COURSES AND PRIVATE FARM TOURS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

DO YOU HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT?

YES, THIS IS SENT OUT IN ADVANCE BY EMAIL, TO ANYONE PRE-BOOKING AN EXPERIENCE.

IS THIS EXPERIENCE SUITABLE FOR SOMEONE IN A WHEELCHAIR?

SADLY, WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE WHEELCHAIRS, PUSHCHAIRS OR BUGGIES ON FARM. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT WE ARE A WORKING FARM, WITH UNEVEN PATHWAYS AND GRASS TRACKS. ALL PERSONS TAKING PART IN THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY UNDERTAKE A GENTLE 90 MINUTE WALK UNAIDED AND WITHOUT ANY HEALTH CONCERNS BEING CREATED BY THIS LEVEL OF ACTIVITY.

WHAT CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR SHOULD I WEAR FOR THIS EXPERIENCE?

ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR IS ESSENTIAL, WE WOULD RECOMMEND WALKING BOOTS, STURDY TRAINERS OR WELLIES. ANYONE WEARING OPEN TOED FOOTWEAR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.
CLOTHING – ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FULL LENGTH TROUSERS (IDEALLY JEANS OR SIMILAR) AS THIS IS A “HANDS ON” EXPERIENCE.

CAN I BRING A CAMERA AND TAKE PHOTOS?

YES, WE WOULD ENCOURAGE THAT YOU AND ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR GROUP TO TAKE PHOTO’S OF YOUR VISIT. HOWEVER, “SELFIES” ARE NOT PERMITTED IF YOU ARE HOLDING THE LEAD REINS OF AN ALPACA. PLEASE ASK AND A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL TAKE PHOTO’S FOR YOU. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE WALK FOR PHOTO’S/ VIDEO’S TO BE TAKEN BY NON-LEAD WALKING PARTICIPANTS AND OUR STAFF.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Aug 2019 10:00 to 11:30
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to start to register.

Pre-booking essential.

Prices

PRICES – AS AT JUNE 2019

1 X PERSON WALKING 1 X ALPACA £25.00
2 X PEOPLE SHARING 1 X ALPACA £25.00 + £12.50 = £37.50
1 X PERSON WALKING 1 X ALPACA PLUS 1 NON LEAD WALKER £25.00 + £10.00 = £35.00
ANY ADDITIONAL NON LEAD WALKING PARTICIPANTS
£10.00 EACH


All experiences must be pre-booked.






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