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Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas

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| Spring Farm, Fletching TN22 3SA, England
+44 1825 790885
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A true delight

We arrived early for our walk (having allowed plenty of time in case of traffic delays) so were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Twickerstourist
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London
*** Highly recommended ***

Chris, Vicki and their staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable.They have a great understanding... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
mup7190
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Come and meet us and our amazing alpacas at Spring Farm nr Uckfield, East Sussex. We offer "alpaca and wildlife safaris" across our self contained farm in the High Weald AONB. We are ideally situated close to Sheffield Park, the Bluebell Railway and the Ashdown Forest. During the gentle walk we will tell you about alpacas, their fibre, UK wildlife and how we farm. When you arrive we will give you a few details as to practicalities and then introduce you to your alpaca. We then go for the walk which is over largely even ground within the farm's boundaries and will take approx. 45/50 minutes. On your walk you may see a selection of British wildlife. The farm is managed within Higher Level Stewardship which means we don't use pesticides or fertilisers on the fields - so the walk is through wildflower meadows and strands of woodland. There is always plenty to see in each of the Seasons. After your walk, we provide you with carrots (already chopped) to reward your walking partner! We then typically go to meet the mums/babies group of alpacas and spend time with them. If you are inspired by alpacas and their fibre, we can also show you the fibre side of what we do on the farm using our own alpacas fibre. Alpaca fibre is an incredible natural fibre and lends itself to luxury products. Alpacas are herd animals so we walk a minimum of two on any given day. Please note that the minimum age for walking an alpaca is typically 12 years old. We also allow accompanying walkers on the basis of a maximum one accompanying per guest walking an alpaca. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for our walk (having allowed plenty of time in case of traffic delays) so were able to watch some of the herd being fed, and hear about how Chris and Vicki look after the alpacas (and some llamas). We were given some...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your day with us and thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it - as do the alpacas!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chris, Vicki and their staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable.They have a great understanding of the physical and emotional needs of their animals. This in turn made for a very calming and relaxing walk with our alpacas, Charlie, Pickles and Lord Percy. We thoroughly enjoyed...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our 100th review! Thank you so much for taking the time - and really glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Chris and Vicki

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great from start to finish, thank you Vicki and Chris! So much brilliant information about the animals and the land, amazing to be able to hang out with the mums and babies, and excellent that you took photos and emailed them to us. We had...More

Thank Becky H
Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

You are very welcome and glad you liked the photos! Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes, Chris

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I cannot even begin to tell you how great this place is! I took my girlfriend for a surprise date here and we both had an awesome time. The walking with the Alpacas is a lot of fun, and Chris and Vicki were great hosts...More

Thank Andrew N
Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Andrew, thank you so much for that review. Vicki had tears in her eyes when I read it out to her! Chris

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Learn something about these beautiful animals, take one for a walk and get up close with the babies ! It's a little hard to get to without a car but we were coming from London by train and it was not complicated. Just leave from...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a walking experience as a birthday treat for my wife .......it was wonderful ...the owners explain anything you want to know , you get to meet the Alpacas and llamas then walk them around the beautiful farm land for a good hour or...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

For us, getting the chance to share the alpacas and talk about what we have created over the last 17 years is actually the highlight of our day. We really appreciate the review and hope you might return - perhaps in a different season when...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Spring Farm with a friend and had an absolutely brilliantly experience Alpaca walking Vicki and Chris were so great giving us all the information we needed to do the walk, it was very easy and the Alpacas are well behaved and such...More

Thank Stephen L
Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed your time here - we now have all the babies bar one on the ground so the mum's and babies group is ever busier!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience made so welcome by Chris and Vicki. Nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed every moment. If your looking for a different day out for a gift maybe, perfect.

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Taking a stroll with alpacas was fun and relaxing. Great care is taken by alpaca farm owners and trekking guides Chris and Vicki ensure the welfare and care of their much loved animals. The walk is a gentle stroll in the rolling hills and grass...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Really lovely place to visit with knowledgeable, caring , friendly proprietors Vicki & Chris . Extremely well looked after beautiful animals in fantastic natural surroundings. A unique and rewarding experience. Lovely gift.

Thank Vic6268
Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thanks for your lovely review and hope to see you again. Chris.

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kimb019
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Response from Chris A | Property representative |
The cost is £25 including VAT per walker. The actual walk is about 50 minutes but you should allow up to 2 hours as we also reward the walking alpacas with carrots (which we provide) then spend some time with the baby... More
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