Alpaca Walking

Due to unforeseen change in family circumstances, the farm is currently being sold and due to the fast moving market and the government guidelines  (B&B's are allowed to open from the 17th May) the B&B is highly unlikely to reopen. This is a very recent decision, so please bear with us.

With regards to the alpaca experiences, some experiences will be going ahead, but we will only be doing bookings a few weeks at a time, currently April 19th to the end of May, and will extend depending on how the sale goes. 


Due to COVID 19 and the new social distancing restrictions we have had to make a few changes to our alpaca experience. Please read the below very carefully.

We will be running experiences at least twice a day, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Saturdays, from the 19th April until the end of May. Experience start times vary depending on the day of the week and lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. 

These will be run with one booking per walk, with a minimum of 2 adults and a maximum of 5 people. Due to this, you will need to walk an alpaca each (no sharing)
Due to the limited number we are allowed to walk at one time, we have had to increase our prices to £30 per person (Children £15 aged 10-15yrs to share an alpaca with an adult). No children under 10 years
Please see below for how to book.

 If you need help or more information, please call Bea on 07733 101137 or email hello@hammonds-farm.co.uk.

BOOKING

If you already have a booking/voucher/cancelled booking from during lockdown, then we will honour it. Please email us as soon as possible so you don't miss out.

To book - please email Bea on hello@hammonds-farm.co.uk, with the number of alpacas you would like to walk, the date.  You will be send current availability, it would be sensible to have a couple of options for dates due to the very limited number of walks, especially for Saturdays. You will then be sent an invoice, payable online, bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been received. Once bookings have been confirmed they are non refundable (unless a weather warning has been issued ) and dates cannot be changed

Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Cotswold Alpaca Walking Experience

Our Alpaca Experiences at Hammonds Farm, Stroud,  will run from 19th April until the end of May.

Alpacas are South American camels and are fascinating animals.  They are similar to, and often confused with the llama. However, alpacas are often noticeably smaller than llamas. With a gorgeous soft fluffy fleece. They have a very kind nature and are deeply intrigued by everything that we humans may be doing and keep surprising us by what they get up to.  Their babies  (known as “cria”) are spectacular.

Alpaca Walking - What to Expect

We will be running our experience on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Saturdays (between 19th April and the end of May) Times will vary depending on the day. The experience will last between around 60 - 90  minutes. 
These will be run with one booking per walk, with a minimum of 2 adults and a maximum of 5 people. Due to this, you will need to walk an alpaca each (no sharing) 
Due to the limited number we are allowed to walk at one time, we have had to increase our prices to £30 per person (£15 per child aged 10-15 yrs sharing with an adult).
Please see below for how to book.



Before the walk starts, you will be able to choose your alpaca and start getting acquainted with each other.  We will explain the many ways in which alpacas differ from other animals and show you some techniques for making your alpaca walk go smoothly. 

We will then take you for a short walk minute walk with either Ian or Raoul. Alpacas do not walk very quickly,  and there will be several pauses for lots of selfies,  questions and chat. All the walking will be across fields or on grass paths within the boundaries of the farm. There will then be a chance to meet the other alpacas on the farm, including the new babies! The expereience will take around 60-90 

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing and, in particular, sturdy footwear or gumboots.

Alpaca Walking Terms & Conditions

Please note the following Terms & Conditions:

  • Children must be over 15 to lead their own alpaca,  but one child between 10 & 15 can accompany an adult walker at £15 per person.
  • Sadly we are unable to allow younger children to come on the walks:  alpacas can react badly to sudden movements and unexpected noises!
  • No dogs are allowed on walks.  If possible,  please leave your dogs at home rather than in your car.
  • We have a strict No Smoking policy on the farm.
  • Walks are strictly by appointment and must be pre-booked and paid for in advance.
  • Once bookings have been confirmed they are non refundable (unless a weather warning has been issued ) and dates cannot be changed.
  • The maximum number of alpacas being walked at the same time will be limited to 5.
  • There will be hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available and social distancing will be observed. Please email if you would like further information. 

Postal Address & Directions

Our address is: Hammonds Farm, Wick Street,  Stroud,  Glos GL6 7QN


 
SatNav is not very helpful.  Leave Stroud on A46 heading for Painswick, then turn diagonally right onto Wick Street (Painswick Old Road).  60 yards after passing Hawkwood College on your right,  you will see signs for the Hammonds Farm B&B on your left.

Emergency contact :  Please text/ring 07733101137  if you need help!