Alpaca Encounters - Up Close & Personal with our Alpaca
Get up close & personal with our curious and friendly alpacas at SHED Chetwyn Farms. Enjoy the serenity of our farm before we open to the public in these scheduled morning sessions where our facilitator will introduce you to the alpacas, by name (yes they all have names) make connections with their unique personalities and enjoy an informational and educational look at alpaca farming on a working fibre farm. Alpacas by nature are shy and quiet- but before the end of your encounter – with patience and kindness you will gain the trust of our alpacas. You will feel their restorative quality and dwell in the peace and calming influence they have on us!
As we are a working fibre farm, we move with the rhythm of the seasons and the rhythm of the daily pasture rotation of the alpaca. Weather permitting we wander the fields, stop under the apple trees or spend time in the purpose-built Show Ring. Bring your camera for the ultimate selfie, and prepare to fall in love with these magical, elegant animals.
We do not halter our alpaca at SHED Chetwyn Farms, allowing them to graze naturally and move freely within the secured paddocks and fields. You are a guest in their surroundings, and ask you to be mindful of proper farm etiquette.
What to Bring: A camera, suitable clothing and footwear.
Where: Meet at the SHED shop with the facilitator
When: 9:30-10:30 on select days in 2022*. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time as the tour will start promptly at 9:30 with an ending at 10:30. Guests not arriving after tour has begun will only be able to join the session when/if the facilitator can accommodate.
Prices: Adults $35.00 Child – under 8 free with adult (maximum 2 children with 1 adult). Please add a note to your purchase with the number of children under 8 accompanying adult.
*Please Note: No other dates are being offered this year! If you have a group of 10+ ask us about a private Encounter, otherwise only the dates as shown are available in 2022.