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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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Birthday treat

A fantastic morning with the ‘boys and girls’. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with such beautiful... read more

Reviewed today
dleaman1962
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London, United Kingdom
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A slice of the good life

This was a gift for my husband for his birthday, we had a wonderful time, Vicky and her helpers... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Vanessa B
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Dover, 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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| Spring Farm, Fletching TN22 3SA, England
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A fantastic morning with the ‘boys and girls’. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with such beautiful animals. Very well organised with a great team . Thanks Chris

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This was a gift for my husband for his birthday, we had a wonderful time, Vicky and her helpers greeted us warmly and they explained very thoroughly how the afternoon would progress, they explained the intricacies of Alpacas and how they like to be treated...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Originally bought for my wife as a Christmas gift but when it came to booking I tagged along too. What a great experience and a thoroughly enjoyable time we had on 5th June. Spring Farm is a great environment to meet and interact with these...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time. Such a lovely farm, run by a really nice couple. The alpaca walk was great, so relaxing. We learnt so much about Alpacas, they were all so friendly, with their own characters.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We had such a wonderful time learning about alpacas and walking with them. They are lovely, gentle animals and it was so good to find out more about them from Vicki and Chris. All the alpacas we met were lovely and had such different characters....More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We had a really fantastic time with the alpacas this week. The owners Chris and Vicky are really friendly and full of knowledge which they are more than happy to share. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk with my alpaca "Romeo", and his name is very...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Spring Farm Alpacas. Farm owners Chris and Vicky are lovely couple, you can learn a lot about alpacas from them. Walking with alpacas was beautiful experience, they are such a lovely creatures! We can’t wait to go back! Highly...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Many thanks for the review - we always really appreciate it! Look forward to seeing you again - we now have 10 crias (baby alpacas) bouncing around!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Spring Farm. Chris and the team were very welcoming and we found the visit very informative as well as hugely enjoyable. The walk around the farm was beautiful and peaceful and I agree with the other reviewers that walking...More

Thank Amanda T
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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hi Amanda, glad your enjoyed your time with us and found the walk relaxing. Sometimes we don't have the time to appreciate just what wonderful animals they are and it is really good to hear it from our guests! Thanks, Chris

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Vicki and Chris were our hosts for this very pleasant experience. Walking with alpacas is strangely relaxing, and perhaps this is because these alpacas are very well treated and seem very chilled in themselves. The philosophy and approach to handling is one of working alongside...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate it when people take the time! You have pretty much encapsulated our farm ethos! We just hope the weather eventually improves! Best wishes, Chris.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

My girlfriend wanted to walk an alpaca for her 50th birthday and Spring Farm provided the perfect experience. Both Chris and Vicki were excellent hosts, and gave us a very informative and interesting talk before we set off. The highlight was obviously meeting and walking...More

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Chris A, Owner at Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Alan, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Neptune is still going strong and we are expecting his cria (baby alpaca) this year - fingers crossed! Best wishes, Chris

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Lesley A
7 April 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Property representative |
Hi, our telephone number is 01825 790885. N.B. All our bookings (and availability) are now done through our alpaca walking website Thanks, Chris
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kimb019
27 January 2017|
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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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