Wreay Syke Alpacas
Wreay Syke Alpacas
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Come and meet our alpacas... We are based in the south of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District a UNESCO world heritage site and would love you to come and enjoy the experience of spending time with our fur babies. Take an alpaca for a walk, come and meet our herd at their home by booking a 'Meet & Greet' or we can bring our alpacas to you! Residential Care homes, schools, activity centres or party venues, the possibilities are endless. You will fall in love with these fluffy, inquisitive animals by the end of your visit and hopefully have learnt a lot more about them. Our walk is over The Helm to the south of Kendal, a public access hill with 360 degree panoramic views over Kendal and the surrounding Lakeland and Yorkshire fells. For people of any age and most abilities we offer a "Meet & Greet" at the alpacas home 5 minutes from J36 of the M6. Come and spend time with these quirky, inquisitive animals, feed them, enjoy their company. Go to our website for full details.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Ian B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful time we had
    What a wonderful experience. Had an email and telephone conversation with Jane to book this for my wife's birthday. Jane is really friendly, helpful and informative. The alpaca's are really well looked after, and very friendly as well. We will be going back with our grandson. A highly recommended experience.
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and glad you both enjoyed yourselves. I look forward to meeting you again.
    Written 22 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Donna G
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely and interesting
    It was lovely to see all the alpacas in the fields and hear all about them. Getting to feed them up close was such a novelty. We were really lucky to get to see a new baby alpaca too. You can even get items such as hats, gloves etc made from their fleece. I would definitely recommend this experience and would love to go back and walk them next time.
    Thank you for your lovely comments and you were lucky to see our 2 day old cria, she still no name as yet! Take a look at our website, everything I make is for sale on there. I make to order so you can ask for something to be made out of your favourite alpaca's fleece.
    Written 9 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Clara
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved every minute
    We had the best time doing “A Little Bit of Everything” with Jane and her beautiful alpacas. Such characters, and so gentle to be around, we loved every minute of our experience and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for something similar. Hope to be back for a full trek with the alpacas next time! Thank you Jane, we all absolutely loved it!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed our new activity. It is a great alternative to our full trek for those that are either too young or have health limitations or for those that are just a little bit unsure. Hope to meet you all again one day.
    Written 14 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Abi S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience
    We had a great time. The Alpacas were really friendly and easy to walk. The walk was really nice. The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable all the animals were very well cared for. It was raining when we went but we still had a lovely time. We would definitely recommend it to everyone. Thank you
    Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the rain, we are in the Lake District after all and as I say the lakes have to fill with something!!
    Written 14 August 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Joy A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab time with the alpacas !
    Fabulous Alpaca experience. We got to Meet and Greet the Alpaca family. We learnt so much about them from Jane. She clearly loves all her alpacas. It was a really great family activity. We had fun feeding the alpaca boys and they happily mingled amongst us. The girls were great too. A really relaxed experience. They also do alpaca trekking , can’t wait to come back and try it.
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments and glad you all enjoyed yourselves. It definitely is an experience for adults and children alike. Hope to meet you again one day for a trek.
    Written 3 September 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Liam W
    Leeds, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply Excellent
    My partner and myself met Jane and Paul at the bottom of the Helm at 10 am on Sunday, they brought Guinea and Griffin for us to walk. We led the alpacas up to the top of the Helm which is a very nice walk and the views were fantastic. The alpacas are beautiful and soft and you quickly figure out how to walk them and give them the occasional treat. Jane and Paul are great hosts and very knowledgeable about the alpacas and the local area, we really enjoyed Paul pointing out the local hills and sights. We really enjoyed our morning with Wreay Syke gang and would highly recommend it, it is an experience we will never forget, thank you Jane and Paul.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and really glad you enjoyed your morning with us. It's also good to know that people enjoy Pauls 360 degree panoramic trip around Kendal and the Lakeland fells from the top of The Helm.
    Written 20 September 2023
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    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • David E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant day out
    Had a great time walking with the Alpacas. Animals are lovely and well looked after. Owners Jane and Paul are very friendly and knowledgeable. The trek is in beautiful countryside with amazing views. Will definitely be returning for another trek.
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, the views are worth it aren't they! We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to meeting you again in the future.
    Written 28 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Hayleigh S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little of everything tour - amazing family experience
    My husband, daughter and I spent a really great couple of hours with Jane and her alpaca herd. The little of everything tour was perfect for our 6 year old as it was really informative, interactive and had a variety of activities (feeding the alpacas, walking your chosen alpaca and crafting with alpaca felt). Highly recommend to everyone, young and old.
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, I am really please you all enjoyed this experience as I try to make sure it is enjoyable for both children and adults alike.
    Written 28 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Sharon S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adorable alpacas, near Kendal
    Jane was so lovely, helpful and informative. She helped to support my brother, who has learning disabilities, to enjoy meeting, feeding and stroking the alpacas at his own pace and in his own way. It was a delight to spend time with these characterful animals and I will definitely find time to go on a walk with them in the near future. Highly recommended.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really enjoyed our morning and your brother was great, glad he enjoyed himself too. Hope to meet you again for a trek soon.
    Written 13 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 February 2024
  • Pamela J
    Kendal, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meet and greet the Wreay Syke Alpacas. We'll definitely go back in the summer to meet the new additions due. s
    A half-term treat for our 4 year old granddaughter Emi, we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it too. So lovely to meet the Alpacas with all their different personalities, their calm and gentle curiosity soon won over Emi and she overcame any nervousness and wanted to take one home with her. The lovely knowledgeable talented Jane fascinated us all with alpaca facts as we met them all close up. Will go again.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and really happy Emi eventually got brave enough to enjoy herself. Was it Kiki or Galaxy she wanted to take home?! Keep an eye on our social media, we always post photos of any newborns when they happen.
    Written 13 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 February 2024
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Angela B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Thanks to Jane & Paul, who were attentive and knowledgable. Loved walking with the alpacas. Wonderful scenery. Great.
Written 14 April 2024
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Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your trek with us, the view is great when you get to the top isn't it.
Written 13 May 2024
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Nicki W
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a lovely time learning about all the alpacas.

Friendly, calm alpacas who loved eating grass pellets from our hands.

Thank you Jane.

Would highly recommend.
Written 8 April 2024
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Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 13 May 2024
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Beryl W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Wonderful afternoon with the Alpacas. It absolutely poured it down all the time we were there but it didn't matter it was amazing. My 3 Grandson were captivated with all the alpacas and as they are 15 and twins twelve it was quite a result. Jane knows all the alpacas so well and soon their personalities begin to show.
Would highly recommend this visit.We did the little of everything trip.
Written 4 April 2024
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Thank you for your lovely comments Beryl and it is definitely a result keeping 3 teenage boys happy and entertained. Shame it rained but we do live in the Lake District so has to be expected sometimes. Glad you still enjoyed yourselves and the rain didn't dampen spirits either.
Written 13 May 2024
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robert s
Harrogate, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A lovely, informative and enjoyable visit to Wreay Syke Alpacas for my wife, I and our 10yr old daughter.
From the initial greeting to leaving it was a magical experience with smiles galore. We booked the "Little bit of everything experience" and we got to meet every single one of the Alpacas, hear all about the history of this wonderful little group before feeding them, walking them around and we finally got shown how felt is produced by hand from their coats, with the chance to try it ourselves and take away our own sample piece.
This was perfect for us as it didn't tie up a whole day but gave us enough time to truly get to know the herd and their wonderful individual character traits.
Highly recommended and ensure you have wellies or similar for the walk as this is the Lakes.
Thank you again Jane and Sofia adores her hand warmers and fridge magnet of Carmelo.x
Written 4 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your comments. I am really happy you all enjoyed yourselves and glad that Sofia loves her hand warmers.
Written 13 May 2024
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Barbara H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a surprise outing for a special birthday, with dress code wellie boots and trousers! Eight members of the family spanning three generations shared the experience. We were met by the 'boys' at the gate to the premises so could enjoy contact with the gentle, friendly alpacas while waiting for the other car load to join us. Jane then talked about the alpacas in her care in a relaxed yet informative way. We were shown how alpacas like to be stroked up and down their soft woolly necks. We learnt about the long pregnancy possible year round for alpacas. Then we moved to join the 'boys' and were gently nuzzled and surrounded by alpacas hoping for a tasy treat. Jane handed us each a bag of grass pellets and showed us how to feed the alpacas, who were expecting tidbits from their visitors. We also fed the girls and the youngsters, who stayed behind their railed area for their safety. We were able to choose which alpaca to walk with, although I felt 'my' alpaca Enzo had chosen me! Individual halters put on by Jane, then a gentle walk uphill across a paddock. The alpacas seemed to prefer the return journey down hill! We all went into a small barn area to see and experience some carding and felting of alpaca fleece. Some alpacas wandered in to join the demonstration.
I have been enthusiastically telling friends about my outing. I have also slept well and felt a welcome level of calm.
Written 23 March 2024
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A very thorough run through thank you and so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves, I hadn't realised there were 3 generations. That is our aim of our activities with alpacas, a sense of calm and wellness and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Written 28 March 2024
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mark s
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Went today March 16th with my wife for the "little of everything" experience.
What a great afternoon! Got to meet all the Alpacas, fed them and got to take a couple of them for a walk around the paddock. Jane, our host was brilliant! Very friendly and welcoming and gave us a very informative talk about the Alpacas, their background and how she and her husband came about owning and breeding Alpacas.
Then we got to see how Jane makes the felt from the Alpaca wool that she uses to produce some lovely products which again was very informative.
Brilliant afternoon and would highly recommend this activity for anyone of any age.
We both would definitely come back again.
Written 16 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments and really glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to meeting you again in the future 😊 ......and it all began because my husband wanted an allotment.....
Written 28 March 2024
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Sam A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wow, what an amazing experience. Very knowledgeable and organised walk Jane and Paul very friendly and shared lots of information. Left us wanting to meet the rest of the herd. Thank you .
Written 2 March 2024
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So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and liked Paul's quiz :-) You are very welcome to come and meet our whole herd whenever you want, just get in touch.
Written 7 March 2024
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Pamela J
Kendal, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A half-term treat for our 4 year old granddaughter Emi, we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it too. So lovely to meet the Alpacas with all their different personalities, their calm and gentle curiosity soon won over Emi and she overcame any nervousness and wanted to take one home with her. The lovely knowledgeable talented Jane fascinated us all with alpaca facts as we met them all close up. Will go again.
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments and really happy Emi eventually got brave enough to enjoy herself. Was it Kiki or Galaxy she wanted to take home?! Keep an eye on our social media, we always post photos of any newborns when they happen.
Written 13 February 2024
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Sharon S
Chorley, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Jane was so lovely, helpful and informative. She helped to support my brother, who has learning disabilities, to enjoy meeting, feeding and stroking the alpacas at his own pace and in his own way. It was a delight to spend time with these characterful animals and I will definitely find time to go on a walk with them in the near future. Highly recommended.
Written 7 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really enjoyed our morning and your brother was great, glad he enjoyed himself too. Hope to meet you again for a trek soon.
Written 13 February 2024
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Hayleigh S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My husband, daughter and I spent a really great couple of hours with Jane and her alpaca herd. The little of everything tour was perfect for our 6 year old as it was really informative, interactive and had a variety of activities (feeding the alpacas, walking your chosen alpaca and crafting with alpaca felt). Highly recommend to everyone, young and old.
Written 23 October 2023
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Thank you very much for your lovely comments, I am really please you all enjoyed this experience as I try to make sure it is enjoyable for both children and adults alike.
Written 28 October 2023
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