Woodbine Farm Alpacas

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Woodbine Farm Alpacas
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Established in 2007, we are UK alpaca breeders based on the Norfolk / Suffolk border. After careful breeding, Woodbine Farm is now home to over 60 quality alpacas. We offer alpaca sales to new and existing customers as well as 100% alpaca yarn and various handmade authentic products produced from the fleece of our herd. We also provide a 2-hour Alpaca Experience where customers can get up close with these wonderful animals and have the opportunity to walk a haltered alpaca around our farm.
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Yvonne a
Norwich, UK535 contributions
Something different
Sep 2016 • Couples
Superb place to get up close to an Alpaca. I didn't realise Alpacas had many different shades to their coat. Hosts were very welcoming and it was great to learn about the animals. Far more friendly than Llamas! Their coats are so soft and they themselves are very gentle with wonderful big eyes.
Written 26 October 2016
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Vera B
Harleston, UK99 contributions
Delightful Afternoon's outing
Aug 2016 • Couples
We have a keen interest in alpacas and have been fortunate enough to visit other alpaca farms and learn quite a bit about these wonderful creatures. We decided to visit Woodbine's open day and were very impressed with how the open day had been organised and the informative alpaca talk. We also enjoyed meeting alpaca owners at the other stalls and seeing some of the beautiful products. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon - hope to visit again!
Written 1 September 2016
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,822 contributions
Alpaca walkies
Jun 2016 • Couples
The owners were super hosts telling us all about alpacas before we ventured into the paddocks to see their herd. We were then greeted by 80 or so inquisitive but slightly skittish alpacas. The Alpaca Experience was so much fun especially as we got to take one each on a walk around the farm. Our knowledge of these animals and their behaviour has increased enormously, thanks to Pauline & David. Really want an alpaca now, but as we learnt they much prefer to be in groups of three or more, and the garden just isn’t big enough!
Written 1 July 2016
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kitkt
London58 contributions
Wonderful Alpacas & Wonderful People
Aug 2015 • Couples
Spent a Saturday afternoon at the alpaca farm as I had an Alpaca Experience bought for me as birthday present.

And what a joyful afternoon it was. The alpaca's were wonderful to watch, to learn about, to wander around the paddock with and to have a little walk around with. It was such a pleasure to see the alpaca's run and frolic around and to find out a little bit about their personalities. I was really happy that the trek part was around 20 minutes or so because it mean't we could just look around, feed the alpaca's etc and just generally be around them.

What made the afternoon were the owners, David & Pauline. It was so comfortable and relaxing to be wandering around their grounds with their lovely animals. We were made to feel so welcome.

The combination of adorable alpaca's and great people - what's not to like?
Written 16 August 2015
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Jason M
Norwich, UK73 contributions
Hugely enjoyable
Jul 2015 • Friends
This was a really memorable experience. There were only the three of us visiting but Pauline and David treated us so kindly and took an awful lot of their time out to take us round the alpaca paddocks. They gave us a great deal of information and patiently answered our endless questions. We were fortunate enough to feed the alpacas and then take them for a little wander which was the highlight of the day. The animals are beautiful and friendly creatures and are very approachable and inquisitive. Highly recommended.
Written 26 July 2015
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maclikes
13 contributions
Beautiful farm and lovely alpacas , many colours
Aug 2014
Started my search to own alpacas and found this farm. The owners very knowledgable and helpful and one day I hope to visit again
Thankyou
Written 11 November 2014
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Vavan
London40 contributions
Highly recommended!
Aug 2013 • Friends
My Sister and I visited Woodbine Farm yesterday for an alpaca experience and had a wonderful time. Pauline and David were friendly, welcoming and very informative about the herd and the alpacas themselves were absolutely adorable! If only we had a few acres ....! We would highly recommend the experience to all ages and wish Pauline and David continued success.
Written 5 August 2013
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g0akc
Ipswich, UK8,662 contributions
Very worthwhile and interesting
Jul 2013 • Couples
We found this a worthwhile and interesting afternoon out. We'd booked through groupon, which gave excellent value, though the tea (sandwiches etc.) wasn't incuded in this deal.

The farm is a little out of the way, but easy enough to find. There was ample parking and toilet facilities were provided. Refreshments (squash, team or coffee) were served in a marquee with patio furniture, which also housed displays of the Alpaca products.

After an informative and interesting talk we were taken into the first of several fields to meet some Alpacas. We were able to stroke and take pictures of them though they are not really petting animals - they naturally herd together and shy away from human contact, though they are curious and not at all dangerous, and don't spit at you etc. One female Alpaca enjoys human interaction and came to be fussed.

We went on to meet more Alpacas in different fields and after refreshments walked some around the farm for about 20 minutes which gave a further insight into their behaviour. Each guest had their own Alpaca to walk on a lead. The paths were not muddy and the whole site is very clean, manageable in ordinary shoes or clothing (it may be worse in winter of course). There are a few rabbit holes to look out for. Hand sanitising gel is provided at various points as well as hand washing facilities.

The couple that run the farm were very friendly and helpful and clearly love the animals, which are extremely well cared for. The animal welfare comes first here and they don't aim to make it too touristy. If anything I think they could make a little more of it and perhaps be a bit more 'commercial' at selling the products. They were not at all pushy, though we bought a beautiful scarf and card for my wife's upcoming birthday.
Written 29 July 2013
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David A
Ipswich, UK5 contributions
Great Experience
Jul 2013 • Couples
We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived and were given a choice of tea, coffee or squash (which was being kept cold as the afternoon was getting warmer by the minute).

While we drank our tea and coffee we were given an interesting talk on alpacas and had our questions answered.

We then went on a walk round the farm and were introduced to the various groups of alpacas and were able to get close to them and were able to stroke their very soft coats . We were given lots of information and our questions were answered very expertly.

After the very informative and enjoyable walk round we had some free time to walk round or sit on a swing seat and watch the alpacas from there. Toilets are provided and the whole afternoon was not rushed.

Tea was served in the information tent which had displays, various items produced from the alpaca fleece which comes in many shades and grades of softness. There were also samples of various shades of fleece on show.

The excellent tea consisted of various sandwiches, a scone with jam and clotted cream and a variety of cakes. With as much tea, coffee or squash as you could drink.
It is important to note that one of our party is Lactose intolerant and was catered for without any problem
While we were having our tea the alpacas that we would be walking were got ready.
We were again given all the time we needed to have a leisurely tea.

Then came one of the highlights of the Experience and during the afternoon there were several, this was walking round the farm leading an alpaca. They are very interesting to observe as they have very sharp eyesight and the one I was leading stopped all of a sudden, wondering why I looked and then I saw a rabbit in the distance.
It was an experience I was very glad I tried.
After the alpacas had been returned to their groups it was interesting to see how they were welcomed back.

After the walk we were served cold Orange squash as it was now quite hot.

In conclusion we would recommend the Experience to anyone as we were made welcome from the first moment we arrived, nothing was to much trouble and everything was done to make it an experience we will remember for a long time with happy memories.
Written 15 July 2013
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