Set within 23-acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow and open all year round, West Wight Alpacas is home to a wonderful herd of over 70 unique Suri alpacas and wooly & Suri llamas as well as some cute donkeys, pygmy goats and chickens.
West Wight Alpacas was established back in 2010 by husband and wife duo, Neil and Michelle Payne. What started out as a hobby quickly became a popular attraction where visitors for a small charge can take the friendly and inquisitive Suri alpacas or llamas on a guided walking adventure.
Today, the farm is home to over 70 very cute alpacas, plus many other animals including llamas, donkeys, pygmy goats and chickens. Neil and Michelle are award-winning Suri alpaca breeders with countless awards and championships under their belts. Alpaca fleece is much sought after and is known to be some of the most luxurious in the world.
Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the farm with these adorable animals - you'll soon get to know your cushing from your pronking! Alternatively, you can admire the fine views, watch the llamas do their thing or drop into the farm café and shop.
Entry to the farm is FREE with any purchased Walking Activity or Llama Agility and entry to The Llama Tree bistro is also FREE.
- Farm Walks - Alpaca or Llama Walks around the farm*
- 1) A 20-minute short walk around the farm which includes a meet and greet. It includes a short talk about alpacas as you walk.
- 2) A 40-minute walk around the farm, including a meet and greet and the chance to learn more about the alpaca including its history, its use today and a little about how to care for and breed them.
- Farm Picnic Walk with picnic afterwards*
A 40-minute walk around the farm to include a meet and greet. You will also learn all about the alpaca including its history, its use today and a little about how to care for and breed them. Your picnic will be provided at the top of the farm where you can enjoy the beautiful views. Bring a bottle of your own favourite wine or champagne if you are in a celebratory mood. Picnics can also be provided for visitors who are not walking and assistance will be offered to try and help the less mobile to reach the picnic area using a farm vehicle.
- Off Farm Llama Treks*
Enjoy a trek with up to 4 llamas or alpacas around a West Wight beauty spot. These treks usually consist of 1-2 hours walking where you will learn more about llamas and alpacas including their history and a little about how to care for and breed them. It also includes an invitation to the farm to meet and greet some of the alpaca girls with their cria (baby alpaca). The whole experience lasts just over two hours and you are welcome to enjoy our café either before or after your trek.
- Llama Agility*
This is a great group event where you try various agility routines with our llamas including jumps, llama slalom etc. You gain points for each obstacle you clear successfully. Great for parties, team building for business and there will be a small prize for the winner on the day. Max group size 10 people minimum age 12.
*Age restrictions apply to walk a llama or alpaca although younger children can still join the walk if supervised/assisted by an adult.