Woodland View Alpacas
ALPACA TREKKING ~
Saturday 1st April ~ 2 spaces
Sunday 2nd April ~ 3 spaces
Spaces for goat walking and pony care available both days.
MEET & GREET Wednesday 12th April 1.00 p.m. Come and meet the team! A 45 minute session where you can get up close to the alpacas, receive an informative talk and hand-feed them their favourite treats. There is only a short walk to the paddock so suitable for all ages and abilities (if unsure, please contact us).
PONY CARE SESSIONS🐎
The next best thing to owning your very own pony. Please see below for more information.
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Book your two-hour alpaca trekking experience with these lovely inquisitive animals, they will make your day!
The quickest response for any queries is via email: email@example.com or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. However, please be advised that we cannot book you in via email - this must be done through the website. Exceptions will be made for re-books due to cancellation or non-website gift voucher redemptions (please see notice below regarding expired gift vouchers).
Welcome to Alpaca Trekking with Woodland View Alpacas
We offer alpaca treks around the Quex Park Estate in Kent.
Our alpacas are delightful, friendly animals who will be sure to put a smile on your face. This is approximately a two-hour experience with the walking element expected to last about 90 minutes, depending on the pace on the day!
Please note that the terrain on the treks is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
Pygmy Goat Walking
Introducing our delightful Pygmy Goats to Walking with Humans!
We have been slowly introducing our young Pygmy Goats to walking on a lead so that you can enjoy taking them for a walk on the Quex Park Estate. They are cheeky, playful, sometimes naughty but always entertaining! Old clothes you won't mind getting messy and wellies recommended for this experience.
Walks are available on Saturdays and Sundays and last for approximately 45 minutes.
Goats are herd animals and won't walk alone, so a minimum of two must be booked out for a session to go ahead.
PONY PAMPERING SESSIONS
Available Weekends at 10:30
The next best thing to having your very own pony. A one-hour experience with our miniature Shetland ponies, Maggie and Jess. You will get to learn about keeping a pony, how to care for them, what they eat, how to groom them and then get to take them for a walk. Please note this is a non-riding experience. The ticket price includes one free adult and you may be tempted to join in, but this is really for children, please enjoy the experience with them and take lots of photographs to remember their special treat! Additional child tickets are available at a concessionary price.
*Maximum of two children per pony.
*Maximum of four children per session.
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Now available to purchase on-line. Please note that if you are purchasing a gift voucher for a child, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 + years. Children aged 6 - 14 years share an Alpaca with an accompanying ticket holding adult.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH GROUPON OR BUY-A-GIFT FOR VOUCHERS. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED OR HAVE BEEN GIFTED ONE OF THEIR VOUCHERS THEY CANNOT BE REDEEMED WITH US.
Featuring the marvellous Monty
My name is Monty and I live at Quex Park in Birchington, Kent with my other alpaca buddies. I am a firm favourite with some of our walkers and they request me for their treks each time they visit. I have just had my 5th birthday! Together we can turn your visit to Birchington into an unforgettable experience, showing you areas of Quex Park that are not normally open to the public. You can take photographs of us and feed us some treats. Carrot treats make us very happy!
The Watering Hole Cafe
Afternoon Tea (Served April - October)
Why not follow your trek with a delicious afternoon / cream tea at the Watering Hole Cafe, sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, cake selection and freshly brewed tea or coffee. You can even upgrade to prosecco!
Please place an order ahead of your trekking experience as notice is required.
~ CUSTOMER NOTICE ~
PLEASE BOOK CREAM TEAS DIRECTLY WITH THE CAFE:
Tel: 07730 409354
Woodland View Alpacas,
Quex Park Birchington
Kent. CT7 0BH
Woodland View Alpaca FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions and Some Not So Frequently Asked!
How long are the treks and what is involved?
Once you have booked your trek, please arrive at the meeting point allowing 10 minutes for the checking in process. After you have been checked-in you will be taken up to meet the alpacas. There will be short health and safety briefing before you are handed your alpaca for the trek. The walking element of the trek takes approximately 90 minutes.
Who can go on the treks?
The walks are over parkland and through farmland and wooded areas that can become rough, uneven and muddy. We cannot authorise wheelchairs, pushchairs or walking aids on our treks for these reasons.
All of our walks require a degree of physical fitness. You will have to be able to walk unaided for approximately 90 minutes. If you are unable to do this we would advise that the walks would be unsuitable. Being able to confidently hold on to the animal's lead rope for the duration of the walk is also an essential requirement as both hands are required to hold on to the lead rein for the duration of the trek.
Can children go on the trek?
Children from the age of 6 years can go on the treks. The terrain and duration of the walks is not suitable for children below this age. For those aged between 6 - 14 years, they will share an alpaca with a ticket holding adult aged 18 + years.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, no dogs allowed on the treks. Also, no bikes, trikes or scooters!
Do alpacas spit?
Alpacas do spit but only occasionally. They generally only spit at each other when they feel threatened or need to tell another alpaca to keep their distance. It is very unlikely for a human to be a deliberate target!
What happens if I’m late?
We run a strict policy with regards to latecomers. You MUST be checked in at the meeting point 10 minutes before your experience start time. It is essential that you are signed in and ready to start your experience on time. The trek starts with a health and safety briefing and it is for this reason we are unable to accept latecomers under any circumstances. We will be unable to reschedule or refund your experience after this point.
How do I change or amend my booking?
If you would like to change or amend your booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we require 48 hours notice with regards to a change or cancellation of a booking.
What if I need to cancel my booking?
Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the start time will be invited to reschedule a maximum of 1 time per booking. Cancellations under 48 hours cannot be rescheduled and will not be subject to refund. Cancellations must be given in writing by email to email@example.com or by text to 07990 612038.
Can I bring a carer and do they need their own ticket?
Our treks require a degree of physical fitness and we need to ensure all customers are aware of the requirements of the experience and can confidently complete it.
If you require special allowances or are a carer bringing someone who you feel needs special allowances, please consider the following information to help decide whether the trek will be suitable. The treks consists of rough, uneven terrain and can become muddy with adverse weather conditions. For this reason, we cannot authorise wheelchairs, pushchairs or walking aids on the treks. Each trek begins with a health and safety briefing, which all participants must be able to comprehend or have somebody interpret for another individual if required.
Our alpaca walks are run in mixed groups of up to about 20 people at times. This could potentially be an overwhelming experience for individuals with sensory issues. All animals can be unpredictable and this may be a potential risk for individuals with sensory issues.
Alpacas walk at their own pace and as such, the speed of the group walk is determined by the alpacas. We cannot wait for individuals who are unable to keep up with the group as all alpacas are herd animals and don't like to be left behind! We would advise against taking part in our treks if any individuals have recurring joint problems, muscle problems or other conditions which may prevent them from successfully completing the walk. Being able to confidently hold on to the animal's lead rope for the duration of the walk is also an essential requirement.
Our general policy is for carers to go free where proof can be provided (carers card, PIP/DLA letter) and when accompanying another paying individual. Where carers can go free, a space does not need to be booked for them, only for the individual under their care but you must advise us when you have booked so that you can be added to the trek.
In all cases, we reserve the right to refuse participation in the trek if we consider there is a safety risk to the visitor or to the animals.
Alpaca Trekking & Walking.
Alpaca Trekking / Walking is great for those wishing to try an activity of a different nature that takes you away from the hectic hustle and bustle of urban life.
We train Alpacas for trekking, experience days, educational visits for schools, clubs, families & SEN groups.
Enjoy a carefree & enjoyable experience with our beautiful animals who are full of fun and character.