Experience Alpaca walking in the Lake District when you visit Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa. Take a delightful two minute walk across Deer Park or a short drive to the Wildlife Park and meet our keeper, who will introduce you to our alpaca brothers Buzz, Hugo, Hector and Herbie.
Alpacas are friendly and inquisitive animals and just like us they enjoy fresh air and exercise. Get a chance to learn their individual personalities by leading your own alpaca on a walk around Armathwaite Hall Estate, taking in the stunning backdrop of the Lake District mountains. A camera is essential!
What are alpacas like?
Alpacas are gentle, extremely cute creatures that originated in South America and were first domesticated over 6,000 years ago. They were first brought to the UK in zoos, although Queen Victoria owned two alpacas of her own. Their fur is a popular fibre for clothing, so demand for alpacas soared in the UK and now there are hundreds up and down the country.
Alpacas are very intuitive animals, and have even been used as therapy animals in Australia. They emit a distinct humming noise when they are curious or content, so expect to hear their hum when out on a walk!
What happens after the alpaca walk?
Following your alpaca walk, take time to explore the Wildlife Park, watch demonstrations and treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
Alpaca walks in the Lake District are available year round from Easter 2019.
Minimum 2 persons, Maximum 4 persons. 16 years +
Duration: 1 hour
Extra Animal Encounters
From zookeeping for the day to lemur encounters, meerkat meetups and even a bird of prey experience, there are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals here in the Lake District.
Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa
Cumbria, CA12 4RE