Alpaca ‘experiences’ launched at Botany Bay Farm

Visitors can now meet and walk with the Enfield farm’s friendly alpacas

Botany Bay's alpacas
Botany Bay’s alpacas

An Enfield farm is now offering visitors the chance to meet and walk their alpacas.

Visitors to Botany Bay Farm, in The Ridgeway, can now lead the friendly animals on a walk around the farm and get their photo taken with the animals as part of a new experience.

The farm’s trekking alpacas are halter-trained so they are used to being walked by humans and can even be led by children. They are described as “friendly, gentle and curious animals who love a fuss from people”.

Botany Bay’s alpacas include Bill, Boycott, Nuzzle and Scratch. The herd is eight-strong at present with four new alpacas arriving next week.

Vickie Keeble from the farm says: “We’re delighted to announce after years of planning and training we are starting our Botany Bay Farm alpaca experiences.

“This will enable us to offer a unique experience for the public in Enfield and is a great way for us to engage with the public.”

Alpacas are native to South America. They are sought-after for their wool, and Botany Bay Farm Shop even stocks beanie hats made from its own alpaca wool.

Bookings can be made on a new dedicated website with prices starting from £15:

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