Here at our Alpaca Farm in Mosstowie near Elgin in Morayshire, we have over 70 alpacas in all colours and of all ages, and four llamas. As well as looking after the alpacas, we breed them each year and we also have a wee Alpaca Farm Shop where you can browse through the lovely products we make from our alpacas' gorgeous fleeces.
We run Alpaca Days Out all year round but it is essential to book in advance.
Approx 3 hours
Adults and over 14s Only
Private just to your booked party
£40 per person
The whole activity lasts for around three hours.
The first hour is spent in the field with the large group of female alpacas and their young ones – around 60 animals in total. We will follow them at a slow pace as they graze and we’ll tell you about individual alpacas – we know them all by name – and about alpacas’ natural history, their care and their fleece.
After that, we will go to meet some of the male alpacas. We’ll handle them and take them for a walk around the farm. From the purpose built-handling area, round a lochan, past a wildflower meadow, past the pygmy goats and through the birch woods ! There will be around 35-40 minutes of actually walking with the alpacas and no steep bits, muddy bits or boring bits.
And then, you’ll join us for Trekkers’ Cake and real coffee at the farmhouse whilst we all talk over your experience !
We greatly enjoy having visitors here for Alpaca Days Out !
One of the best parts is seeing visitors' faces when they are first in the field with the alpacas - being surrounded by 70 alpacas isn't the kind of thing most people do every day.
Visitors are with us all the time they're here. We know the animals well and can tell visitors a bit about each one - how Jura got her name, how many cria Jasmine has had and why Llemmy the llama behaves like he does !
We'll also be able to tell visitors all about the natural history of alpacas and the role they played in the lives of the Incan people, about looking after alpacas and about their fleeces and how they are processed into lovely yarns and other products, some of which we sell in our wee Alpaca Farm Shop.
But, if what you'd really like to do is sit quietly in the field and just be with the alpacas, we can make that happen too !