Cotswold Alpacas launches new alpaca experiences in Cowley

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – A unique new chance for visitors to walk the gentle alpacas has been launched at Cotswold Alpacas’ 12-acre farm in the Gloucestershire countryside.

From the steep slopes of the Andes to the rolling Gloucestershire countryside, one of the most unique and affordable animal experiences in the county has just been launched – with the chance to meet and walk some of the herd at Cotswold Alpacas.

Situated on a 12-acre family-run farm in Cowley, between Cheltenham and Cirencester, the new walk with alpacas experience allows visitors to meet the gentle and naturally inquisitive creatures, find out more about the animals’ lives, as well as having the chance to lead them around the paddocks.

Run by Bridget and James Tibbs-Hamilton, Cotswold Alpacas’ herd of Huacaya alpacas was started 14 years ago and the animals are regularly handled, halter-trained and walk on a halter.

The unique creatures originally hailing from Peru have become a familiar sight on the green fields around the village of Cowley – regularly attracting daytrippers and tourists, as well as plenty of passing locals, all hoping for a photograph – with the new walks offering a chance to get up close to the animals with expert guidance.

A one-hour alpaca walk costs £20 for adults and £10 for children, available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – with a two adult minimum booking and a maximum of six guests.

Bridget is a skilled craftsperson with more than 30 years’ experience and also offers courses on alpaca husbandry, spinning, natural hand-dyeing, felting and crochet, as well as bespoke experiences combining the alpacas and craft sessions for groups. Plus, gift vouchers are also available.

For more information, and to book, see Cotswold Alpacas, call Jo on 07989 441312, email bridget@cotswoldalpacas.co.uk or visit cotswoldalpacas.co.uk.

© SoGlos
Monday 14 September 2020

More news you might like...

The Luna Cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace in nearby Oxfordshire, for a series of drive-in cinema screenings this May 2021.

Outdoor cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace

See classic movies like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park with a stunning backdrop as The Luna Drive-in Cinema...

Following the government’s announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, Cirencester outdoor swimming pool will reopen this May 2021.

Cirencester open air swimming pool reveals its reopening date

The open air swimming pool at Cirencester Park is due to reopen in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions in Gloucestershire start...

The Big Feastival 2021 will take place over the August bank holiday weekend and will feature the likes of Rag‘n’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sigala, Ella Eyre, All Saints and more.

The Big Feastival announces line up

Alex James’ The Big Feastival is back this August 2021 and the headliners have been confirmed – including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man,...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak shows off the famous red Budget case outside number 11 Downing Street. Picture credit: Cubankite/Shutterstock.com

Gloucestershire businesses share their Budget 2021 reaction

Possibly more than ever before it is what business thinks of the Budget which matters most, and when SoGlos asked Gloucestershire...

Willans: Legal perspectives on the Budget 2021

Legal experts from Willans LLP react to the Spring Budget 2021 and how it will affect businesses and individuals in Gloucestershire...

Unmissable highlights