Abbotts View Alpacas

Once met, never forgotten

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Update March 2021

In line with the latest government guidance we are pleased to say that we are able to re-open for Alpaca Walks after April 12th. All slots that were scheduled for before that have been cancelled and customers notified. We have listed dates from April 18th until October 24th so there are plenty of slots available (although the first few filled up pretty quickly!). Remember that we do get booked up 6-8 weeks in advance, and this year will be even busier as there are many of you with rebook links or outstanding Gift Vouchers. Please don't hesitate to book/redeem your voucher in good time! We will close for the winter after October 24th and reopen again in Spring 2022 so there will be no winter walks this year.

You can follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with news and photos from the farm.  

We have introduced new alpaca sponsorship packages which are a great way of supporting the animals here at Abbotts View Farm and make a great gift idea for an animal lover who has everything (except an alpaca!). We have Silver and Gold sponsorship options available.

You can buy gift vouchers for alpaca walks via this site too and they are emailed to you immediately or you can add a gift set which will be posted out.

Jo is hoping to reintroduce Needlefelting Workshops at some point this year - when meeting in small groups is safe.

UPDATE

As seen on Facebook, we have added details for our Golden Oldies afternoon visits. Tickets are £1 each and are limited. This is now OPENA FOR BOOKING
 Click here for more information

Please do consider visiting our shop where we sell alpaca related items as well as lots of Jo's arty crafty creations. We remain grateful for your support.
Stay safe & well,
Jo & James

Alpaca Walks: BOOK/Buy or use a Voucher


Alpaca Walks

Book a slot on one of our extremely popular Alpaca Walks

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Gift Vouchers

Buy or Redeem your Gift Voucher here

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Open Hours

Open by Booked Slot only

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Needlefelting Workshops

Learn to Needlefelt with Jo

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Golden Oldies Afternoon

Afternoon visits especially for Golden Oldies

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Alpaca Sponsorship


Alpaca Sponsorship - Silver

This is our "Silver" Alpaca Sponsorship package

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Alpaca Sponsorship - Gold

This is our "Gold" Alpaca Sponsorship package

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Alpaca Boys


Alfie

Alpaca Walking Team

Brian

Alpaca Walking Team

Casper

Alpaca Walking Team

Chewbacca

Alpaca Walking Team

Freckle

Alpaca Walking Team

Freddie

Alpaca Walking Team

Gromit

Alpaca Walking Team - Trainee

Hamilton

Alpaca Walking Team - Trainee

Hercules

Alpaca Walking Team - Trainee

Hermes

Alpaca Walking Team (Stud)

Hugo

Alpaca Walking Team - Trainee

Jensen

Alpaca Walking Team

Kilimanjaro

Alpaca Walking Team (Stud)

Lapwing

Alpaca Walking Team

Limelight

Alpaca Walking Team

Sir Keith

Alpaca Walking Team

Sooty

Alpaca Walking Team

Sweep

Retired Walker

Alpaca Girls


Caramel

Breeding Female

Cleo

Retired Breeding Female

Darcy

Breeding Female

Delilah

Breeding Female

Dolly

Breeding Female

Dot

Breeding Female

Eva

Breeding Female

Fiona

Breeding Female

Gemma

Young Female

Hero

Young Female

Lucinda

Retired Breeding Female

Kattia

Breeding Female

Gift Shop


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We have a number of handmade items available to purchase that make wonderful gifts or keepsakes.
Jo, and her daughter Rosie, make these and they are all available to purchase via their Etsy Shop

About Us


We are James, Jo, Amy, Jess and Rosie and we share our family run farm of 22.5 acres in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Aston Abbotts with Alpacas, Greyface Dartmoor and Manx Loaghtan rare breed sheep, 2 kunekune pigs, 3 guinea pigs, a rabbit, khaki campbell and indian runner ducks, Buckthorn, our RSPCA rescue pony, Sapphire the miniature pony, Pepper, our cavachon dog, Poppet our Schnauzer cross and Loki our tabby cat. We are frequently visited by a barn owl or two, hares, muntjac deer, foxes and badgers.

We bought Abbotts View Farm in 2012 as 22 acres of grass, with planning permission to build a farmhouse. We completed building our Eco Farmhouse in January 2013 which is off grid so we rely on the sun's energy to provide us with electricity, heating and hot water. We have rainwater harvesters to collect the rain which supplies water to our animals and our loos and washing machine. We feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to build the house of our dreams and love being able to look out over our land and animals. It really is very beautiful and we love to share it with others.

We breed alpacas for their luxurious fibre, for their inquisitive nature and as pets for sale. Once you've met and spent time with an alpaca you'll never forget them! Our aim is to raise calm, friendly animals who are a pleasure to be around. We host our ever popular Alpaca Walks but be warned, it's hard not to fall in love with these fascinating creatures! Jo teaches Needlefelting Workshops from time to time from her farmhouse kitchen. Jo has also published two books about alpacas, "And.. are alpacas REALLY scary?!" is aimed at children aged 3-7years and is a rhyming story book which perfectly demystifies alpacas! And her second book "So... what IS an alpaca?" is a photo fact book, included in all of our Gift packs and the perfect preparation for your visit. Follow the links to buy both on Amazon. Jo also mosaics, paints and handpaints jewellery, and samples of her work are available to purchase from the farm and also from her Etsy shop

In 2018 Alex & Wesley joined us to work on a Saturday to help deliver our Alpaca Walks. Their passion and enthusiasm is contagious and they are very welcome members of our team. Julie, our wonderful volunteer, is here one day a week helping to halter train our babies. She is worth her weight in gold!

In 2019, Alice & Jess joined us to lead our Alpaca Walks on Sundays and they are doing a fantastic job! Each one of our Group Leaders has a full time job, but being here at the weekends with our lovely animals just brings a smile to their faces and a spring to their step which overflows to our customers. We are very lucky to have them on board.

In July 2017 we opened our new luxury cattery: Abbotts View Farm Cattery.

About Alpacas


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Alpacas are one of the camelid species, closely related to the llama. There are four species of South American camelid: Llamas (Lama glama) and Alpacas (Vicugna pacos) are domesticated and Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) and Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) remain wild and are protected species.

All four are found mainly in Peru in the Andes, with smaller numbers in Chile and Bolivia. Alpacas were domesticated from the wild vicuna into alpaca six to seven thousand years ago. The Incas were very successful in further refining the alpaca for better fibre quality. When the Spanish invaded Peru in 1532, they destroyed the breeding programmes and the alpacas were decimated in numbers and quality in favour of sheep.

There are now thought to be about 3.5 million alpacas in South America and they are now being successfully bred in North America, Australia, Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, China and throughout Europe.

To find out more click on the links below or buy Jo's alpaca fact book "So .... what IS an alpaca?

FAQ's
Alpaca Welfare
Alpaca Fibre
Alpaca Care

Contact


  • Abbotts View Alpacas
  • Abbotts View Farm, Moat Lane, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire HP22 4NF

Ticket Combinations


Ticket Combinations
We sell Alpaca Walking Tickets, Sharer/Accompanying Tickets and Child Tickets. Everyone attending must have a ticket.
Ticket combinations examples:

  1. 2 adults and 2 children aged 10+: You can buy 4 x alpaca walking tickets as children are old enough to walk an alpaca, OR you can buy any combination of walking tickets and sharer tickets, so long as you have at least 1 x alpaca walking ticket in your group.
    4 x alpaca walk tickets = £120. 2 x alpaca walk tickets and 2 x sharer tickets = £90
  2. 2 adults and 2 children aged 6-9: You can buy 2 x alpaca walking tickets for the adults and 2 x sharer tickets for the children as they are not older enough to walk their own alpaca but can walk/share with their adult.
    Total £90
  3. 2 adults and 1 child aged walking to 5 and 1 child aged 6-9: You can buy 1 x alpaca walk ticket for one adult, 2 x sharer tickets (one for the 6-9 year old to walk with the adult walking an alpaca, and one for the adult supervising the child under the age of 6) and 1 x child ticket.
    Total £65
  4. 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 6 : Please wait until your children are aged over 6 to visit. Children under the age of 6 require an adult each to supervise them and the supervising adult cannot walk an alpaca as well. So you would need 2 adult sharer tickets and 2 child tickets, which means you would have no alpaca to walk. At least one child needs to be aged 6 plus - See 3
  5. 1 adult and 1 child aged 10+: You can both buy a walk an alpaca ticket or you can buy 1 x alpaca walk and 1 x sharer.
    Cost either £60 or £45
  6. 1 adult, 1 child aged 10+ and 1 child under 6: You can buy 1 x alpaca walking ticket for the child aged 10+ as they are old enough to walk an alpaca, then one sharer ticket for the adult to supervise the child under 6 and one child ticket
    Total: £50
  7. 1 adult and 2 children aged 6-9: You can buy 1 x alpaca walking ticket for the adult and 2 x sharer tickets for the children as they aren't old enough to walk their own alpaca but can attend/share with the adult
    Total £60
There is no restriction on how many sharer tickets you buy as long as one person in your booking has a walk an alpaca ticket. If you each want to walk you own alpaca you will need to each buy walk an alpaca tickets (assuming you all meet the age criteria above). We cannot allow spectators or anyone on the farm who hasn't purchased a ticket for insurance purposes. We also cannot allow wheelchairs, pushchairs or umbrellas on a walk as they upset the alpacas!