Neil and Gayle would like to welcome you to Snowdonia alpacas. We are nestled near the mountains in Snowdonia National Park, near to Blaenau Ffestiniog, Portmerion and Porthmadog and are surrounded by mountains, ancient woodlands and wide open spaces.
We have owed the alpacas for the last four years, starting with two pet boys, but soon learning that alpacas are addictive.
After getting the alpacas Gayle decided she needed to do something with the fleece that came from them and decided to learn how to hand spin the wool, which she tries to do through the winter! In handling the alpacas we also discovered how relaxing they are to be around, with their comical noises and inquisitive natures they provide hours of entertainment, and after halter training the boys we found people were very interested in meeting and handling them, and they liked the attention (and extra feeds) too!
We now have 7 females, and one cria, along with two castrated boys (wethers) and plan to start walking them around the farm in spring 2019.
We also have Dexter cattle, Zwartble, Llyen and Ryeland sheep, and Duroc pigs, along with various poultry, pheasants and Rhea – so a visit here is a bit like going to a farm zoo!
We are passionate about our animals and would love for you to come and meet them, and hopefully learn a little about them and the beautiful surroundings we live in.
Terms and COnditions
Here at Snowdonia Alpacas we want you to come and have a relaxing and enjoyable time with our alpacas, so we have to have some basic ground rules so everyone can enjoy their visit with us, and also so the alpacas enjoy it too!
Weather – just like us alpacas aren’t keen on very bad weather, so if we have to cancel a booking due to extreme weather you will receive a call on the morning of your walk. You will be given chance to re-book on an alternative date – within 12 months of the original booking.
Refunds will not be given in circumstances out of our control. If you need to cancel a booking please do so at least 72 hours before the date of your walk, you will have 3 months to re-book a walk from this date – refunds will only be given in extenuating circumstances.
Failure to cancel a booking, causing a No – show and bookings cancelled later than 72 hours will not be given a refund or change of date option.
We will however still go out in rain so you must wear suitable clothing for the weather – remembering sun hats/sun cream for hot days, and waterproofs for the more typical welsh weather. You need to always wear suitable footwear, trainers or walking boots are appropriate for dry weather, or wellies or walking boots when wet. Open toed shoes/sandals cannot be worn on the experience.
Customers will be asked to sign a waiver before the briefing commences, we will give you a health and safety briefing prior to you meeting the alpacas, and ask that you follow any instructions given. Accidents can happen anywhere and we cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries that occur on the farm.
During the walk we will take photos, and there will be lots of opportunities for you to take your own too. We then will use some of our photos on our facebook page or website. If you do not want your photo used for this please let the guide know in advance.
Late arrivals will not be allowed to join the walk. Please make sure you arrive on time, taking into consideration traffic/weather. The guide will start the safety briefing at the designated time, and you will not be allowed to walk an alpaca if you haven’t attended.
We are a working farm, with loose livestock grazing where you will be walking. Please park as instructed by your guide/signage, and do not drive anywhere on the property. While all our animals are friendly, they can be unpredictable so follow your guides advice at all times. Please do not wander around the farm if unaccompanied as we cannot be held responsible for your safety.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and children must be closely supervised at all times. Children under 14 will not be able to lead an alpaca on their own, and must have an adult also holding the lead. If your guide feels an older child will not be able to lead alone you must respect that judgment.
Our walks are mainly on rough stone tracks and fields so unfortunately we cannot provide access for wheelchairs, or people with limited ability. The walk itself is approx ½ mile, but there are hills, so you must ensure that anyone coming will be able to walk that distance. We also cannot allow pushchairs, so if you have very young children you will need to ensure they can walk the whole route, or you can carry them.
After the walk we provide basic refreshments – if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking.