If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, then we’ve got the perfect activity for your stack! What better way to unwind among nature than a walk in the beautiful Charnwood forest with some friendly and cuddly alpacas?

Where can I see alpacas in the UK?

Charnwood Forest Alpacas is the perfect place for a relaxing countryside getaway! Take a stroll with your new fluffy alpaca friend in the beautiful Charnwood forest, less than an hours drive from Leicester city centre.

This alpaca farm in Charnwood forest stretches 110 acres and is one of the first, and currently largest, alpaca farm open to the public in the UK! This farm is a paradise for animal lovers, with not only alpacas, but also being home to horses, donkeys, sheep, pigs and even cats – all living together. Make a new fluffy friend on the alpaca walking experience, a 90 bliss walk among nature led by one of their friendly rangers who will tell you everything you need to know about your fleecy chum. You can choose to add an afternoon tea to your experience, where you’ll be treated to a delicious platter in the Chilli bean, their charming cafe.

If you’re after something even cuter, then the cria watch is for you! Meet the baby alpacas in a magical experience, particularly suitable for the younger ones, where you’ll learn all about the babies and meet their mums too. You can also book a horse riding experience, a 2-person experience perfect for couples – enjoy the countryside and get a taste of horse riding, suitable for all levels including beginners.

There’s something for all at Charnwood Alpaca farm, a great day out for anyone looking for countryside getaway.

  • Prices vary depending on experience, check their website for more details.
  • Farm and cafe open Friday to Sunday, 8:30am – 4pm.
  • Horse riding school open Wednesday to Sunday, 8:30am – 4pm.
  • Free entry to just wander around the farm.
  • Free parking available on site.

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