Animal Activities at Bumblebarn

Bumblebarn is home to a small herd of friendly Alpacas, as well as miniature shetland ponies, chickens, ducks and horses. 

Our Alpaca Experiences have been incredibly popular since we began in 2019. We are fully licensed and insured and our expert handlers love to chat all things Alpaca. Our aim is you'll go home having learned something new and with wonderful memories of these animals and your time with them.

Read on to discover the various activities we offer!

PLEASE NOTE - not all activities are currently available due to coronavirus

Alpaca Experience

Maximum of 5 people aged 6+

£30 for your group

This experience takes around an hour

Available on Mon/Tues/Fri/Sat at 11am and Sat at 3pm

Booking is essential

The classic alpaca experience involves meeting and feeding our 6 alpacas as well as saying Hi to our Miniature Shetland Ponies and friendly rescue Chickens. You'll be introduced to all the animals by name and learn a little about their personalities and preferences.

We'll match suitable alpacas to your group before a short handling session to help you get the best out of your alpaca when on the walk. Then we'll set off for a guided walk for around 45 minutes during which time you can ask questions and enjoy the alpacas company.

The walk is on uneven ground but alpacas are steady animals so it is suitable for the young and young at heart! We have a 5 minute alpaca snack stop halfway around so feel free to bring a drink or snack for yourselves if you would like.

Off road pushchairs are ok, motorised wheelchairs are ok, manual wheelchairs we think unfortunately would struggle but we have other options for you:

Meet & Greet

max 5 people, all ages welcome

£10 per group

This experience takes approx 1/2 an hour

Flexible availability most weekdays at 10am/1pm/3pm or Saturdays at 10am/1pm

You'll get to meet and feed our 6 alpacas and meet our Miniature Shetland Ponies and friendly Rescue chickens! Come in the alpaca field and stroke, cuddle and take selfies with the gang and - if you're lucky - get a kiss from Lemmy

Suitable for all ages as well as wheelchair users

Alpaca Meet & Greet with MINI WALK

max 5 people, all ages welcome

ideal for little ones aged 2 - 6

£20 per group

This experience takes approx 45 minutes

Flexible availability most weekdays at 10am/1pm/3pm or Saturdays at 10am/1pm

You'll get to meet and feed our 6 alpacas and meet our Miniature Shetland Ponies and friendly Rescue chickens! Come in the alpaca field and stroke, cuddle and take selfies with the gang and - if you're lucky - get a kiss from Lemmy

Then we'll set off for a short walk around our enclosed field. This is ideal for little legs or nervous first timers and enjoyable for everyone

*COMMENCING OCTOBER 1ST 2020*

Alpaca Experience & Craft Sessions

Choose either an Alpaca Experience, a Meet & Greet or a Meet & Greet with Mini Walk and add on a CRAFT SESSION to follow! We offer a range of crafts suitable for beginners of all ages, using natural materials and alpaca fleece

Currently these sessions are held in the Alpaca Shelter in the Alpaca field so, while undercover, it may be cold so please dress appropriately. We are unable to provide refreshments at this time so you are welcome to bring your own snacks, drinks, flasks etc!

We have to enforce a maximum of 5 attendees at any time, and there must be at least one personaged over 18 in any group. We have a minimum of 2 participants required for any craft, with non-participating guests permitted as long as the whole group is less than 5 people. This is to comply with covid guidelines.

Currently crafts can only be booked as an add on to one of the above Experiences.

Our newly available crafts for you to choose from are:

Alpaca Collage

Suitable for little ones up to 6 years old

Use natural materials found on our walk or around the paddock, raw alpaca fleece and your choice of craft materials to decorate your very own card alpaca to take home! Cut it out, hang it up, make a stand, you decide how your alpaca looks and how to display it!

£4pp

Approx 1/2hr

Clay Animals

Suitable for age 3+ (adults too!)

Using natural materials found on our walk or around the paddock, raw alpaca fleece and your choice of craft materials you can have a go at turning a 200g piece of natural, air drying clay into anything you wish! An alpaca? A new creature? Something totally different?

£6pp

Less than 1hr

Needlefelted flowers

Suitable for beginners age 12+

A brilliant introduction to the craft of Needlefelting! Learn the basics and make up to 3 flowers to take home and display, using raw alpaca fleece and materials from our craft box.

£8pp

Up to 1hr

Needlefelt an Alpaca Head

Suitable for beginners age 18+

Learn something new and Needlefelt your very own alpaca out of raw alpaca fleece! Your new fluffy friend will come with a keyring attachment clip so you can hang or utilise it how you wish.

£10pp

Approx 1hr

Contact Us to book!

Mega Alpaca Experience - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

As above but with an extended walk time of 1 hour 45 minutes, great for a fully immersive experience. 

£50 for a group of up to 10 people - two hours total

Picnic Alpaca Experience - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

As the Mega Alpaca Experience but with a 30 minute break for a picnic in a beautiful grassy spot! BYO Picnic

£50 for a group of up to 10 people - two hours total

Available 4pm-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday OR 11am-1pm Sunday

Alpaca Birthday Party - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Two hours hire of our Alpaca Party Tent, located in the Alpaca field! Feed and cuddle the alpacas, have your party tea - BYO or order from us - and have exclusive use of our Alpaca field and your own toilet, handwashing station and grown up's tea & coffee zone! 

£50 per party - max 10 children

Saturdays 11am-1pm OR 3pm-5pm

Optional extras: Alpaca Experience (1 hour) £30, Children's Afternoon Tea delivered £7.50 pp

Alpaca Afternoon Tea - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Two hours of chatter and cakes in the Alpaca field! Delivered professional Afternoon Tea (pre-ordered to your tastes, gluten free and vegan catered for) on vintage china crockery. Eat yours while the Alpacas enjoy a bowl of carrots. You'll have use of your own toilet, handwashing station and unlimited tea/coffee refills.

£25pp - minimum 4 people, maximum 8 people - age 12+

Saturdays 11am-1pm OR 2pm-4pm

Optional extras: Alpaca Experience (1 hour) £30

Alternatively, WE can visit YOU!

We can bring three Alpacas to your School, Residential Home or Group for an unforgettable experience. Please Contact Us for more information and for a personal quote. We travel within 1.5 hours of Sheringham. 

Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements and to book!

 

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Beeston Regis

Norfolk

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