Our introduction to husbandry course does exactly what it says on the tin. We give you a full and fascinating day learning how to keep your alpacas happy and healthy, how to prepare yourself for being an alpaca owner/ breeder and how to get the most enjoyment out of your herd.

Our course is led by members of our experienced team who have years of specialist experience of caring for, raising and breeding alpacas so you can be sure that you will receive the best advice.

There is plenty of hands-on experience with our animals both in our husbandry barn and in the fields on our farm.

A day spent with us will give you the confidence to go home and start getting up close with your own fleecy friends.

For people aspiring to own alpacas it is a great way to get the ball rolling so you can begin to make plans for your very own herd.

Course Content

  • Health of your alpacas. Learning how to body score, checking weight loss / gain, teeth, toenails etc.

  • Environment. Food, paddock layout and maintenance, poo picking, shearing, dealing with different weathers, all essential in keeping your animals healthy.

  • Analysis and herd management, often missed but very important, knowing what information to record and learning the facts and figures about your herd, understanding how to choose breeding partners and how to prepare for new cria arrivals.

  • Responsibilities, what are your responsibilities? What can you do yourself? When should you involve a vet?

  • Training and treatment, giving you the opportunity to get hands on with our animals should give you the confidence to treat and care for your own alpacas.

There is no obligation to handle our animals during the workshop... We do like to give you plenty of opportunity to do this though and will always encourage you to have a try at activities.

Workshop Schedule

9.45 am:      arrival and sign in with tea & coffee
10 am:         class room 11am: herding
12.30 pm:    lunch & question time
1.30 pm:      training
3.30 pm:      review of day with a final cuppa
4 pm:           home time

Things to bring

  • A notebook and pen if you wish to make notes (not essential)

  • Clothing that is weather-proof and which you don’t mind getting wet or dirty

  • T shirt, shorts and sun cream for warmer weather

  • A change of clothing for the journey home may be a good idea for less forgiving weather days


  • Hot and cold refreshments throughout the day

  • Two course lunch (please inform of any special dietary needs when booking)

  • Information sheets to take home with you

  • Aftercare and support from our team should you need it

Number On Workshop

  • Maximum 10 people


£65.00 per person
£105.00 per couple

We always encourage visits by couples or pairs. It is great to have someone to bounce ideas off and when you return home you are guaranteed to have support close by... we find it really does help to be able to refer back to points with someone who shared the workshop experience with you.

How to book

Please book through our online booking system below

Select the “book” button below and follow the instructions.


Care and ownership - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Accessibility - This experience includes walking to, and going into a field that may be rough, bumpy or muddy. We cannot authorise wheelchairs, pushchairs or walking aids on the experience for these reasons.

Age restrictions - This experience is for 16+ only.

Experience Numbers - All experiences require a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum number is not met, we reserve the right to reschedule your booking to the next available slot.

Signing in - Upon arrival, please sign in at our Pukka Paca Shop.

Umbrellas - These cannot be taken on our experiences. Ponchos are available for purchase in our Pukka Paca shop.