Here at Spring Farm Alpacas we have to think of the safety of you, our guests, and our staff. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all alpaca walking during this lockdown period and until the 5th of June at the earliest. Even if we were to get the go ahead at the next briefing, we will need a few days to reorganise the way we do things – and safety is paramount. We realise this will be very upsetting for anyone who has booked a walk over that period. However, we have to think safety first. We have noted advice from the Government and the British Alpaca Society in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. The latest government advice is that people should “avoid gatherings of more than two”.
We will be constantly monitoring the situation with regards to future walks. If you have booked walks up to the 5th of June, we have sent you vouchers so you can rebook when “things get back to normal” subject to availability. Please check your inbox – and contact us if you haven’t received an email. Please be aware that we don’t date our vouchers. So as long as we are here – they are valid.
You may be concerned about the welfare of our walking alpacas. You can rest assured that we will continue to look after them all with our usual care and attention. We aim to use this time (without being able to offer walks) to good end. Vicki hopes to finish halter training the 2019 born crias (baby alpacas) so the walking team may well see new entrants! We have had three new babies so far for 2020 with another 20 on the way. You can follow the births on our Instagram page: springfarmalpacas
These are difficult times for us all but you can rest assured your health is paramount to us. We will keep the diary open for future bookings after the 5th of June 2020. In the event of continuing restrictions after the 5th of June, we will continue on the same basis and issue undated credit vouchers.
Once again, we are very sorry to have to cancel walks. We know that alpaca walking is great fun – but we have to think of your welfare first and foremost.
Stay safe and well,
Vicki and Chris Agar, Spring Farm Alpacas and Alpaca Walking.