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Trek Tickets with children

Apologies – due to social distancing measures we not able to offer some child and family tickets at this time. In order to keep the numbers of people on each trek as low as possible we are currently limiting ticket sales to one person per alpaca only. Unfortunately, this means that young children who would need to share an alpaca, be carried or be supervised one-to-one with an adult are not able to trek with us for the time being. Older children who are confident enough to handle an alpaca on their own are welcome to trek with us (Ticket type C) but must be accompanied by an adult (leading another alpaca on their own ticket – Ticket type A). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Family treks will resume as soon as we assess the conditions to be sufficiently safe. To find out more details about our Covid-19 measures and how they affect trekking please see our Covid-19 FAQ page. 

If you plan to bring children it is vital you read about our child and family tickets to get the right ticket for you.

  • Treks are unsuitable for buggies – young children must walk or be carried. *Sorry no young children at present*
  • If children are too big to carry they must be able to walk independently for about an hour over uneven ground.
  • You need to be fit enough to walk for about an hour over rocky terrain with occasional steep inclines – as well as helping your child.
  • Suitable walking shoes and weather protection are essential, sorry no umbrellas – and don’t forget suncream!

Tickets with children

Children are welcome at Holly Hagg, however leading large animals on country lanes and rocky terrain does involve risk. We offer three ticket types for children. These are based on a child’s ability to control a large animal and walk independently, and to avoid small children being pushed or trodden on by an alpaca. It is the responsibility of the accompanying adults to judge their child’s needs and capabilities then purchase the appropriate ticket.

Ticket type C – Age 10 plus – £30
1 Child with 1 alpaca. Children aged 10 and older may walk their own alpaca but must be accompanied by an adult in the group (leading another alpaca). For less confident children we would recommend sharing an alpaca with an adult (currently unavailable).

Ticket type D – Age 6 plus – *Currently unavailable*
1 Adult and 1 child sharing 1 alpaca. Children aged 6 and above may share an alpaca with an adult. The child can lead with their own lead while a second long reign is attached so that the adult is providing instant backup.

Ticket type E – Under 6 – *Currently unavailable*
2 Adults and up to 2 children sharing 1 alpaca. Children under 6 may only walk on a Family Ticket: 2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 6 all sharing 1 alpaca. At all times the children must be under direct supervision of one adult while the other adult is in control of the alpaca. Small children must be kept a safe distance from all alpacas in case of sudden movements.


Important information

  • Payment is required at time of booking to confirm your place.
  • Treks may be cancelled due to heavy rain, ice or snow – check email/phone if forecast is poor.
  • Please read our walking with alpacas guide before you arrive.
  • It’s hard to find us without our directions sheet as sat nav will lead you astray. Google map here
  • Facilities include toilets and hand washing but there is no shop or cafe.

 

Sturdy footwear is a must!

Preparing for a trek

Before booking a trek, people are strongly advised to read guide to walking with alpacas so they can be sure the experience is suitable for them. To help you find us please download our directions to Holly Hagg.

Guide to walking with alpacas

Directions to Holly Hagg

Back to the main trekking page

 


Important information

  • Treks can book up several months in advance. If you don’t see the date you want (Saturdays, Sundays & Tuesdays) it is already fully booked.
    We are sorry to disappoint you.
  • If you plan to bring children it is vital you read about ourchild and family tickets to get the right ticket for you.
  • Treks are unsuitable for buggies – young children must walk or be carried.
  • Payment required at time of booking to confirm your place.
  • You need to be fit enough to walk for about 45 mins over rocky terrain with occasional steep inclines.
  • Suitable walking shoes and weather protection are essential, sorry no umbrellas.
  • Treks may be cancelled due to heavy rain, ice or snow – check email/phone if forecast is poor.
  • Please read our walking with alpacas guide before you arrive.
  • It’s hard to find us without our directions sheet as sat nav will lead you astray. Google map here

*Please note – you may need to scroll down to find the llama ticket and the BOOK button*

BOOK A TREK NOW

*After booking expect two similar emails. The second is a payment confirmation*

Prices

Click here for our price list


What to expect

We introduce the herd, show how to feed them by hand and give a safety briefing. Walking in small groups, with up to eight alpacas and a llama, our trained guides then take you through the beautiful scenery and woodlands around our community farm in Sheffield. The trek lasts about an hour with plenty of stops for feeding, taking in the scenery and photography. You can expect to be with us for at least an hour and a half. You must be moderately fit as you will be leading a large animal along rough paths with some steep and rocky bits. It can be slippery and muddy in places. The treks will take place in all but the worst weather so please wear clothes appropriate to the weather conditions. No umbrellas please. Facilities include toilets and hand washing but there is no shop or cafe.


Children

Children are welcome at Holly Hagg, however leading large animals on country lanes and rocky terrain does involve risk. We offer three ticket types for children. These are based on a child’s ability to control a large animal and walk independently, and to avoid small children being pushed or trodden on by an alpaca. It is the responsibility of the accompanying adults to judge their child’s needs and capabilities then purchase the appropriate ticket.

AGE 12+ (Ticket type L)
1 Child aged 12+ can walk the llama accompanied by an adult.

AGE 10+ (Ticket type C)
1 Child with 1 alpaca. Children aged 10 and older may walk their own alpaca but must be accompanied by an adult in the group (who may be leading or sharing another alpaca). For less confident children we would recommend sharing an alpaca with an adult.

AGE 6+ (Ticket type D)
1 Adult and 1 child sharing 1 alpaca. Children aged 6 and above may share an alpaca with an adult. The child can lead with their own lead while a second long reign is attached so that the adult is providing instant backup.

UNDER 6 (Ticket type E)
2 Adults and up to 2 children sharing 1 alpaca. Children under 6 may only walk on a Family Ticket: 2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 6 all sharing 1 alpaca. At all times the children must be under direct supervision of one adult while the other adult is in control of the alpaca. Small children must be kept a safe distance from all alpacas in case of sudden movements.


Preparing for a trek

Before booking a trek, people are strongly advised to read guide to walking with alpacas so they can be sure the experience is suitable for them. To help you find us please download our directions to Holly Hagg.


 


Important information

  • Treks can book up several months in advance. If you don’t see the date you want (Saturdays, Sundays & Tuesdays) it is already fully booked.
    We are sorry to disappoint you.
  • If you plan to bring children it is vital you read about ourchild and family tickets to get the right ticket for you.
  • Treks are unsuitable for buggies – young children must walk or be carried.
  • Payment required at time of booking to confirm your place.
  • You need to be fit enough to walk for about 45 mins over rocky terrain with occasional steep inclines.
  • Suitable walking shoes and weather protection are essential, sorry no umbrellas.
  • Treks may be cancelled due to heavy rain, ice or snow – check email/phone if forecast is poor.
  • Please read our walking with alpacas guide before you arrive.
  • It’s hard to find us without our directions sheet as sat nav will lead you astray. Google map here

*Please note – you may need to scroll down to find the llama ticket and the BOOK button*

BOOK A TREK NOW

*After booking expect two similar emails. The second is a payment confirmation*

Prices

Click here for our price list


What to expect

We introduce the herd, show how to feed them by hand and give a safety briefing. Walking in small groups, with up to eight alpacas and a llama, our trained guides then take you through the beautiful scenery and woodlands around our community farm in Sheffield. The trek lasts about an hour with plenty of stops for feeding, taking in the scenery and photography. You can expect to be with us for at least an hour and a half. You must be moderately fit as you will be leading a large animal along rough paths with some steep and rocky bits. It can be slippery and muddy in places. The treks will take place in all but the worst weather so please wear clothes appropriate to the weather conditions. No umbrellas please. Facilities include toilets and hand washing but there is no shop or cafe.


Children

Children are welcome at Holly Hagg, however leading large animals on country lanes and rocky terrain does involve risk. We offer three ticket types for children. These are based on a child’s ability to control a large animal and walk independently, and to avoid small children being pushed or trodden on by an alpaca. It is the responsibility of the accompanying adults to judge their child’s needs and capabilities then purchase the appropriate ticket.

AGE 12+ (Ticket type L)
1 Child aged 12+ can walk the llama accompanied by an adult.

AGE 10+ (Ticket type C)
1 Child with 1 alpaca. Children aged 10 and older may walk their own alpaca but must be accompanied by an adult in the group (who may be leading or sharing another alpaca). For less confident children we would recommend sharing an alpaca with an adult.

AGE 6+ (Ticket type D)
1 Adult and 1 child sharing 1 alpaca. Children aged 6 and above may share an alpaca with an adult. The child can lead with their own lead while a second long reign is attached so that the adult is providing instant backup.

UNDER 6 (Ticket type E)
2 Adults and up to 2 children sharing 1 alpaca. Children under 6 may only walk on a Family Ticket: 2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 6 all sharing 1 alpaca. At all times the children must be under direct supervision of one adult while the other adult is in control of the alpaca. Small children must be kept a safe distance from all alpacas in case of sudden movements.


Preparing for a trek

Before booking a trek, people are strongly advised to read guide to walking with alpacas so they can be sure the experience is suitable for them. To help you find us please download our directions to Holly Hagg.


Alpaca & Llama Trekking

Trekking with our gorgeous alpacas and llama through stunning scenery is a wonderful experience, but don’t just take our word for it: read the reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook.

Before booking an trek it is essential that you read the information on this page and strongly recommended you download and read our guide to walking with alpacas. You will find a link to our booking system below the important information checklist. Further information can be found below the booking link and on our FAQ page.