Dates for alpaca walking at Christmas have been released
We are extremely happy to introduce our beautiful and loving alpacas to you. The alpacas have been sourced from reputable breeders within the UK and we here at Anstey Alpacas are privileged to be continuing that level of care and love towards these fascinating animals. We keep a small herd to ensure that we maximise the care and attention to each of them. Alpacas first came to the UK in the mid 1800's, but sadly they didn't survive. Early in the 1900's a large number arrived from South America and they have thankfully remained since.
To book one of our Alpaca Experiences please go to our Shop page
Our breed of sheep date back several centuries and are an endangered species in some parts of the world. At Anstey Alpacas it is our intention to preserve the breed and to produce and sell our lambs to other smallholders with a similar interest. This docile breed enjoy their food and are happy to live outside all year while wrapped in their thick soft fleece. The wool produced by their quality fleece was the only wool that Queen Elizabeth I would use and it has remained a royal tradition that only wool from Ryeland sheep is used. Our Ryeland fleece can be bought through our online shop.
From starting off with four small chickens over 12 years ago we now manage approximately 200 chickens per year. We hatch over 150 chicks per year with all chickens living out their days in our beautiful countryside and with other keen chicken enthusiasts. None of our chickens or ducks are kept for meat and the eggs produced supply many of the local people in the surrounding villages.
Our small group of pigs are entertaining but still a delightful handful. They love nothing more than a rub and a scratch on their head and if you have got food they will be your best friend as well. They are always up to mischief but do love to wallow in the wet mud which helps to protect their skin and body temperature.
Our small herd of friendly goats are adorable. They spend their days getting up to mischief but they enjoy a big cuddle and a long scratch on their back. We keep Boer (from South Africa) and Toggenburg (from Switzerland) goats. Boer goats are traditionally bred for their meat but ours will be remaining with us on our exciting journey. The Toggenbourg's are a dairy goat but it is our intention to use these to breed from in the coming years.
To book one of our Goat Experiences please go to our Shop page
Licenced by Charnwood Borough Council under the animal welfare (Animal Activity licence)
for Keeping or training animals for exhibition
Licence number CBCAAL/076
licence valid 19th August 2020 through to and including 18th August 2023
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