Morning Trek 10.00am – 11.00am, Afternoon Trek 1.00pm – 2.00pm
A unique trekking experience close to John Muir Country Park and the John Muir Way. You’ll have the chance to walk your alpaca through picturesque woodlands and we’ll stop along the way for some great photo opportunities. Then back to the paddock for some carrots as a treat!
These excursions are best suited to over 14’s, as you’ll need to be big enough to operate the alpaca lead rope. As the wellbeing of our alpacas is our priority, only one adult will be permitted to an alpaca at a time. If you’re aged between 8-14 you’re welcome to tag along beside your adult. One adult and one child per alpaca is allowed.
If you have younger kids or have mobility issues and prefer a shorter outing, or would like to book on an alpaca picnic, please see our mini trek and kids sessions.
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We always trek when possible even in bad weather, this is Scotland after all and it tends to rain a wee bit! The alpacas don’t mind a bit of light rain, but if the wind is too strong or if it’s pouring down, they prefer to shelter indoors! If the weather is too bad and we can’t make it out, all bookings will be subject to rescheduling (but this hasn’t happened yet). Please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure you wear good footwear. Wellies are a great option!
Kids sessions & Mini Treks
Kids sessions and mini treks, now running – 11.30am – 12.30pm
We now offer alpaca picnic sessions and mini treks for families with younger children at John Muir Alpacas. These sessions cost £10 per head. The idea is you come along, meet and feed the alpacas, then have a short walk with them around their paddock.
We’ve just had amazing tipi marquees put up too, so you can have your picnic in the tents afterwards! We don’t do the food side of things ourselves, but provide you with the space to eat alongside your furry friends!
You have the choice to bring along your own lunch, or we have a deal with The Food Hamper, Dunbar, where they can make you up kids picnic boxes for £3.50 per head, or if you fancied treating the adults to a picnic style lunch, they can make you up something very tasty for £5.40 per adult, and deliver it to you. If you wanted to have your food order customised, they’d be able to work with you to advise what’s available.
For all food orders, please call Jacqueline on:
Daytime. 01368 865152
Evening. 01875 614809
Please note they need at least 24 hours notice to book food orders in.
Let us know when you book with us if you are having a food delivery so we can give them access to the tents.
So book now for your kids to come and meet the alpacas! Lend a hand feeding them and have a go walking the alpacas around their paddock on a lead rope. After we’ve walked and learned about them you’ll get the chance to give them their favourite treats, carrots!
All children must be accompanied by an adult.