Cardiff Alpacas
VISITS
 
We conduct morning/afternoon tea and lunch tours of our farming operation and cottage industry. We can cater for up to 40 people for teas and 32 for lunches.
 
We welcome visitors - individuals, families, groups, clubs - any day of the week, by appointment only. Sorry, but if you do not book your visit in advance, you may be disappointed. Cardiff Alpacas is a working farm, and we need to plan all visits around our regular daily schedule. We are not always available to greet unexpected visitors.
 
Please assist us by observing the following guidelines:

* Wherever possible, plan ahead: try to give us exact numbers and as much notice as possible. We pride ourselves in providing fresh, home-cooked meals, but we are not an a la carte restaurant! We need time to prepare for your visit. This is especially important for larger groups.

* Be aware that we work long hours and are not always available to take phone calls. If your call is not answered, leave us a message and we guarantee to get back to you ASAP.

* Organisers, please help us by collecting payment from your group, in advance, and handing it to us as a lump sum.

Of course, we understand that, particularly for small groups, planning ahead is not always possible. In such cases, we will always do our best to fit in with your requirements at short notice, but make no guarantees.

Payment for your visit is for the overall tour. Morning and afternoon tea tours are $6 per head, lunch tours are $12 per head. These prices apply regardless of whether you choose to experience all aspects of the tour or not.

A typical tour

On arrival visitors are served morning or afternoon tea* or a light lunch**, during which we give a brief talk on the history of the farm. We then introduce the alpacas and discuss their characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Visitors can get "up close" and feed the animals if they wish. Following this is a demonstration of the various stages involved in fleece processing, during which we invite our guests to get hands-on experience. On display are examples of our end products (fleece batts, yarn, knitted goods, soft toys, pillows, cushions, bedding, pet beds, etc.) for visitors to inspect and, of course, purchase, should they wish to do so. We also have on sale a selection of home-made jams, jellies and chutneys produced from local ingredients. 

*Morning/Afternoon tea menu
Homemade Devonshire-style scones with jam and cream
Homemade lamingtons
Tea or coffee
 
**Lunch Menu
Option 1:
Choice of hot soups (mushroom or pumpkin) with crusty bread
Selection of tasty sandwiches (Chicken and seasoning, salad, bacon and egg, chicken and coleslaw, curried egg, bacon and salad).
Trifle dessert
Self-serve tea or coffee
 
or

Option 2:
Cold chicken and seasoning, mini quiches (bacon and egg, mushroom), selection of salads
Trifle dessert
Self-serve tea or coffee
 
If you have special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, we will do our best to accommodate your needs, for a small extra fee. Please discuss this with us when booking.
 
Special Occasions
Looking for a peaceful location in pleasant surroundings for that special event, group outing, Christmas/birthday get–together or family day? Why not picnic and party with pacas? We can provide morning or afternoon tea* and/or a light lunch**.
 
Give us a call to discuss your requirements.
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