Cardiff Alpacas
VISITS
 
We conduct morning/afternoon tea and lunch tours of our farming operation and cottage industry. We can cater for up to 44 people for teas and 32 for lunches.
 
We welcome visitors - individuals, families, groups, clubs - any day of the week, by appointment only. Cardiff Alpacas is a working farm, and we need to plan all visits around our regular daily schedule. We are rarely available to greet unexpected visitors. Please book your visit AT LEAST 24 hours in advance. We do not accept same day bookings.
 
Please assist us by observing the following guidelines:

* Avoid disappointment by planning ahead: try to give us as much notice as possible. In times of heavy demand we are often booked out weeks in advance.
 
* Give us exact numbers. We take pride in providing fresh, home-cooked meals, but we are not a cafe or restaurant! Group organisers please note: we prepare for the number of people booked for the visit and charge accordingly, regardless of the number who actually turn up. We strongly suggest, therefore, that you set deadlines and collect payment from your group members well in advance of the visit. For large groups, we need final numbersat least a week beforehand.

* 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 several days 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 $6.60 per head, lunch tours are $13.20 per head. These prices include GST and 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
Small cakes
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 or home-made ice creamdessert
Self-serve tea or coffee
or
Option 2:
Cold chicken and seasoning, mini quiches (bacon and egg, mushroom), selection of salads
Trifle or home-made ice cream dessert
Self-serve tea or coffee
or
Option 3 (small groups, up to 6 people only):
Hot home-made pizza with chips
Home-made ice cream 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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