Alpacas and afternoon tea – Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Elmet Alpacas and tea room is a family run business and is a great day out. We’ve been a couple of times for craft sessions but our most recent visit was to celebrate Pip’s 10th birthday.

The farm is run by Sam and her family and they offer afternoon teas, meet and greets with the animals, alpaca trekking and craft sessions.

During lockdown they have extended the tea rooms and you can now have a delicious afternoon tea overlooking some of the alpacas grazing in the fields.

Birthday Parties

Pip’s birthday party started in the tea room where her and her friends made felt flowers using the wet felting method. Sam is a great teacher and I was particularly impressed by her ability to keep 7 excited 10 year olds focused and on task.

Then they went for a walk around the farm with Ken who introduced us to all the animals by name and explained the difference between and Alpaca and a Llama and what a Huarizo is. We met bottle lambs that sucked on our fingers and a sheep called Tank who is a big teddy bear. We even got to see a lamb that had only just been born and we fed alpacas, sheep, chickens and goats.

The party finished with a fabulous afternoon tea for the girls who may never need to eat again. Everything is home made and delicious.

Craft sessions

Previously we have done craft sessions where we have made felted soap pebbles (a great activity for younger children) and needle felted Christmas tree decorations.

Meeting the alpacas

For children and adults aged 9+ there is an option to trek with the alpacas, for younger children and those not wanting to trek there is the option of a meet and greet. Both allow you to meet the alpacas and make a new friend.

Afternoon Tea

If food is more your thing than alpacas then the afternoon teas are amazing. Homemade on the farm the cakes are delicious.

As the farm is a small family run business you will need to book in advance. Details can be found here.

We last visited in May 2022.

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