On the hills of Ashdown Forest, a herd of more than 100 llamas and alpacas roam in 30 acres of scenic open space. The Ashdown Forest Llama Park herd was started in 1987 with numbers increasing to today’s army of animals. Ashdown breed and sell the llamas, but whilst they are in their care, they have a calm, stress- free life spending their days enjoying the park. Ashdown Forest covers a huge 6500 acres of the Sussex landscape, so there are endless opportunities for walking and cycling.
At Ashdown Forest Llama Park, you can take a llama for a walk to keep you company out on the hills. Visitors can lead the llamas around the private grounds at a relaxing pace; they love to explore their surroundings and are naturally curious creatures. After your walk, reward yourself with a Sussex cream tea, made with locally produced jam and clotted cream. And don’t forget to visit the shop in one of the original eighteenth century barns to pick up some knitwear made from the alpaca’s wool – the perfect accessory to keep you warm during the winter!
Throughout the year, Ashdown Forest Llama Park holds events to encourage people to discover the docile personalities and intelligent nature of these beautiful creatures. Many of the events are child-friendly and focus on young ones getting acquainted with the llamas and alpacas. There are special trails and demonstrations to entertain visitors of all ages, and even a shearing day where visitors can watch the spinners use the fleece to spin into wool.
Visit over the Christmas holidays and you can discover the herd of reindeer, including four delightful new babies. At Ashdown Forest you’re sure to have an experience that both children and adults will love.