We can’t wait to welcome you to Cranfield Alpacas

At Cranfield Alpacas, above all else, we want you to have fun and we want our Alpacas to have fun too. Our experiences have been designed with smiles in mind, whether you want to simply meet and mingle with the gang, or take them for a walk on the beach, we have the perfect day out for you and your family.

Facilities

Parking

There is parking available on site for cars, mini buses and coaches and those less able.

Toilet

We have toilets on site and for those less able.

Pop Up Shop

We have a pop up shop that sells merchandise, however we can only accept cash at present.

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Access

Our facilities are suitable for those less abled, however, our field and beach treks are not suitable for wheelchair users. Our Meet & Mingle Alpaca Experience is suitable for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.

Booking

All bookings and visits need to be pre-booked in advance and paid online.

Directions

Cranfield Alpacas is situated a few miles South of Kilkeel, overlooking Carlingford Lough, the Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea.

If you are using a Sat Nav, use postcode BT34 4LJ

For those travelling from Belfast, follow signs to Newcastle and then follow the coast road south straight through Annalong, Ballymartin, Kilkeel, Dunavil hamlet to us.

We would advise that the easiest way to find us is to head to Kilkeel, Co Down and head south on the Greencastle Road.

You will pass through a small village called Dunavil with a shop on your left.

Continue on and you will pass Sandilands Caravan Site on your left, continue over a small narrow hill and we are on the right-hand side roughly 200 meters further up the road.

You will see a display of black wrought iron gates and a concrete lane, just turn up onto the concrete lane and follow the signs to our parking.

The field with the alpacas is at the top of the lane on your right. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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FAQs

What do we need to bring?

Due to the outdoor nature of our attraction, we ask that you would wear sensible, waterproof footwear and clothing, suitable for our ever changeable weather.

What is the best route to get to you?

We would advise that you travel via Newcastle, Annalong, Ballymartin, Kilkeel or Warrenpoint, Rostrevor or via Carlingford Ferry.
Our address is Cranfield Alpacas, 35-37 Cranfield Road, Kilkeel, Co Down, BT34 4LJ.

How long do the Alpaca Experiences last?

Meet & Mingle Alpaca Experiences – 45 Minutes
Our Meet and Mingle Alpaca Experience is suitable for all ages and those with special needs..
They are very good around young children and those with special needs, but like any animal they do not like to be approached from behind. We would ask that you supervise your children/ vulnerable adults at all times. This experience is suitable for those in wheelchairs or that have mobility issues.
Please advise us if you are bringing anyone with special requirements, so that we can ensure you all enjoy our alpaca experience.

Alpaca Beach Trek – 90+ Minutes
We trek along country lanes to the beach and back, however we are on a country road for a short distance. The alpacas are used to vehicles passing them – please follow all instructions from your trek guides. These walks are unsuitable for young children and we cannot accommodate prams, pushchairs or babies. Our field treks would be more suitable for younger children, those with mobility issues or would like to share a trek experience.
Due to the outdoor nature of our attraction, we would advise that you wear sensible, waterproof footwear and clothing, and sunscreen suitable for our ever changeable weather.

Alpaca Field Trek – 60 Minutes
The field trek experience is ideal for those who have young children or feel that the trek to the beach and back may be too far for them. We enjoy a leisurely trek around the paddocks and field, while you can enjoy the spectacular scenery. We have picnic tables for those, who would just like to sit and watch their friends or family enjoy their alpaca field trek and take in the views – you can purchase an additional guest ticket.

Which Alpaca Experience is suitable for young children or visitors with mobility/ special needs?

Our Alpacas are very gentle, sociable animals and are used to interacting with visitors, however we would remind you that they are animals and therefore, we would ask that you respect them. The more calmly and quietly you approach an alpaca the more it will interact with you and the better experience you and other visitors will have.

Our Meet and Mingle is a great starting point for meeting Alpacas and is most suitable for young children or guests who have mobility or special needs. If you have any concerns or questions please email us.

Due to the outdoor nature of our attraction, we ask that you would wear sensible, waterproof footwear and clothing, suitable for our ever changeable weather.

Can we bring additional guests to the Alpaca Trek Experiences?

You can purchase an additional Guest Ticket £10 for an additional adult or child (7+ Years old) for an Alpaca Beach Trek. 
You can purchase an additional Guest Ticket £10 for an additional adult or child (any age) for an Alpaca Field Walk. 

What is your cancellation policy?

If we need to cancel your alpaca experience due to serious weather conditions i.e. thunder and lighting or unforeseen circumstances, then we will offer you a full refund or an alternative date.
If you need to cancel and want a full refund, please advise us by email 72 hours in advance of your booking date. If you need to cancel less than 72 hours in advance of your booking, then we will be happy to offer you an alternative date, subject to availability.

Can we book as a private group?

Yes, we are happy to cater for private group bookings, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?

(This is subject to COVID19 regulations)
Meet & Mingle Alpaca Experience – 45 Minutes
We can accommodate up to a large coach, approx 55 guests – split into 2 groups on arrival. 
Alpaca Beach Trek Experience – 90+ Minutes
We have 7 alpacas that trek at once and we accommodate up to 15 guests.
Field Trek Experience – 60 Minutes
We have 7 alpacas that trek at once and can accommodate up to 25 guests on a field trek

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Kind Words

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Didn’t realise how adorable alpacas could be.

Pamela and Peter were very friendly and hospitable and told us all about the alpacas and about the surrounding area! Would definitely come back again

Laura Graham

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We all had a great time, lovely walk, the beach is just stunning even on a cloudy day.

The alpacas are so cute. Easy to get to and the owners are lovely, very knowledgeable and helpful.

Janice Vance

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Absolutely loved this experience. The alpacas are beautiful and Pamela and Peter are great, incredibly nice people and their love for their alpacas is infectious (in the best way!). Would highly, highly recommend and hope to be back soon!

Barbara Abbiss