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  • Images from JandJ Alpacas
  • Images from JandJ Alpacas
  • Images from JandJ Alpacas
  • Images from JandJ Alpacas

WHAT

Attraction

WHERE

A1, Junction Doddington Lane; 6 minutes

WHEN

Weds-Sun 10am-5pm
Winter and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am-4pm

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Free WiFi for visitors

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Recycling/sustainability practices

A1

When you’ve had enough of the tailbacks, few things will cheer you up more than a field full of woolly-faced alpacas. The family has reared alpacas here since 2005, specialising in the Huacaya variety for their colourful wool (on display in the shop). The herd has grown from four to more than 90, and new additions to this organically growing business are a café and visitor centre in funky converted shipping containers, plus Alpaca Meet and Greets, Experiences, and Treks.

Watch the animals gambolling - or staring back at you - as you polish off a toasted panini, bacon roll, generous slice of cake or yummy hot chocolate with all the trimmings. The coffee is endorsed by even the strictest coffee snobs. For a nominal charge - complete with priceless selfie opportunities - wander the Alpaca Trail and Woodland Wander. See the alpacas up-close and wildlife-spot between the trees and spring-fed lakes. A memorably quirky and restorative stop.

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JandJ Alpacas,
Meadow Farm, Clensey Lane, Dry Doddington,
NG23 5HT
Tel - 01636 626990
Email - jandj.alpacas@zen.co.uk
Web - www.visitalpacas.co.uk

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