As a working alpaca farm, groups and school students are offered an insight into farming alpacas in Australia. We offer a range of hands on educational experiences.
Kids to Farm Program
During school terms, we offer educational programs designed to suit the school and students needs. Programs, which can be adjusted to suit learning outcomes and can include the following:
- Textile – Fibre use and processing needs, skirting of fleeces, dyeing of yarn and fibre, how to felt and card fibre.
- Agriculture – Farm tour, land use, water and feeding needs, alpaca health, husbandry and halter training, basic first aid needs.
Depending on the program needs, additional guest speakers may be invited to attend the day to provide technical educational information and mentoring for the students. This will depend on the program and the learning outcomes that the school requires. Cost of additional programs depends on the content, tasks undertaken by the students, length of time and if catering is required. Meal costs are: lunch for all day programs ($15 per student or teacher) and morning or afternoon tea for half day programs ($8.00) per student and teacher. Both include water and tea/coffee.
Price: For a 3 hour visit: $30 per student (groups of 20 or less) or $25 per student (groups of 20+). Teachers and helpers may accompany students free of charge.
Group size: We can host 1-2 classes of students depending on class size.
Visiting times: You can visit us any time during the year.
Farm activities: Learn about basic alpaca husbandry techniques, including how to halter train alpacas. Students will also pat and feed alpacas, and learn about the dyeing and felting techniques for alpaca fibre. Students will also learn about basic property maintenance including weed, waste and water management.
Amenities: Bus access, toilets, signposted, wheelchair access, meets safety requirements.