Family Frolics: Llama Trekking

We spent a lovely hour and a half
acquainting ourselves to two friendly llama’s called Bertie and Chico at the
Black Rock Llama Trekking centre. It
was nice having the boys out in the fresh air, walking about as normal but just
with a llama or two tagging along for a welcome change. Admiring the lush greenery in a remote quiet
location.

It is quite a feat to get them to keep on walking. They like stopping for a munch, chomp and a
nibble on pretty much every tree, plant and grass within their reach. So you have to gently coax them along, with
regular “walk on” and clicking type noises. 
Youngest was a master trekker by the end of it!!!

We had a little induction before starting the trek. Llamas like being stroked on their neck and
not on their face. You also must be
careful approaching them from behind as they might kick out if they did not
realise you are there.

The boys loved cuddling them and their hair was especially
soft. We got quite muddy as the grass
was damp but part of being an intrepid explorer is getting a little dirty! Mummy also in her infinite wisdom forgot to
pack the wellies…

The boys enjoyed discovering more about llamas and feeding
them at the end. We had to make sure
they did not get startled otherwise they might also spit, which can be a smelly
experience. But these two were a lovely
pair who were used to people and luckily we left spit free, just extremely
muddy!

I am pleased my boys enjoyed a rather different experience
but did not leave asking for a pet Llama. 
I do not fancy walking one on our local beach every day! But for an unusual way to pass the time I was happy to
spend £10 an adult.

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5 thoughts on “Family Frolics: Llama Trekking

  1. We have Alpaca on our holiday farm. I have to say they are not the most friendly of our farm animals but quite comical to watch! For walking animals on a lead I think we will stick to the goats! Looks like a great experience for a day out though, would love you to add this to my Country Kids linky, all about outdoor adventures with the kids, never had Llama walking on there before!

  2. What a great day out and the boys looked like they loved it. IT is so brilliant to be out in nature and with animals plus makes the kids sleep well later! Thanks for sharing on family frolics.

  3. Im always a little wary of Llamas after seeing them on a farm once and hubby getting rather aggresively spat at! These look quite cute though. Maybe it was just the look of my hubby……..;) 

  4. Thats so funny! I would love to go for a walk with a Llama. What a unique experience for kids as well. <3 I'm a big fan of kids learning about our furry friends.

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