Alpaca Visitor Centre


Opening Hours

Monday - Closed*

Tuesday - Closed*

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

*Open All Bank Holidays Except Christmas Day
** Open 7 days a week During School Holidays

Alpaca Visitor Centre

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Where do Alpacas Come from?


All the information to answer the questions are on our website

Come and visit Mayfield Alpacas Visitor Centre

Mayfield alpacas is a great place to get up close to Alpacas and learn about Alpacas. Here are just a few things you should know about Alpacas.

  • Alpacas differ from all other mammals in the shape of their red blood corpuscles, which are oval instead of circular
  • You can graze up to six Alpacas on each acre of pasture
  • You can feed about 10 alpacas on what one horse will eat
  • With the exception of mohair, alpacas produce the strongest animal fibre in the world
  • Alpacas are the only animal in the world that come in 22 natural colours
  • Ninety-five percent of the worldwide alpaca population are white in colour
  • The young are called Cria
  • The females are called Hembra
  • The males are called Macho
  • The gestation period of the Alpaca is 50 weeks
  • Alpacas and Llamas make remarkably effective guards for new born lambs and poultry
  • The lifespan of the Alpaca is between fifteen and twenty five years
  • Female Alpacas are productive from the age of two years to a minimum of fifteen years of age