You can now take alpacas for a walk at Marsh Farm in South Woodham Ferrers

Essex Live     
By: Paige Ingram
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

Original content from Essex Live.
 
Have you ever wondered what would make a good family pet but don't want a dog or cat?

Then alpacas could be for you!

Marsh Farm, in South Woodham Ferrers, is the only place in Essex you can walk with the hilarious animals.

All five of their alpacas arrived at the farm in July, and two of them - Cryptonite and Quantum - have been trained to walk with children.

Lyssa Elstere, Chief Commercial officer, at Marsh farm said: "We are always looking for innovative ideas and we try to create as many animal interactions as possible."

We asked Livestock Supervisor, Alanna Pitchford, and Livestock Assistant, Enola Evans, why alpacas make such good pets.

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Welsh AirBnb throws in a field of alpacas for good measure

News.com.au  
By: News.com.au
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

Original content from News.com.au.
 
A COSY country AirBnb was already popular with tourists, but when the locals threw in their field of alpacas bookings went through the roof.

ALPACA tourism is taking off and this adorable AirBnb nestled in the Welsh countryside proves it.

More than 2500 homes use alpacas as a way to get people into their AirBnb but this home in Pentyrch, just outside of Cardiff in Wales, offers up a whole field.

The owners offer up “countryside walks, mountain bike trails and views over Cardiff and the Severn Estuary” as some of its drawcards when describing their picturesque home.

But the home also reminds potential guests not to forget — “You are very welcome to meet our herd of lovely alpacas”.

Guests that book the cottage stay in their own private room for just under $A80 a night.

The home has received rave reviews since it was listed, many of which thanked the hosts for their alpaca tours.

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See the adorable animals on display at Glendale Agricultural Society Show

Chronicle Live 
By: Simon Meechan
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

Original content from Chronicle Live.
 
The 126th Glendale Show drew crowds to Wooler on Bank Holiday Monday, giving visitors a glimpse into thriving rural life and traditional hobbies

 Thousands headed to Wooler to take in one of the north's biggest agricultural shows.

The 126th Glendale Show attracted farmers , food producers, bakers and craft artisans to north Northumberlan d on Bank Holiday Monday.

Visitors to the show are given a glimpse into country life, with entrants bringing their livestock from around the country.

And it's not just sheep and cattle. Fluffy alpacas were among the attractions enticing the crowds this year, along with shire horses, who socialised happily with the curious dogs brought by visitors.

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The Airbnb in Cardiff that comes with a field of alpacas for just £45 a night

Wales Online 
By: Tyler Mears
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

Original content from Wales Online.

Wales has a number of quirky and interesting places you can stay, from hotels to log cabins, treehouses and cottages.

But, this house in a field near Cardiff has to be one of the most unique.

That's because the property, which is located in Pentyrch, comes with a field full of alpacas!

Alpacas - a species of South American camelid - are similar to, and often confused with the llama.

The animals are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with a number of farms and activity providers putting on 'Alpaca Walks' and experiences.

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