Have you ever been glamping with alpacas before? Well, now’s your chance!
Fostings Farm, the home of Hush Hush Glamping, is occupied by our friendly and inquisitive herd of alpacas. Our group of breeding females and their cria (baby alpacas) amble around both glamping pods and the surrounding fields at their leisure.
Alongside Hush Hush Glamping, the Fostings Alpacas herd breeding programme is part of the farm’s diversification plan. We breed and rear cria to sell as weaning males, or as 3-year-old breeding females later down the line.
Keep reading to discover more about our friendly herd of alpacas…
Our Alpaca Story
With traditional farming becoming harder each passing year, we knew that we needed to diversify, as the farm was unable to continue supporting the family. We looked for animals that could be kept in much lesser stocking levels but still bring in income. Cue alpacas!
I had previously worked with alpacas and persuaded Kevin to attend an alpaca husbandry course at Amazing Alpacas in Monmouth. After both falling in love with alpacas, we made the decision to start our own herd here at the farm.
We purchased our first group of 4 alpacas back in summer 2018 from a local breeder. Since then, we have been busy growing our herd by welcoming cria each year, purchasing additional breeding females, and selecting stud males for the breeding programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
We often receive questions about our alpaca herd here at the farm. Some of these include:
1) How many alpacas do you have?
We currently have a growing herd of 19 alpacas.
2) Can I see the alpacas during my stay?
Yes! Our female alpacas freely roam around both glamping pods and the surrounding fields. They are given supplementary feed between September-March and are fed in the shelter behind Hare’s Form pod.
3) Can I see the alpacas during the winter?
Yes! The alpacas are always out on the farm and can be seen all year round.
4) Are the alpacas friendly?
Our herd of alpacas are extremely friendly and inquisitive. Guests can stroll over to the alpacas and sit with them if they so wish.
5) Can I pet the alpacas?
Alpacas aren’t like dogs so don’t like to be ‘petted’. However, they are often happy to hang out with you if you are calm and quiet.
6) When are the babies born?
Cria (baby alpacas) are usually born between May-August. So, if you’re staying with us between May and February, you may see some youngsters about!
Meet the Herd
Here's our friendly herd of alpacas pictured below. If you want to find out more about their personalities, head to Fostings Alpacas Instagram.
Glamping with Alpacas in Mid Wales
Here at Hush Hush Glamping, we provide the ultimate glamping experience, surrounded by friendly, fluffy alpacas. Sleep under the stars and wake up to alpacas grazing nearby at our two luxury glamping pods!
Hare’s Form, our glamping pod for 2, is almost fully booked for the 2021 season. However, we are now taking bookings for 2022! Huacaya’s Cush, our glamping pod for 4, still has plenty of availability in November and December 2021.
So, what are you waiting for? Alpaca your bags for Hush Hush Glamping today!