Welcome to Wellwood Alpacas

Nestled in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, we welcome you to visit Nether Wellwood Farm for our alpaca experience. You can come and meet our charming alpacas and see their wonderful characters. 

we are closed to treks during April due to lambing season.  We are still open for Meet and Greets.

Meet our new boy Hamish.  Hamish is 4 years old but the smallest in our herd!  Hamish will be joining our therapy alpaca team.  

We love to bring a smile!

About Wellwood Alpacas

We moved to Nether Wellwood Farm in 2020.  We fell in love with the beautiful views and the surrounding countryside.

We started off with a small herd of three, Darcy, Basil and Ed.  Bernie arrived with us 4 months later.  Last year saw the arrival of Archie, Alfie, Harry and Hendrix .  This year we have added Hamish to the herd.



Walking with alpacas

Walking alpacas is a wonderfully calming experience. They are majestic and docile, moving slowly as a herd, forcing you to slow down and enjoy a relaxing walk through the beautiful Ayrshire countryside.

The boys love to go on walks and you'll even hear how happy they are when they hum to one another!

We can only take children over the age of 6 on a trek and must be accompanied by an adult sharing the alpaca.

If booking a trek please wear long trousers and sturdy waterproof footwear.


Walking not for you?

As well as walking the alpacas we also offer a Meet & Greet, which is perfect for those with restricted mobility or for small children. 

Our Meet & Greets, lasts 30 to 40 minutes giving you an opportunity to feed and pet the animals, as well as walking them around our enclosed paddock.

Why not have an Alpaca Party?

Come along to the farm for fun and games

Why not bring the party to us.  We offer party packages 
with games and fun.  Walk the alpacas around an obstacle course, play alpaca party games.   Please message us for details

"We had the best day, thank you soooo much, you really did go above and beyond to make sure the girls had fun"

Alpaca Weddings

We are delighted to be able to offer our alpacas to come to your wedding.  They offer a wonderful surprise for your guests!  We offer 2 packages.  Please contact us directly for more information.

Alpaca Therapy

Alpacas bring smiles and have a wonderfully peaceful nature.  They make perfect therapy to still the mind and bring calm to a troubled mind.  It is well known that stroking and petting an animal can reduce stress and anxiety levels.

You can visit us at the farm or we can bring the alpacas to you.  We can bring our alpaca to your care home, hospice or nursing home.  please contact us directly for details.

We have recently been accredited by Cevas as an Educational Care Farm Therapeutic route.

Getting out and about

We can bring our alpacas to an event such as Fetes, Gala days, schools, Clubs, parties.

Wellwood Alpacas can be bought to you.  We have our own holding pens.  We normally bring along 2-3 alpacas where you can meet, feed and stroke the alpacas.  We give a short talk about alpacas and tell you about their characters. 


Visit our Gift Shop


We have recently launched our gift shop.  You can buy at the farm or online.

We have a range of gifts from clothing, toys, pictures, lights. tea towels.

Gift vouchers available

Health And Safety Advice

Please read this before you come for your Alpaca experience
  • Please read the following health and safety information carefully.  Wear appropriate waterproof footwear and long trousers.
  •  Please also bring water with you if it is warm weather.
  • Please wear waterproofs if required.
  • Approach alpacas quietly and with respect. DO NOT WALK BEHIND THEM AS THEY CAN KICK. They cannot see you and it is a defensive action.
  • Please do allow children to run around the alpacas as this can scare them and they could kick 
  • Please keep your children under control at all times.
  • Stand to the side of the alpaca so they can see you when stroking and interacting with them and don’t make prolonged eye contact with them, as this would be seen as confrontational and could spit (especially Bernie).
  • Please hold the lead rein at the knot and the end of the lead in your other hand.
  • Children over the age of 6 can walk an alpaca with an adult (a ratio of one adult per child).
  • Meet and Greet -Children over the age of 4 can walk with a secondary lead rope with an adult.
  • Please listen to the handlers advice.
  • Please wash hands after handling the animals and before eating and drinking.
  • Treks are not suitable for children under the age of 6.



You can visit us on the farm for a Meet and Greet

Our Meet and Greet are great for the younger visitors, or if you or your group have mobility issues.  Come and be hands on with the alpacas, stroke them, groom them, feed them and take them on a mini trek across our paddock.

We could bring them to your school, care home, wedding or party. Get in touch to discuss.


About Alpacas

Adorable, docile and soft, alpacas are prized as pets and cattle around the world. There are no wild alpacas. Alpacas are domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants that live high in the Andes. Alpacas are related to llamas, which are domesticated versions of another wild Andean ruminant, the guanaco. While llamas are used as pack animals, alpacas are raised mainly for their soft wool. 

Guanacos and vicuñas are found throughout the Andes Mountains. They are descended from camelids that developed in North America and migrated to South America 3 million years ago.  These animals evolved into guanacos and vicuñas, and about 6,000 years ago, people in the Andes began to domesticate them. There are two breeds of alpaca, the Huacaya and the Suri. Huacaya alpacas are more common.

The main difference between the breeds is the length and fineness of the wool-like fiber, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The Suri have very long fibers ("silky dreadlocks,, while the Huacaya have a more compact "crimpy" fleece, with shorter fibers.  

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Wellwood Alpacas

Nether Wellwood Farm, Muirkirk Road, Muirkirk KA18 3NG


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