Adopt a Harewood Alpaca Plus (includes Alpaca Trek or Animal Keeper Experience)
An Alpaca Adoption Plus Gift is the perfect present for anyone who loves animals or a great way to make a valuable contribution to their future yourself.
Your adoption includes a downloadable:
- Certificate of adoption
- Welcome letter
- Single entry complimentary tickets x 2 (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)
- Fact sheet about your adopted animal
- Regular updates from our Bird and Animal Team
- Alpaca Walking or Animal Keeper Experience for One – we will send you details after purchase on how to book your experience (valid for 365 days after we re-open)
As a licensed zoo, the Bird Garden is home to approximately 300 birds from 56 different species. We care for many rare and endangered species, some of which are believed to be extinct in the wild. Harewood House Trust’s work around conservation and education is at the forefront of all that we do as part of our charitable aims.
As a zoo, we have a responsibility to protect birds and habitats from extinction, and to support conservation projects here at Harewood. Bird and animal adoption contributes towards this work and the ongoing protection of species at risk.
Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Please note that this is a digital gift. Your certificate, letter, tickets and fact sheet will be emailed to you after purchase.
Animal Keeper Experience Terms and Conditions
The minimum for this experience is 7 years of age. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the Keeper Experience. Accompanying adults will be required to pay normal Harewood admission prices, but will not be required to pay for the Keeper Experience. We can allow up to two people per experience. The farm animal paddocks are on sloping and uneven surfaces, unfortunately there is no wheelchair access at present. You will need to wear suitable clothing and wellington boots for this experience.
Alpaca Walking Experience Terms and Conditions
The experience has an age minimum of 13 years and the children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the Experience. By paying for and engaging on your experience or trek, you are agreeing that any children booked on, on the day of your booking have reached the respective age and the relevant birth date for the option you have booked. Accompanying adults will be required to pay normal Harewood admission prices, but will not be required to pay for the Alpaca Walking Experience. When booking on behalf of another person, the individual making the booking and paying for the experience will have the overall responsibility for everybody within their party booking agreeing to the following terms and conditions. If Harewood cancel your booking, i.e. if we deem the weather to be un-suitable or conditions too dangerous to trek, we will offer you an alternative date or a credit note for your booking. In some circumstances we may give you a full refund. This is the discretion of Harewood Management.
Alpaca Walking Experience Health & Safety
Alpacas have the capability to kick, spit and bolt if distressed or frightened. The staff member delivering the experience will explain on safe handling and behaviour around our animals before the session begins, to ensure that the likelihood of this risk is significantly reduced. The trek options require a moderate level of physical capability for you to be able to participate fully. We must be made aware of any medical condition or physical impairment which may affect your ability to participate. This includes; visual or hearing impairments and pregnancy. If you are unsure of your ability to participate, please discuss this with us and we can advise on the best option for you. Participants of treks and experiences must be willing to listen and take instruction prior to handling the animals and during the treks and experiences. The experiences are outdoor activities and involve the handling of animals. We ask that you dress appropriately, taking the weather and nature of the activity into consideration. If a participant arrives with inappropriate clothing or footwear for the activity they have booked, we reserve the right not to allow them to handle the animals or trek for reasons of safety. A refund will not be available in these circumstances.
Example bird adoption pack