Alpaca Outpost Opens this Feb half term!
There's a herd of friendly furry faces waiting at their new home - Alpaca Outpost - to meet visitors arriving on the Great Woburn Railway for a visit this half term!
There’s excitement in the air at Woburn Safari Park as a new species has been welcomed for the first time in the Park’s history. A 10-strong furry herd of alpacas has moved into the latest animal attraction, the Alpaca Outpost, which is accessed via a journey on the the Great Woburn Railway and officially opens to park visitors at February half term.
(Bedfordshire school half term runs from 11th February, and for Bucks, Herts, Cambs, Northants from 18th February)
Led by breeding male Amoro, the herd consists of four males and six females. Keepers are slowly introducing the herd, who arrived from Beale Park and Houghton Hall Alpacas, to new people and soon they’ll be happily hand-feeding from their daily visitors.
The Great Woburn Railway train runs every half hour from 12pm to 4pm. At each hourly journey (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm) the train stops at Alpaca Outpost for visitors to meet the herd. Please note, the train running at half past each hour (12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm) won't stop at the Alpaca Outpost, because we don't want to overfeed the herd!
Keepers will be supervising visitors as they feed the alpaca herd, and will be on hand to guide lucky visitors on how to gently coax the alpacas to feed on a tasty choice of grains and carrots.
The herd will be a little shy at first, so guests will be asked to be calm and quiet as they are the alpacas build up their confidence, so they will soon be happy hand-feeding from visitors.