26 Apr 2014

A visit to an Alpaca Farm

During the Easter weekend we spent some time at a farm that keeps mainly alpacas as well as a variety of other animals. The weather was good and it was only a short drive to the farm through the Mayfield Valley on the northern outskirts of Sheffield. We spent a good hour or two walking around and the two grandchildren enjoyed feeding the friendly alpacas and Shetland pony.



We're fortunate to have these pleasant valleys on the outskirts of our city.

A chocolate and orange marble cake which our daughter made for  Easter and for her sister's birthday tea .


  1. Hi Linda, sounds like you are having a wonderful time with family... Your daughter must have had a wonderful birthday celebration. I'm sure they all enjoyed seeing the animals at the farm... How special!!!! AND--that cake looked yummy.....

    Glad you had a fantastic Easter.

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. Those alpacas just seem like odd creatures to me.

  3. What a lovely time you had with your family. It's always nice to be able to get together and it's even better when cake and nice weather are involved!!

  4. Looks like you had a super time all together with your family. Those alpacas quite sweet natured and friendly and it looks like a lovely place for children to visit:)

  5. Lovely place to go and visit and the cake looks delish too! :0) <3
    Hugs, Debbie

  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter weekend, and the fun's continuing too. I wonder if there was wool to buy at the Alpaca farm, I don't think I'd have been able to resist. Enjoy your time with your grandchildren while they're still on holiday, our schools have been back a week already.

    1. Thank you, Jo. Yes, wool is also sold on the site. We were pushed for time on that day as we had a theatre appointment in the evening, but we shall return to check out the wool. I'm sure it would knit up beautifully.

  7. That looks like a great place to visit and I love those Alpacas with their heavy fringes. That cake looks delicious too, marble cake is one of my favourites. Hope you are well.xx

  8. oh boy would I love this place. loved every critter you showed us, with the exception of the turkey, which terrifies me due to turkey attack at age 8.. but the rest i would love to see and pet and also that stone wall just grabbed my attention. you had a wonderful spring break.

  9. What a lovely menagerie of animals. The one alpaca looks almost like a white polar bear he is so fuzzy. We have a few alpaca farms here in Ohio too and you pass them sometimes while out driving in the country. My daughter is in Peru right now and is enjoying them there and all the lovely alpaca products made from their wool.
    Enjoyed your beautiful rolling hills and stone walls. Hope you all are well and having a happy spring.

  10. I have to admit to a soft spot for alpacas, such gentle animals. Well, until you upset one anyway! That looks like a lovely place to visit. There is an alpaca farm near here, must be good for a day out this summer.
    Enjoy the rest of the Easter school break.

  11. Hi there, just catching up! Lovely to see all the great things that you have been getting up to! The visit to the farm sounds as though it was fun! Hope that you are having a good weekend. xx

  12. I think I can spot some Malteaser Bunnies round the Easter cake!
    It looks like you had a really nice time with your family. Jx

  13. What a super trip out and it sounds like you've been having a great time with your family, Linda. The only time I've seen alpacas in the flesh was at a yarn festival in Mid-Wales, where I petted some and found details for my daughter of where she could buy alpaca fleeces to spin. Your grandchildren are much later than mine in their return to school Our grandsons in North Yorkshire and Oxford all went back on Easter Tuesday.

  14. What a marvelous day out, I did enjoy the pictures of all the animals, the alpaca are so funny looking aren't they? I like that wildlife hotel too, it's so easy to encourage wildlife into a garden. Wow, that cake looks good!xxx

  15. Beautiful photos! It looks like it was a lovely Easter.

  16. Oh Alpacas are the sweetest animals! What a lovely day for the grandies!
    You are in a beautiful area, the English countryside is wonderful!
    What a great Easter for you with both daughters to enjoy it with.

  17. Hi Linda,

    Looks like you are having a lovely time over Easter and the holidays with your family - belated birthday wishes for your daughter.
    Alpacas are such lovely animals - I have a cousin that has a little pack of them - they seem so gentle and don't really make much noise.
    The countryside looks beautiful - yummy looking cake too.
    Enjoy the rest of the week with your family.

  18. Fabulous day out Linda. I've never seen an Alpaca before, not in the flesh so to speak. You all sounded like you had fun. I just love the look of that cake, I bet it was oh so yummy.
    Patricia x

  19. Linda, it looks like you really enjoyed your time, and I definitely would have had I visited this place! Your photos are delightful. I love alpacas, and since I live in the city (Montreal) this is something I just don't get to see. Thank you so much for sharing.