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Experience Days - We are now closed for winter!

Come along and meet Little Alf, Author Hannah Russell and the real life characters from the popular Children's Books, visit the shop onsite or get involved in a workshop!

The Swinton Green Experience 

The Swinton Green Experience Come along and Meet Little Alf, Author Hannah Russell and the real life characters from the popular children's books. ​The best experience for fans!

 

​Here at Swinton Green we offer a private experience for your family and friends which is only available if pre - booked, as each visit is tailored to you.

 

This includes approx 90 minutes visit meeting all the animals, learning about them, petting them, hand feeding, taking photos, asking as many questions as you like and a private tour of the small holding here at Swinton Green.

 

We want everyone to be able to access and enjoy the countryside that we are lucky enough to call home and experience the positive effects and joy that being with animals can bring.

Back open for experiences next May!
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Miniature Pony Experience 

Spend just over an hour with our miniature shetlands Little Alf and Pepper and also our miniature Donkeys Harold and Humphrey.

Learn all about miniature shetlands with guide Hannah Russell where they originate from and how they have become popular in today's society. 

Hannah Russell visited the shetland island in 2019 to discover more about the breed.

This is a great hands on experience.

*Miniature pony grooming.

* Meet Little Alf from the best selling book series

* Learn about miniature shetland ponies

* Meet the miniature donkeys

*Selfies/ photo opportunities

Back open for experiences next May!

ALPACA WALKING

Bean, Bear and Blue the 3 Alpacas at Swinton Green.

Our 3 alpacas aren't ready for walking yet but they will be for May 2024, they are only young and currently in training for next year, you can still learn all about them and meet them on the Swinton Green 

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Extra information before your visit

Animals have their own unique personalities who all have there own speed and some days they don’t want visitors and our alpacas might not want to walk some days, we respect this as the welfare of all our animals is our utmost priority they are our family and we want them to be happy as much as we want you to be happy on your visit. Due to this reason sometimes your visit may be slightly different and walk time with the alpacas could vary. This is an experience with our animals, not a trek but you will always have an enjoyable time!

 

The weather could be unsuitable for the experience to go ahead and if this is the case we may need to rearrange your visit, we do go ahead if it weather is just light showers.

 

Dogs are not allowed onsite unless they are guide dogs or AAT dogs, we love dogs here at Swinton Green but alpacas are not keen on dogs plus most of our animals don’t like dogs they aren’t familiar with.

 

Children under the age of 10 must walk an alpaca with an adult.

 

Please note you can’t just show you at Swinton Green you must have a booking before attending, once you are booked in we will send over on email all the information and footwear required on the day.

Terms & Conditions 

  • We ask for payment in full when booking.

  • Cancellations and rescheduling, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required.

  • Only in exceptional circumstances are bookings refundable.

  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the purchase date.

  • Accidents rarely happen; however, we are working with animals in an open environment. We give a health and safety briefing prior to all experiences, and you should follow the instructions given.

  • In the event that the weather conditions are deemed by us, unsuitable, we have the right to cancel and rearrange bookings.

  • During your visit, if any participants behaviour is deemed unacceptable towards the animals or staff, you will be asked to leave.

  • Smoking is not permitted whilst at Swinton Green

  • Please check the weather and dress accordingly. Correct footwear is essential.

  • Accessibility – the walks are unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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