Llama with no drama!
The Junior Experience here at Nidderdale Llamas was everything we hoped it would be. Went with a 13 year old and an 8 year old. The 8 year old was a little apprehensive as he can be nervous around animals but he had an awesome time. Our host was Jessica who was very friendly and so knowledgeable about her subject. We learned loads! We were able to meet a few different llamas and alpacas in the barn first (having been first advised how to handle them to make it enjoyable for the humans and the animals) and then went out for a trek with Simon the alpaca and Magic the llama. Such lovely friendly gentle creatures, we enjoyed every minute of our walk with them (particularly the cuddles with Magic!). Very impressed. We will definitely be back!
6. August, 2023.
Wonderful trek with the gorgeous llamas. Whole experience was well organised by friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a really intresting talk first and were introduced to the different types of llama and alpaca, before being matched to our particular llama for the trek. Expensive, I know, but absolutely worth it, so if you are in two minds, definitely go for it. We all had a wonderful time, not an easy task with teenagers!
8. July, 2023.
Wonderful Llama trekking experience
This is a really well managed experience. The staff are knowledgeable and you can tell the llamas and alpacas are happy. Got to see some babies. One just 2 days old. What a privilege! Our trek was cut short due to lightning which was a good call. Tick in the box for safety. We had a good hour + with our llama, Kevin. I wish the business well as we thoroughly enjoyed it and would return.
2. July, 2023.
Fabulous trek and gift experience
Visited this weekend with my sister and had a great time. The trek was really enjoyable, informative and entertaining. The Llamas were amazing and all set in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside. This was a gift for my sister, thank you for a special day.
24. June, 2023.
Drama llamas (must visit) can’t wait to go back
Absolutely fantastic experience, the guides was amazing, very informative and so friendly. I recommend booking a trek, the farm was in a beautiful setting and the all the animals are treated like part of the family. Well done guys you are doing an amazing job
10. June, 2023.
On a very hot afternoon we wondered what was in store. The whole experience was very professionally managed, from the introduction to the trek itself, where we were introduced to the animals to the trek itself. We were given clear instructions about handling the Llamas. As we walked along the knowledgeable staff answered our questions and added little snippets of interesting detail. The llamas and alpacas themselves looked very well cared for as did the whole site. The tea and cake was very welcome at the end of the trek. I would highly recommend this excellent experience.
22. May, 2023.
Such a great day, Jess who looked after us pn the trek was fab and shared lots of info about Llamas and Alpacas, and all about the ones they have on the farm. A great location, beautiful scenery and the facilities were clean and tidy, perfect :)
14. May, 2023.
Amazing birthday surprise
Highly recommend this. It was an amazing birthday surprise. We walked with Sid and he was lovely. The ladies who ran the experience were excellent and so friendly. Definitely worth the money.
13. May, 2023.
The loveliest experience
We had the most wonderful experience on a half day trek, the whole Nidderdale Llamas team are extremely accommodating and went to extra lengths to make sure the day went ahead as planned. The trek itself was a perfect pace to take in the lovely scenery and get plenty of time to enjoy the llama's company without being too taxing for people of any age. There are plenty of breaks and everyone on the trek is well taken care of by the leader, kept safe with traffic and reassured of any odd llama behaviour. The llamas are super well behaved and, as a result, far too easy to fall in love with! Huge shout out to Jess, our trek leader, for such an in-depth explanation of llama behaviour and what to expect at the start of the trek, I think it really put my mum at ease and helped her enjoy the day. She was more than happy to answer any and all of our myriad of llama questions and was so lovely and inclusive of everyone on the trek. I really hope to come back soon!
1. May, 2023.
Best birthday surprise
My friends booked this walk as a surprise for my birthday. We started the trip with an in depth talk about the llamas and alpacas. We had a brilliant host called jess and she explained all the breed differences and how they are trained using their personalities. Their hierarchy dictates that they can tell eachother off but people are always in charge. Just to make sure you have the best time you are speed dated with the llamas. My friends shared Billy and I was the proud walker of Tony. We were also joined by Ozzie and Stanley. We went for a walk around nidderdale and the llamas were so well behaved. On the way home all the others in the field come to say hello and we were told who is related to who. We finished our walk with cakes and a drink. Can't recommend this enough. My face still hurts from smiling ????
Based on 231 reviews
August 12, 2023.
Would highly recommend Nidderdale Llama experience from start to finish. Was a surprise birthday from my husband and son. We all had such a fun time. Jess and Molly were brilliant, very knowledgeable, organised in a friendly manner. Thank you both for making our experience so special. ????????Also thanks to Colin, Steve and Dylan????????????. Refreshments and lunch were lovely too. Myron Anne and Christian.
August 5, 2023.
Amazing afternoon spent at Nidderdale Llamas, thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Kevin and Neville and the rest of the boys. We had the best time walking around (even in the rain)! Would recommend to anyone!!
Thank you for an enjoyable experiance!
August 3, 2023.
Lovely time. Jess the tour guide was superb. As were the Llamas!
July 31, 2023.
As a group we did the farm experience and shared a llama between two.
The staff were fantastic, knew their stuff and taught us loads about llamas and alpacas! They matched us up with a suitable llama (cheeky, calm, naughty you name it they had it).
The trek was great and the llamas were really well trained.
Great credit to the company and would 100% recommend it to anyone
July 24, 2023.
What an amazing experience. Everything about this experience was exceptional start to finish from the admin and customer service to the actual experience itself. I took my mum who has dimentia and I would thoroughly recommend it. Being with animals has always appealed to mum and she loved taking them for a little walk, seeing the babies and being told a bit about their traits etc
July 7, 2023.
Magical experience. Team not only passionate about their animals. But very talented to share this love with you.
July 2, 2023.
Love this place and the guides was so friendly. Animals are really looked after and the farm is beautiful
June 22, 2023.
Great for a day out.
June 2, 2023.
Really enjoyed our time at Nidderdale for the scenic llama trek. Staff were lovely and even had gluten free cakes and flapjacks for afterwards with our drinks. You need to book in advance.
May 26, 2023.
Had a brilliant day yesterday on farm trek. Jess very informative and great trek guide. Knows her stuff... Trevor my llama, regal as usual. Loves the food and ladies ????????????
Nidderdale Llamas is a family run trekking centre in the heart of Nidderdale. The farm is idyllically positioned and enjoys some fantastic views. Everyone who visits Kiln Farm always comments on its amazing location.