Kensington Prairie Farm is excited to offer educational tours to our visitors on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Lasting approximately 1 hour, our tour director will cover a broad range of alpaca information and facts, including (but not limited to):
- The origin of Camelids with a specific focus on Alpacas
- Alpaca temperament and behaviour
- An introduction to Alpaca nutrition and a chance to feed some alpacas at Kensington Prairie Farm
- The shearing process (from fibre to fashion) and the 6-point Alpaca Fleece Grading System
- Alpaca Breeding and cria (baby alpaca) facts
Following the tour, we invite you to visit our 'on farm boutique' where you can discover a broad array of alpaca products and local artisan items.
Tours must be booked in advance and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If our tours are completely booked, we are able to place your name on our wait-list in the event there is a cancellation.
The cost for tours are as follows:
- Adults and Youth - $10/person
- Children (5 and under) - FREE
Proceeds from tours are donated to Quechua Benefit, a children's charity in Peru. For more information on the charity, visit www.quechuabenefit.org.
We also offer private weekday group tours with a minimum booking of 10 people.
To book a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and specify date and number of attendees. If you wish to book a private weekday tour, please leave your name and contact information and we'll get back to you.
'Self-Guided Farm Tours'
You is are not required to book a Saturday tour to view the alpacas at Kensington Prairie Farm. The farm is open Fridays (12-5 pm), Saturdays (10-4 pm) and Sundays (12-4 pm) for alpaca viewing and boutique shopping.
Please remember and respect the fact that we are a working farm (not a petty zoo) and our alpacas are mostly turned out to pasture. As such, sometimes our alpacas are easily viewed from the fence line, while at other times they may only be seen at a distance. While a self-guided tour is a great way to explore our farm and view the alpacas, booking a guided tour is the only way to ensure that you will be able to see alpacas up close and personal!