JandJ Alpacas

JandJ Alpacas
Activity centres | Attractions | Grantham | Unusual venues
Come and meet our herd of nearly 100 beautiful alpacas - wander round the family-run farm and watch them in their paddocks. New Alpaca Centre opening in December 2018 - sit in our coffee shop with a coffee and cake looking out over the alpaca paddocks. Our Alpaca shop sells our luxurious knitwear, scarves, cowls, socks, hats and gloves created from our own herd. Enjoy Alpaca Experiences, Craft workshops, Alpaca Adoptions, Husbandry & Care courses and alpacas for sale.
Meadow Farm
Clensey Lane, Dry Doddington
Grantham
NG23 5HT
www.visitalpacas.co.uk
jandj.alpacas@zen.co.uk
01636 626990

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Meadow Farm
Clensey Lane, Dry Doddington
Grantham
NG23 5HT
www.visitalpacas.co.uk
jandj.alpacas@zen.co.uk
01636 626990

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