The Llama Park is home to more than 30 llamas and 20 alpacas and these beautiful and gentle woolly animals, native to the high Andes of South America, are very much at home in Sussex. There is also a small herd of reindeer who, in December, are an important part of the Christmas celebrations and Santa's Grotto. There are also donkeys and rare breed Soay and Jacob sheep as well as horses, shetland ponies, goats, pigs, chickens, peacocks, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. Donkey rides and llama walks are great fun for all the family. The park has wonderful views over Ashdown Forest and there is a marked trail around the Park, a picnic area and adventure play area. The coffee shop is open daily and local produce is used as much as possible. You can visit the coffee shop at any time without paying to visit the park. The gift shop specialises in alpaca clothing.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Ramps
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan. Call if severe weather
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About the area
Discover East Sussex
East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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