My family and I are continuing our farm animal visits and heard there was an alpaca farm located in Barrington, IL. Say what?!?! Once I heard this, I immediately scheduled a private tour with SafeHouse Farm Alpacas. I’m so glad to have visited these sweet creatures, and you will too!
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Getting Started at SafeHouse Farm Alpacas
Make sure to book a private tour by calling Linda at (847) 209-5513. When we arrived, we parked on the street then met Linda and Kevin, our friendly guides for the day and we were off. We were also greeted by a couple of their friendly dogs, one of which is a 6 month old puppy.
Meeting and feeding the alpacas
From far away, we could see the alpacas and we couldn’t help but get so excited! They have 43 alpacas and they were so adorable and quite friendly. We were given hay and the kids went at it! So much fun feeding them! While the kids were feeding them, Kevin educated us about the alpacas.
Fun fact: They are the cousins to the llama and camel. Alpacas are the smallest of the bunch.
Meet the other animals
After feeding the alpacas, we continued to meet more of the farm animals like this friendly pig basking in the sun. We even got to feed him!
We already had met Snow Queen, the miniature horse and the Sicilian donkey Lucca, but we fed them again.
Fun fact: Donkeys help protect the alpacas from coyotes! Also Sicilian donkeys are unique in that they have a cross on their back.
Continuing on our tour we met an Angora bunny, male alpacas, including Stromboli that loves to give kisses, we fed Red the horse an apple, and held rescued chickens. We had so much fun!
Stop by the Ye Olde Alpaca Shoppe
For all things alpaca, make sure to stop by their shop right after. They offer alpaca socks, yarn made from the fleece of the alpacas and even dryer balls!
Final thoughts about SafeHouse Farm Alpacas
What can I say? How can you not have a wonderful time feeding alpacas and other animals? Another wonderful farm that I highly recommend, so make sure to schedule your visit. Tell them Cheryl sent you!
Tips to enjoy SafeHouse Farm Alpacas
- Check out their Facebook page for special events. They are adding a fun Easter Bunny event!
- Find Linda and her shop at different farmer’s markets throughout the area. Gotta grab me those dryer balls!
- Have a party? You can book parties at the farm or they can bring the alpacas to you! How fun and unique!
- Looking to continue the alpaca fun? We love the Macca the Alpaca books!
Address: 25638 Chatham Rd, Barrington
Cost: $10/person. Reserve by messaging them on Facebook or calling Linda at (847) 209-5513.
While you’re here
- Downtown Barrington is just a few minutes away. Find Marvin’s Toy Store, coffee, and ice cream at Ice Cream Social. Gnarly Gnots is also fun if you love different types of pretzels.
- Head to Citizen’s Park for a fun playground, walking/bike trails, and a connection to Cuba Marsh. The boardwalk is always fun to walk on!
- Crabtree Nature Center is great for a hike, seeing more animals, plus they have an awesome nature play area!