Our story starts on a family holiday in Devon back in 2003. Whilst searching for ideas for days out, a small black and white photograph in a local paper caught our attention. Alpacas! From then on ensued months and months of endless research, devouring all the information about Alpacas we could get our hands on. And then eventually in 2006, four gentle furry friends came to us from Devon, back where the initial spark began. From that day on Alpacas have become a major part of the Steel family, with us rehoming an additional four Alpacas in 2013.
In 2017, we gained momentum with our business attending shows and events around Yorkshire including the Wool Festival at Armley Mills and Yorkshire Day at Lotherton Hall, as well as numerous village fetes. These events are very popular with the public and the Alpacas, providing the perfect photo opportunity, even a cheeky selfie!
In 2020, we have acquired some new furry friends whom we are currently training to join our regular trekkers. We want to further develop Treeside now by making improvements to our base, and continuing to build our regular trekking customers.
Treeside Alpacas is approved by the British Llama and British Alpaca Society as adhering to the Trekking Code. We also have a Performing Animals License No. 19/00426/COMM.