2020… a year in review!

Boy what a year! Like the rest of the world, little did we know at the start of 2020 what the year would present us with!

Normally, in January, we’re getting ready to start a busy year of activities and getting to meet all you lovely people when you come to say hello! This is how 2020 started, but as we all know by March things had changed in a way none of us expected. Despite the trickiest of times that would unfold, with your help, we managed to make it through not only in one piece but with some accomplishments that we could be proud of…

Significant events for us in 2020 included:

We won a Silver Green At Heart Award for our environmental practices

We joined the Natural Cumbria network

Rachel joined our Team as our Llamarketing Champion

Our ‘Build a Bigger Shed’ Crowdfunder Campaign with Aviva helped us raise funds to keep The Woolly Army going during the first lockdown. Thank you Everyone!!

We started our awesomely popular Adoption Packs and Shout-outs

We advertised for a new Guide position and had soooooooo many great applicants

The team at Garmin supported us with some new GPS watches

We kitted out our guides in some epic outdoor gear from Fjallraven

You can’t put some things on hold even in a lockdown! Our babies started to arrive, little Florence Nightingale was the first, followed by…

Meet our New Recruits

Nicole joined the Team as our awesome new guide

Adventurer, Anna McNuff, used a pair of our llama legs on the cover of her new book

We got in the top 25 for Tripadvisors Best of Britain for the whole of the UK!

We joined the Team from GoJoe to host a Llama vs Human Challenge – to be continued in 2021…

In between lockdowns we managed to fascilitate 8,000 visitors to participate in Covid-safe outdoor activities – it was so lovely to see so many of you back!!  We provided free activities for those third sector organisations that were still operating group trips, including an awesome visit from the wonderful team at Young Adult Respite Service

We introduced some great new products into our range; bottles, mugs, sweatshirts and our very first 2021 calendars!!

13 more alpacas joined our Woolly Army, coming to us as part of our rescue and re-homing operation

Moody and Phoenix starred on the Antiques Road Trip in their Lake District episode

Our Full-day llama treks finally got added to our Gift Voucher packages!

Festive Gift Packs made an appearance just in time for Christmas

And here we find ourselves in 2021, in the 3rd lockdown, looking back at 2020 proudly. We adapted, we survived and we had a lot of highs with a few lows. Thank you SO MUCH to all of you that came to visit, supported and kept encouraging us on our social media channels.

It means the world to us and we couldn’t do any of this without you all… Thank YOU from all of us here at Alpacaly Ever After, and sending out our warmest wishes for an easier 2021 for everyone!

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