CALLANISH ALPACAS is a family run alpaca visitor centre located directly on the Hebridean Way in sight of Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis. Mollans Takeaway at Callanish Alpacas plans to re-open in March/April 2021.
CALLANISH ALPACAS (www.facebook.com/callanishalpacas) remains open for drop-in visits/informal tours (no booking required) to see the animals, although we won’t for now be offering booked feeding slots for practical and safety reasons.
Opening hours are currently 11am - 3pm Friday to Sunday due to limited daylight hours.
We have 6 of our own female alpacas (Caskie, Bella, Carla, Petra, Martina and Pandora) and have recently returned 3 males that we borrowed in April (Archie, Samuel and Munro)…so next year expect baby alpacas (cria)!
At present count we also have 30 unusual looking chickens (Silkies, Pekins, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Polish Crested and a lemon millefleur booted bantam Sablepoot!), a peacock and a peahen (Topaz and Lazuli), 6 four-horned Hebridean sheep (Dafydd, Dai, Delilah, Dewi, Raleigh and their impressive father Leo), Dougal the sheep (who thinks that he’s anything other than a sheep), 3 smiling goats (Ghia, Peanut and Honey), 20 Indian runner ducks (some with pom-poms on their heads), 10 Call ducks, 6 Mandarin ducks, 2 Carolina ducks, 2 Khaki Campbell crosses, 4 rescued wild ducks from last year and 5 rescued wild ducks from this year...having released the other 26 at last! We unexpectedly rescued 11 newborn wild ducklings in October; one of them (Ora) is a very rare white mallard! They will stay with us until the spring. All 109 animals have names!
Please note that the whereabouts of the animals is weather-dependent.
There is no charge but a voluntary donation towards the cost of keeping the alpacas and other animals is welcomed.
We are located at 20 Callanish on the A858 100 yards past the main Callanish Stones turn-off coming from the Stornoway direction.
Mollans Takeaway at Callanish Alpacas plans to re-open in March/April 2021.
Hope to see you soon!