Reindeer & Alpaca Hire
Our small herd of Reindeer and Alpacas interact with our visitors to Cob House every day and love the attention! Reindeer love nothing more than to be stroked on the noses and fed a little food, Alpacas are a little more aloof! Reindeer hire is around Christmas time due to their antlers being soft in the summer whilst their new set forms, this is hardened by October and they are then suitable to transport.
Our animals together with their handlers can come along to your venue to offer that unique magical experience to make your event memorable. Reindeer, as you know from Santa’s sleigh, do not like to operate alone so we will always bring them in pairs, as we do with the Alpacas. The handlers are on hand to ensure that the welfare of the animals and customer safety is priority but also to answer those little questions that inquisitive minds have. The boys have large majestic antlers usually in velvet (can’t guarantee!) whilst the girls are smaller and slightly more dainty without the velvet at Christmas time. Alpacas are really fluffy and are generally sheared around July time.
Our herd of Reindeer & Alpacas continually expands and you can come along and see some of them any day at Cob House completely free of charge. Dasher who was born on the 28th April 2014, is the first Reindeer born in Worcester and he has started his training, we have just had another little male born on the 7th May 2017, he is called Rudy (Rudolph). You can come along and see him out in the paddock with his Mum Comet and Dad Arthur.
What do we provide?
We will provide 2 Reindeer or Alpacas for up to 3 hours A 12ft x 12ft enclosure for them
Straw bedding, (if required a waterproof ground sheet can also be provided). Hand sanitisation
Generic Risk Assessment can be provided if requested but we always advise you to carry out your own assessment.
Fully insured to the amount of £5m All relevant licenses
Food for your guests/visitors to feed the Reindeer & Alpacas (until they are full!) Information board
2017 season prices
Up to 15th December for up to 3 hours
Standard Charge £525.00 plus VAT (£630 incl vat) Up to 5pm – After 5pm £600 plus VAT (£720 incl vat)
16th – 23rd December (up to 5pm on 23rd) £750.00 plus VAT (£900 incl vat)
25 & 26th December (within 10 mile radius of Worcester) £2,000.00 plus VAT (£2400 incl vat) for up to 2 hours
Transport to and from the venue will be charged at £1 per mile plus VAT
*Remember to wash your hands after being around the animals and before eating*