About Us

Park Side Suri Alpaca is owned and run by Viv and Ian Hamilton.

BaliusWe have an exclusively suri herd of over 30 animals of all colours and ages and boys as well as girls. We have an 11 acre smallholding overlooking the picturesque river Pant in North Essex.

Like many alpaca owners we originally kept horses here, but in 2014, we made the decision to convert it to an alpaca farm. Viv used to be a consultant in safety systems but needed a drastic change of lifestyle because of an injury that refused to heal. In addition to managing the pastures for the alpacas Ian works as a systems engineer.

Since we started our herd we have been successful at shows (both halter and fleece) and our girls (with a little help from the boys!) have produced some fantastic cria.  When we sell alpacas we want to make sure they go to homes where they and their owners will be happy and we provide high quality support both before and after sales to help make this happen.

You can find out more about what was involved in starting and running an alpaca farm by following our blogs – Ian’s Diary and Viv’s Views.