Wildwood Alpacas Therapy and Education
Alpaca assisted therapy and education courses specialising in helping children and young people who won’t engage or show little interest or can be disruptive in mainstream educational setting.
Alpacas are intelligent and inquisitive unlike humans they are non-judgemental and don’t confuse through verbal communications. They offer attention and unconditional acceptance whoever you are!
It is well documented that being with animals can reduce blood pressure, lower pulse rates and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety.
We have found profound benefits with working with Alpacas:
- Improved mood and outlook
- Greatly increased confidence and self-esteem
- Increased empathy
- Reduction in anger issues
- Gaining trust
Courses for private individuals, schools and organisations.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Wildwood Alpacas
- WV7 3AH Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
Situated close to excellent road networks A41 and M54 on 10 acre Alpaca Farm
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Open 9.00am-5.00pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
1 hour depending on need usually course of 6 weeks
- Service is Free
- Costs dependant on type of course required please contact to discuss.
- Referral required
- Other notes
Where clients are suffering from depression, research indicates Alpacas have the potential to draw the person out of themselves, either by watching, stroking or speaking to the animals, this takes focus away from themselves and initiate focus on their external environment. This helps with clients who are feeling depressed or overwhelmed reducing anxiety and stress by being around the Alpacas. Animals are a great way of engaging young people-particularly those with behavioural and or learning difficulties.
Our approach is very much one-to-one and is always based on detailed background information from teachers or care workers to ensure that each young person gets a highly differentiated learning experience. We can an exciting and bespoke way to approaching the National Curriculum that involves more than just learning it may involve just being with the animals and allowing their calmness to “rub off” or taking part in some of the educational activities or developing an individually adapted activity programme to suit your particular needs. We will work alongside you to assess, support and tailor some provision for even the most difficult to reach children and adults. From an hour work shop to a 6-week course we provide exciting and engaging courses to boost the learner’s self-confidence and life skills.
ASDAN accredited courses available in Animal Care. Sarah has vast experience of working with SEND or disengaged students and has had specialist Solution Focus Training having worked in many different Educational environments and teaching Science in Secondary School KS3 & KS4. All courses available to children with moderate learning difficulties and a statement of Special Educational Needs SEND or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).