Learn all about llamas during a one-hour session in the castle’s barn. Be seated on benches while an entire pack of gorgeous, gentle llamas meander around the room, interacting with each other and amusing you! Let the Llama Queen teach you more than 150 fascinating facts about these mesmerizing creatures.
After your edu-taining experience, pose with the llamas for photos and selfies.
Comfortable clothes are encouraged, with shoes that have a closed toe and closed heel. Thank you for not bringing any food into the castle barn.
Llama Llessons are offered at $20 per person for ages 4 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult who has purchased a ticket online. We do offer a discount for non-profit organizations, veterans, schools, and groups of 50 people.
To choose the date of your visit, please follow the link at the bottom of this page. Llama Llessons are available on weekends year-round plus one weekday during the summer months and holidays.
What Will I Learn at Llama Llessons?
The Llama Queen and Llama Princess will teach you from head to toe about llamas, including how they differ from alpacas, how to identify which country a llama hails from, how they communicate with one another, what they eat, what’s unique about them as compared to other animals, plus many other interesting facts.
When Do You Offer Llama Llessons?
ShangriLlama Castle opens its gates for Llama Llessons on weekends, plus one weekday during the summer months and holidays. To view our up-to-the-minute schedule or to book your session, please go to www.ShangriLlama.com, Book Now, Llama Llessons. All tickets are sold in advance online.
May a Single Person Sign Up For a Llama Llesson?
Most certainly! Llama Llessons are offered to individuals, couples, friends and families who don’t necessarily know each other.
Can Large Groups Book a Llama Llesson?
Private groups of 50 people may schedule a Llama Llesson for any weekend date on our calendar that has not yet been reserved by the general public. Private weekday sessions are also available whenever possible. Please contact llama@ShangriLlama.com with your proposed date and time. If your group has fewer than 50 people, you are welcome to join any public session that has enough tickets for your party.
May I Host My Birthday Party at ShangriLlama Castle?
Birthday celebrants and their guests may choose between attending a regularly scheduled, public Llama Llesson, or reserving a private Llama Birthday Party at the castle. Private birthday parties include a llama-themed cake, llama-nade punch and party pizza, plus llama games and photos with the llamas. Please see the Llama Parties page for more information.
May I Change My Reservation?
Yes, if you have a conflict with the time you chose to attend Llama Llessons, please call the Llama Queen at 972-632-9385, or send an e-mail to her via llama@ShangriLlama.com, along with your chosen, new date. To choose your new date, please go to www.ShangriLlama.com, Book Now, Llama Llessons. The Llama Queen will reschedule your visit and send you a confirmation e-mail.
What If I Have to Cancel My Reservation and Can’t Reschedule For a Later Time?
If you purchased your ticket from ShangriLlama, then ShangriLlama will, of course, immediately and fully refund your ticket price. If you purchased your ticket from another source, please contact them for a refund.
Do You Host Llama Llessons On a Rainy Day?
Llama Llessons take place rain or shine. We have only canceled one session so far because of a severe hail storm. If it is raining when you arrive or when Llama Llessons are over, we will drive you to and from your car in our royal golf carts. The castle barn is fully enclosed and climate-controlled with both central heating and central air conditioning. If you are not comfortable driving in inclement weather, please contact the Llama Queen right away with your chosen, new date from www.ShangriLlama.com, Book Now, Llama Llessons. She will reschedule you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
May I Just Tag Along and Take Pictures?
No. Llama Llessons are an observational activity, and everyone attending receives the full information and experience. So a reservation is required for all present. Please note that we do not have a waiting area for individuals within a group who do not wish to participate in Llama Llessons.
May I Drop Off My Minor Children and Not Attend Myself?
No. Our insurance requires that every minor ages 4 to 15 be accompanied by an adult for their safety and for the safety of the llamas.
What is Your Address?
ShangriLlama Castle is a private facility operated by a family. For the privacy of this family who live at the castle, and for the safety of their beautiful, pedigreed llamas, the castle’s address is only provided when a reservation is made. The castle itself is gated, and the llamas are not visible from the street. All visitors require an advance reservation. Thank you for your understanding.