The Llama Park is set in 30 acres of beautiful countryside with views across Ashdown Forest to Gills Lap. It has more than 100 llamas and alpacas, as well five reindeer, a farm trail, adventure play area, picnic area and coffee shop. You can even take a llama for a walk! The park is open daily (except at Christmas), from 10am to 5pm, or dusk if earlier. Llama walks must be booked in advance.
Christopher Robin was born in 1920. His nurse was called Olive, but in the poems that A.A. wrote her name was changed to Alice for easier rhyming. He spent much of his childhood at the family home in Hartfield. From there it was just a short walk onto the Forest.
Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926 with illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Neither Christopher Robin nor his father could remember the origin of the name, though “Winnie” is said to be named after a bear brought from Winnipeg by a Canadian soldier called Lieutenant Colebourn, and then resident in London Zoo.
On Ashdown Forest, on the A22 approximately five miles south of East Grinstead
From Hadlow Down head west towards the A22, then north towards Wych Cross.
The park is 300 yards south of the junction with the A275.