Baby alpacas steal the show at Creswick

TINY alpacas Bee and Minty will be the star attraction at the Creswick Woollen Mills this weekend.

The adorable and furry crias (baby alpacas) will make their debut on Saturday and Sunday to wrap up the winter school holiday program held at the mills.

Hundreds of children and their families have flocked to the historic mills during the holidays to pat and hand-feed outdoor adult alpacas Chocolate, Caramel, Phoenix and another multi-coloured alpaca named Chocolate-Vanilla-Caramel.

But on Friday special guests Minty and Bee arrived for the weekend.

Three-month-old Minty is the older of the two and since Bee's birth three weeks ago, the pair have been inseparable.

Creswick Woollen Mills manufacturing manager Debbie Hatfield said the duo are fed on special formula milk four times a day and lucerne.

"They are just adorable," Ms Hatfield said.

"They are very placid girls and they love people. Children will be able to pat them and play with them. They are very friendly and tame."

Visitors are able to take a tour of the mills which includes a look at the historical and current wool machinery .

Special guest Dorothy the Dinosaur will also be at the mills this weekend, from 10am to 3pm, and there will be free face painting for children from 1.30pm.

The Creswick Woollen Mills is located on Railway Parade, Creswick.

The mills are open Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm


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