Susan and Bobby Schuck with two of their llamas at the award-winning Llama Park.

Llama Park award winners invited to House of Lords

The Llama Park at Wych Cross, near Uckfield, is through to the national final of awards organised by the Countryside Alliance.

The park has been named South East Regional Champion in the Tourism Enterprise Category and will attend the “grand final reception” at the House of Lords on March 22.

Winners will be judged by Countryside Alliance chief executive Tim Bonner, Daily Telegraph associate editor Philip Johnson, farmer and campaigner Peter Gott, and Farmers Guardian editor Emma Penny.

Rural Oscars

The awards, known as the Rural Oscars, will be presented by Andrea Leadsom, secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs.

They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises, and, most of all, its people, can flourish.

The Llama Park was nominated for its award by Wealden MP Nus Ghani who said she was delighted it had won and was going on to the national final.

She said: “The park is a great local employer, making a fantastic contribution to the local economy, and is a fantastic place to shop, eat, and grab a coffee and cake for locals and tourists alike.”


Wealden MP Nus Ghani, pictured during a Christmas visit to The Llama Park.

Bobby Schuck, managing partner at The Llama Park said he, his wife and his daughter were delighted to receive the award on behalf of all the park’s hardworking staff and llamas.

He added: “It has been very rewarding to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation as we have worked extremely hard over the last four years to develop The Llama Park and make it a place to come for local and regional residents as well as international visitors.

“We regularly get visitors from all over the world, including South America, China, Japan, Australia and all over Europe who have heard about The Llama Park and make sure to include it in their UK holiday, or visit, itinerary.

“We are also an official Tourist Information Bureau for the local area and have thousands of people coming here for help with everything from where to hire bicycles to how to find Pooh Corner.”

Read more about The Llama Park here: New look for Llama Park at Wych Cross

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