Once the North East’s largest egg producer, Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth, is now best known and loved as one of our region’s top visitor attractions. This weekend (1-2 July) Whitehouse Farm is throwing open its gates to host a ‘Farmtastic’ Birthday Bash to celebrate its 20th Anniversary, and everyone is invited!
Party goers will be welcomed by Nelson the Pig, Whitehouse Farm’s new official mascot. He’ll be coming out to play and serving up the birthday cake and celebratory party bags for everyone. There are lots of special activities, competitions and new attractions taking place throughout the weekend promising a ‘Farmtastic’ time for all!
On Saturday, everyone’s favourite Bat superhero, whose film premiered 20 years ago, will be swooping by to join in the celebrations along with Hopscotch Entertainment who will be at the Farm providing music and party games followed by Magician Magic Steve on Sunday.
Visitors can also get hands-on feeding and grooming the animals, watch sheep getting sheared for the summer, enjoy a tractor trailer ride or get to grips with the go-karts, adventure playground, bouncy castle, soft play barn and the donut dash slide.
Karen Lovatt, Operations Director at Whitehouse Farm Centre, explains: “We’ve accumulated a loyal following of friends and supporters in two decades so this weekend’s birthday party is all about saying thank you to everyone as we celebrate this important milestone.
“We’ve got an action-packed weekend planned, so whether you first came with your parents, or on a school trip, brought your own children when they were small, or are yet to visit, Whitehouse Farm Centre is keen to welcome friends old and new to join in the festivities and help us to celebrate 20 years of fun on the Farm!”
The first 20 party goers to arrive on both days will receive free entry, and the Farm has also discounted tickets by 20% in-keeping with the birthday theme. The Centre is also giving away 20 pairs of free tickets on Facebook and visitors will have the opportunity to win their own birthday party at the Farm in a special competition.
A family business, in 20 years Whitehouse Farm Centre has grown from a small farm attraction into a home for an impressive range of native and exotic animals. Its furry, feathered, hairy and scaley residents include snakes, skinny pigs, meerkats, skunk, marmoset monkeys, deer, wallabies, llamas, Shetland ponies, owls and parrots, all living happily alongside the more typical farm animals you would expect to find in the Northumberland countryside; sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and cattle.
During the 20th birthday celebrations visitors will have the opportunity to learn about, and get hands-on with the animals. Farm staff will be hosting regular show-and-tell sessions for party goers, where they can learn how to handle, feed and groom many of the cute and cuddly residents and some of the reptiles in the Critter Cavern.
Party goers can join in the birthday fun from 9:30am until 5:00pm on Saturday 1 July and Sunday 2 July. To find out more go to www.whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk, Facebook: whitehousefarm or Twitter @WhitehouseFarm_.