Almost one thousand partygoers from across the region joined in the 21st Birthday celebrations at Whitehouse Farm Centre, near Morpeth last weekend (7 to 8 July).
The Farm, which is best known and loved as one of the region’s top visitor attractions, hosted a two-day birthday party spectacular that was jam-packed with fun and games for the whole family!
Whitehouse Farm’s mascot, Nelson the Pig, led the festivities as visitors of all ages took part in his birthday fun fair, party games and fairground rides in the glorious summer sunshine.
Partygoer Jane Melling and her family are regular visitors to the Farm through their annual membership. She said: “Well done on this weekend's 21st Birthday Celebrations. I’ve always loved the Farm and its special events and this event was no exception. The magic shows were so funny; all the kids were totally loving it and laughing.
“The Circus skills were brilliant and have inspired my kids to try more of them. There was so much more going on with face painting, party games, fairground rides and stilt walkers and not forgetting the amazing cake! We had a fabulous day.”
Other activities included the Farm’s first family fun game show, which was based on popular TV programmes involving categories called ‘The Dice is Right’, ‘Family Misfortunes’ and ‘Whose Pie is it Anyway’. The Farm’s very own Magic Steve was also on-hand both days with his dazzling magic shows and guests were awed by stilt walkers who taught tricks in a series of circus skills workshops.
Party goers also tucked into delicious birthday cake and got hands-on feeding and grooming the animals.
Dawn Peters, Events Coordinator at Whitehouse Farm Centre, said: “Wow! We have had a fantastic 21st birthday and I would like to thank all our friends both old and new who came along to help us celebrate this fantastic milestone in our history. We have had a truly wonderful and very memorable weekend.”
A family business, in 21 years Whitehouse Farm Centre has grown from a small farm attraction into an award winning visitor attraction welcoming around 100,000 visitors annually.
Spread over 40 acres, the Farm is home to an impressive range of native and exotic animals. Its furry, feathered, hairy and scaly residents include snakes, skinny pigs, meerkats, 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.