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.
Published: Tuesday 10/07/2018
By Visit Northumberland
You are all invited to the party of the year, as Whitehouse Farm celebrates its 21st Birthday. Our two day event is jam packed with fun for the whole family. Activities you can enjoy include: -Be the first to watch/participate in our first Family Fun Game Show - with prizes to be won! -Magic shows with our very own Magic Steve -You're all invited to join Nelson the Pig our mascot with his party games -All the fun of the fair, with our fairground rides! Get dizzy on the tea cups, ride the swings and many more (one free ride per child, additional rides are £1 per go) -Try your luck on Penalty Shoot Out and the Striker Stall (£1 per go) -Be dazzled by our Stilt Walkers appearing around the farm at regular intervals -Circus Skills workshops free activity, limited availability spaces must be booked - sessions at 11:30am and 2:00pm book via DigiTickets https://whitehousefarmcentre.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Enjoy some of our Big Birthday Cake! -Plus all the animal related fun you all love - Meet the Meerkats, Have a Hoot with the Owls, Animal ---Handling Session, Cool Critters Show and much much more.