Partygoers help farm celebrate its 21st birthday

Fun and celebrations at the 21st birthday party at Whitehouse Farm over the weekend.
Fun and celebrations at the 21st birthday party at Whitehouse Farm over the weekend.

Almost 1,000 partygoers joined in celebrations as Whitehouse Farm Centre came of age.

The farm, near Morpeth, hosted a two-day 21st birthday party at the weekend that was packed with fun and games for the whole family.

Having fun at Whitehouse Farm.

Having fun at Whitehouse Farm.

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.

Activities included a 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.

Magic Steve was 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.

Partygoers also tucked into birthday cake and got hands-on feeding and grooming the animals.

21st birthday fun at Whitehouse Farm.

21st birthday fun at Whitehouse Farm.

Event coordinator Dawn Peters 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, it is home to a range of native and exotic animals, including snakes, meerkats, marmoset monkeys, wallabies, llamas, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and cattle.

Getting up close to the animals.

Getting up close to the animals.

Stilt walkers joined the celebrations.

Stilt walkers joined the celebrations.