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18-foot long dinosaur to invade Morpeth visitor attraction

Tyrannosaurus called “Rex” from Jurassic Farm.

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September visitors to Whitehouse Farm Centre in Morpeth will get more than they bargained for as Jurassic Farm heads into town.

The resident sheep, emus, pigs and rabbits will be towered over by a roar-some 8-foot tall by 18-foot long Tyrannosaurus called “Rex”.

This unique experience will allow people to get up close and personal like never before to this prehistoric creature that once roamed the Earth over 65 million years ago. When mobile phones were just a mere twinkle in a caveman’s eye. But plenty of selfie opportunities will be on offer throughout the weekend.

It promises to be educational, exciting and eerie as Rex is an exact replica of what an infant Tyrannosaurus Rex would look like aged nine years old. Witnessing the mechanical menace will be like seeing the king of the dinosaurs actually in the flesh as it hunts the Northumberland undergrowth for food. Don’t worry all of the Farm’s cuddly friends and critters will be safe from harm.

“Whitehouse Farm is definitely not the land that time forgot as we prepare for another action-packed weekend of fun and entertainment,” said Dawn Peters, Events Coordinator at Whitehouse Farm Centre.

Jurassic Farm follows on from the record-breaking August Bank Holiday weekend that saw the Farm’s “Magical Unicorn Weekend” make a staggering 69% income increase and 61.5% attendance rise compared to the same time last year. All of this hard work and well earnt achievements have been recently recognised as Whitehouse Farm Centre won the Tourism and Hospitality category of the North East Rural Awards 2018.

Dawn added: “Jurassic Farm is just another excellent example of how we are using the Centre to attract new and existing visitors by offering them something extra special to enjoy. We are always listening to our customers and looking to deliver any welcomed additions to our programme and facilities that will enhance their visitor experience.”

A meet and greet with a difference won’t be the only reason why all North-East Dino fans should visit Whitehouse Farm. They will also be able to enjoy a long list of activities including create your own fossils, design a Dino competition, party games, fossil excavating, magic shows, glitter tattoos (£1 charge) and the Animaltastic Gameshow. You can even grab the ultimate souvenir by posing in the special Dino photo booth.

If this wasn’t enough there will be a prehistoric inspired performance as people, young and old will be invited to join Dino Dave and Dino Daisy to help stop the evil plans of Dr Extinction to wipe dinosaurs off the face of the planet, forever.

Alongside Jurassic Farm people can also take part in all of the usual family favourites including small animal handling, the cool critters show, bird of prey demonstrations and the Meerkat talk.

In recent months Whitehouse Farm has been working with Autism Northumberland to try and get the Centre to become more autism aware. One of the first steps will be to open up Sunday morning’s Jurassic Farm adventure between 10am and 11am, and turn it into a Relaxed Roar (essential – tickets must be pre-booked for this session). Only a limited number of tickets for the autism aware event have been released to ensure the session is calm, quiet and without any queues.

For all ticket enquires for Jurassic Farm please contact Whitehouse Farm Centre by calling 01670 789998. The opening times are 10am to 5pm (Monday to Sunday).