ONE of the Tyne Valley’s best known farms is holding an event to give guests an inside glimpse at what goes on during the busy harvest season.

This Saturday, Wheelbirks will hold a host of activities when it opens its doors on Saturday from 10am until 5pm.

The farm, near Stocksfield, is famous for having the oldest established and only pedigree herd of Jersey cows in Northumberland.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the award-winning ice cream it produces, which is available at the onsite ice cream parlour.

The family event at the farm will give the public a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes during harvest time for those involved in agriculture.

There will be a whole host of activities on the day, including tractor and trailer rides every half hour from 11am until 4pm, as well as walking tours with Hugh and Tom Richardson, who farm at Wheelbirks.

There will also be the opportunity to sit in one of the farm’s most important vehicles - the combine harvester – until 1pm.

At 2pm, guests will get a glimpse into the daily routine of the farm’s Jersey cows, and get to see the 120-strong herd milked.

Aside from the timetabled events throughout the day, the farm will have a bouncy castle set up in the orchard, while there’s also the chance to sample the unpasteurised milk sold onsite.

Home-made preserves, including jams, chutneys and jellies made from home-grown fruit will be on offer and home-grown apples from the orchard will also be on sale. A harvest produce-themed menu will be served throughout the day.