Welcome to The Ark Open Farm

 

The Ark Open Farm is owned and operated by Stewart

and Lorraine Donaldson. We opened the farm to the

public on 14th August 1990 and since then it has grown

in size and in popularity.

Our main aim is the preservation of rare and endangered species of domestic

animals. Set in forty acres of unspoiled countryside it is home to

approximately two hundred animals of all kinds - cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry,

goats, donkeys, alpacas, ponies and many more. All are so tame and

friendly.

 

We also have lots of cute and cuddly rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, pet lambs,

kid goats, ponies to ride, (seasonal and weather dependant) so you can get

up close and have lots of interaction, supervised by our friendly helpful staff.

The Ark Farm is unique, being the only one of it’s kind specializing in animals

no longer seen in Northern Ireland’s fields and the only farm staying open all

year round.

 

© The Ark Open Farm 2016
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Opening Times  April - Oct Mon-Sat  10.00am - 6.00pm Sun          2.00pm - 6.00pm Nov - Mar Mon-Sat  10.00am - 5.00pm Sun          2.00pm - 5.00pm Prices New Prices below are applicable from 17th March 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day) Adults £6.00 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.50 Senior Citizen £5.50 Family Ticket £22.00 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children Child Minder admission £4 (free when bringing paying child -production of ID card is essential for entrance) SEASON TICKETS  Family of 2 adults to a maximum of 3 children  105.00 (an extra charge may incur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) Please click here for more information on Yearly Tickets Birthday Parties   £95 for up to 20 people - each extra person £1 per head (Cooked children meals for catering are £3.00) School / Group Rates Start at 15 children or more, £5.00 per child - add 50p per child if break of crisps & juice is required. (A healthy option available at 60p) 1 adult to every 5 children FREE, each extra adult is £5.00. 
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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
Animal Road Show
Mini Beasts
Out & About

Please click here for

more information

Please click here for

more information

Please click here for

more information

About Us

Welcome to The Ark Open Farm

 

The Ark Open Farm is owned and

operated by Stewart and Lorraine

Donaldson. We opened the farm

to the public on 14th August

1990 and since then it has grown

in size and in popularity.

Our main aim is the preservation of rare and

endangered species of domestic animals. Set

in forty acres of unspoiled countryside it is

home to approximately two hundred animals of

all kinds - cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats,

donkeys, alpacas, ponies and many more. All

are so tame and friendly.

 

We also have lots of cute and cuddly rabbits,

chicks, guinea pigs, pet lambs, kid goats,

ponies to ride, (seasonal and weather

dependant) so you can get up close and have

lots of interaction, supervised by our friendly

helpful staff. The Ark Farm is unique, being the

only one of it’s kind specializing in animals no

longer seen in Northern Ireland’s fields and the

only farm staying open all year round.

 

Opening Times April - Oct Mon-Sat  10.00am - 6.00pm Sun          2.00pm - 6.00pm Nov - Mar Mon-Sat  10.00am - 5.00pm Sun          2.00pm - 5.00pm Prices New Prices below are applicable from 17th March 2016 ( St. Patrick’s Day) Adults £6.00 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.50 Senior Citizen £5.50 Family Ticket £22.00 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children Child Minder admission £4 (free when bringing paying child. production of ID card is essential for entrance) SEASON TICKETS - Family of 2 adults to a maximum of 3 children  105.00 (an extra charge may incur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) Please click here for more information on Yearly Tickets Birthday Parties  £95 for up to 20 people - each extra person £1 per head (Cooked children meals for catering are £3.00) School / Group Rates Start at 15 children or more, £5.00 per child - add 50p per child if break of crisps and juice is required ( healthy option availableat 60p) 1 adult to every 5 children FREE, each extra adult is £5.00. 
Animal Road Show
Mini Beasts
Out & About
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
028 9182 0445
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© The Ark Open Farm 2016
The New Ark was officially opened by Alderman Alan Graham to the public on Monday 10th August 2015.
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