The Ark Open Farm

The only farm in Northern Ireland to stay open all year long….

OUR ANIMALS

The Ark Farm 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.  more info...

ACTIVITIES

The Duck Pond Nature Trail Pets Corner Pony Rides Goat Mountain Picnic Area Guided Educational Tours Outdoor Adventure Area Kangaroo Jumper Indoor Play Area Nature & Farm Walks more info…

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Let us entertain you and your guests for a two hour duration @ The  Ark. Excellent New Birthday Party Facilities, lots of space, fully furnished with matching table and benches, heated for comfort and lots of fun. more info…

COTTAGE CAFE

Our Cottage Cafe / Restaurant is somewhere to relax and enjoy a cuppa and tantalize your taste buds with genuine home cooked delights. It is open every weekend and during school holidays.

ANIMAL ROADSHOW

From September to March, Lorraine  dedicates her time to Small Animal Road Shows. She will come out to schools, nurseries, nursing homes, playgroups, anywhere you ask. 

CREEPY CRAWLY LOFT

Our Creepy Crawly Loft is full of reptiles, minibeasts and some cuddly animals too so children can get up close with something a bit different and see animals they may have never seen before.

Things to do down on the farm ……

WHAT’S HAPPENING DOWN ON THE FARM

OPENING HOURS

EASTER

HAVE A CRACKING EASTER AT THE ARK OPEN FARM. Come and join in our Easter Fun events. Baby lambs to bottle feed, baby rabbits and baby chicks to cuddle, lots of baby animals and creepy crawlies. Take part in the bunny hunt for 70p and win a prize!! Tour the farm on board the Bumble Bee Quad Train, great indoor and outdoor adventure play areas. Have fantastic fun on our Kangaroo Jumper. Come on board our great big Ark and enjoy the view. Lots more fun when you get here. Last years prices continue £6 per child 3+years.£6.50 an adult or family ticket. £24.50

SUMMER EVENTS

JULY - TEDDY BEAR PICNIC. Come on down for an afternoon of puppet shows, balloon modelling, dancing teddy bear band and meet all our friendly animals! Bring your own picnic and of course Teddy Bear and relax outside on the grass after the shows!!! Great fun for all ages! AUGUST - ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT THE FARM Week long fun on the farm - pony rides, quad train rides, Kangaroo Jumper, indoor & outdoor Play areas for all ages, face painting BBQ served throughout the day

HALLOWEEN

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DOWN ON THE FARM. Our halloween event consists of Witches stories (last stories 3pm) - Creepy Crawly Loft - Spooky train ride - Scary Carnival games - Spider Buns and blood juice - Scary costume competition - Silver pony rides for under 5s - Much much more! ADULTS £5.50  CHILDREN £8.00  Childrens price includes all of above apart from a pony ride as this is weather dependant. 

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS AT THE ARK OPEN FARM   Magical Christmas Event .  Santa will arrive down the chimney in the Ark Farmyard  to meet all the boys and girls and then take them off on a short walk to the great Big Ark for Chat and Present.

PRICES

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  Last admission is 1 hour before closing. 
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ADDRESS 296 Bangor Road Newtownards County Down N Ireland BT23 7PH
CONTACT e: ark_farm@hotmail.com t: 028 9182 0445
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OUR ANIMALS

The Ark Farm 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. more info...

ACTIVITIES

The Duck Pond Nature Trail Pets Corner Pony Rides Goat Mountain Picnic Area Guided Educational Tours Outdoor Adventure Area Kangaroo Jumper Indoor Play Area Nature & Farm Walks more info…

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Let us entertain you and your guests for a two hour duration @ The  Ark. Excellent New Birthday Party Facilities, lots of space, fully furnished with matching table and benches, heated for comfort and lots of fun. more info…

COTTAGE CAFE

Our Cottage Cafe / Restaurant is somewhere to relax and enjoy a cuppa and tantalize your taste buds with genuine home cooked delights. It is open every weekend and during school holidays.

ANIMAL ROADSHOW

From September to March, Lorraine  dedicates her time to Small Animal Road Shows. She will come out to schools, nurseries, nursing homes, playgroups, in fact  anywhere you ask. more info…  

CREEPY

CRAWLY LOFT

Our Creepy Crawly Loft is full of reptiles, minibeasts and some cuddly animals too so children can get up close with something a bit different and see animals they may have never seen before.
OUTDOOR PLAY AREA Newly refurbished outdoor play area with play equipment for all ages 
INFANT-FREE  (UNDER 3)
CHILD - £6.00  (3 YEARS AND OVER)
ADULT - £6.50 
FAMILY - £24.50 2 ADULTS AND A MAXIMUM OF 3 CHILDREN

WHAT’S

HAPPENING

DOWN ON THE

FARM

Things to do down on

the farm ……

EASTER

HAVE A CRACKING EASTER AT THE ARK OPEN FARM. Come and join in our Easter Fun events. Baby lambs to bottle feed, baby rabbits and baby chicks to cuddle, lots of baby animals and creepy crawlies. Take part in the bunny hunt for 70p and win a prize!! Tour the farm on board the Bumble Bee Quad Train, great indoor and outdoor adventure play areas. Have fantastic fun on our Kangaroo Jumper. Come on board our great big Ark and enjoy the view. Lots more fun when you get here. Last years prices continue £6 per child 3+years.£6.50 an adult or family ticket. £24.50

SUMMER EVENTS

JULY - TEDDY BEAR PICNIC.  Come on down for an afternoon of puppet shows, balloon modelling, dancing teddy bear band and meet all our friendly animals! Bring your own picnic and of course Teddy Bear and relax outside on the grass after the shows!!! Great fun for all ages! AUGUST - ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT THE FARM Week long fun on the farm - pony rides, quad train rides, Kangaroo Jumper, indoor & outdoor Play areas for all ages, face painting BBQ served throughout the day

HALLOWEEN

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DOWN ON THE FARM.  Our halloween event consists of  Witches stories (last stories 3pm) - Creepy Crawly Loft - Spooky train ride - Scary Carnival games - Spider Buns and blood juice - Scary costume competition - Silver pony rides for under 5s - Much much more! ADULTS £5.50  CHILDREN £8.00  Childrens price includes all of above apart from a pony ride as this is weather dependant. 

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS AT THE ARK OPEN FARM   Magical Christmas Event .   Santa will arrive down the chimney in the Ark Farmyard  to meet all the boys and girls and then take them off on a short walk to the great Big Ark for Chat and Present.
OPENING HOURS

The Ark Open Farm

The only farm in Northern Ireland to stay open all year long…

PRICES

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
2018 - Ark Open Farm
 last admission is 1 hour before closing. 
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