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

28th ANNIVERSARY FUN WEEK! (13TH - 17TH AUGUST) Come join us for 5 days of non stop fun!! Different activities happening each day to entertain the whole family!! Monday @ 12pm and 2pm its THE TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Tuesday and Friday we will be joined by Silverstream sheepdogs and ducks who will be performing throughout the day. Wednesday is our fairy and superhero day. Come dressed as your favourite fairy Princess or superhero and join us in the Fairytale Forest. Thursday we will be joined by jump jingle and jive for a morning and afternoon session of fun for all the family. All day everyday there will be quad, tractor and pony rides all HALF PRICE Pets corner, creepy crawlies, kangaroo jumper, soft play zone, indoor and outdoor play areas, plenty of animals to see and cuddle. Come on down for a great family day out!!

HALLOWEEN

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DOWN ON THE FARM. Come on down between Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October for our annual Halloween event but this year with something a bit different. NO BOOKING REQUIRED Adults £5.50 Children £8 ( price includes all activities listed below) Everyday we will have  Pumpkin hunt to win a chocolate lolly  Spooky witches stories  Visit the really creepy crawly loft animals  Take a ride on the Spooky train ride  See what's lurking within the fairytale forest  Spider buns and blood juice Do you dare cuddle the baby rabbits and chicks!  Plus all the usual fun of the farm Much more to see on the day! AND FOR ONE DAY ONLY WEDNESDAY 31ST 11-1PM AND 2-4PM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM LOC-DOWN SUPERHEREOS 2 DINOSAURS, RANGERS, FOSSIL HUNT AND TALKS!! 
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CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS AT THE ARK OPEN FARM   Santa arrives Saturday 1st December at 11.00am 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 4.30pm 
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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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Come and visit our new magical Fairytale Forest where you can see all your favourite  fairytale characters and animals.  Please click here to view some pictures of the fairytale forest
LATEST NEW ATTRACTION IN 2018

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.
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

28th ANNIVERSARY FUN WEEK! (13TH - 17TH AUGUST) Come join us for 5 days of non stop fun!! Different activities happening each day to entertain the whole family!! Monday @ 12pm and 2pm its THE TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Tuesday and Friday we will be joined by Silverstream sheepdogs and ducks who will be performing throughout the day. Wednesday is our fairy and superhero day. Come dressed as your favourite fairy Princess or superhero and join us in the Fairytale Forest. Thursday we will be joined by jump jingle and jive for a morning and afternoon session of fun for all the family. All day everyday there will be quad, tractor and pony rides all HALF PRICE Pets corner, creepy crawlies, kangaroo jumper, soft play zone, indoor and outdoor play areas, plenty of animals to see and cuddle. Come on down for a great family day out!!

HALLOWEEN

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DOWN ON THE FARM.  Come on down between Saturday 27th and Wednesday 31st October for our annual Halloween event but this year with something a bit different. NO BOOKING REQUIRED Adults £5.50 Children £8 ( price includes all activities listed below) Everyday we will have  Pumpkin hunt to win a chocolate lolly  Spooky witches stories  Visit the really creepy crawly loft animals  Take a ride on the Spooky train ride  See what's lurking within the fairytale forest  Spider buns and blood juice Do you dare cuddle the baby rabbits and chicks!  Plus all the usual fun of the farm Much more to see on the day! AND FOR ONE DAY ONLY WEDNESDAY 31ST 11-1PM AND 2-4PM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM LOC-DOWN SUPERHEREOS 2 DINOSAURS, RANGERS, FOSSIL HUNT AND TALKS!!  . 
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CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS AT THE ARK OPEN FARM   Santa arrives Saturday 1st December at 11.00am 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 4.30pm 
The Fairytale Forest  at The Ark Open Farm
Come and visit our new magical Fairytale Forest where you can see all your favourite  fairytale characters and animals.  Please click here to view some pictures of the fairytale forest
LATEST NEW ATTRACTION  IN 2018
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