The Ark Open Farm

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

Activities

OPENING HOURS

PRICES

April to October   Monday-Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm Sunday                  2.00pm - 6.00pm November to  March  Monday-Saturday  10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
SOCIAL
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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The Duck Pond Bring bread to the farm and walk onto the duck pond decking to feed all our geese, ducks and swans.. Pets Corner There are always chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs to have plenty of hands on fun with. There are lots of baby animals to cuddle,  lambs & kid goats  to bottle feed, hand feeding chicks at any time, rabbits & guinea pigs to cuddle.. Pony Rides Silver  pony rides for children up to the age of 5 years old - Copper pony rides for children 6 - 10 years. Please note that Pony rides are seasonal and weather dependant Goat Mountain    Great  activity for visitors to get up close to see the goats having fun on their mountain and eating food of everyone's hands! Outdoor Adventure Area Newly refurbished outdoor play area with play equipment for all ages - Bumblebee quad rides Indoor Play Area  Ideal for when the weather isn’t the best with pedal ride on tractors, diggers and dumpers as well as a slide so on those wet days you can still have great fun on the farm! Kangaroo Jumper The Kangaroo Jumper is the safest and most advanced Jumping Pillow/Air Cushion in the world. It is massively popular with our visitors and looks great. It contains state of the art safety measures, is lead and latex free and allergy safe. Nature Trail & Farm Walks Take a walk round our nature trail to see our herds of cows and sheep in our fields then relax for a picnic in the Woodland Walk area Picnic Area Big Green Barn Lots of interaction, education and hands on activities with the animals. Have a go at milking our pretend cow Guided Educational Tours

Children are our main focus at The Ark and we feel their Education into the world of nature, wildlife

and environment is as important as academic subjects. Introduce your pupils to farming, food and the

environment right here at the Ark Farm.

At the Ark Farm we are very passionate about children's education into the world of nature,

farming and the environment. Guided tours are tailored to suit all ages and needs of your group.  Tours

are led by an experienced member of staff who have a wealth of knowledge about the animals and the

farm environment.  We encourage lots of hands on active learning, through cuddling some animals and

feeding lots too. 

We can work the tour around subjects the children are learning in school. For example if its about

a certain animal, life cycle, habitat or time of year we can focus more on this to help give the

children more information on what they are learning.

Prices for groups of 15 children and more are £5.00 per child (add 50p if a break is required)  1 adult free to every 5 children. Each

extra adult is £5.00 We can take in any size group, whether it be one class or a whole school - we have plenty of facilities for 

everyone.

Please note that we have Toilets & Baby Changing Facilities at the Ark Farm
(18 YEARS AND OVER)
Last admission is 4.30pm

NEW FOR 2018 - Fairytale Forest

Come and visit our new magical Fairytale Forest where you can see all your favourite  fairytale characters and animals. Click here for some enchanted pics.

Activities

The Ark Open Farm

The only farm in Northern Ireland to stay open all year long…
The Duck Pond Bring bread to the farm and walk onto the duck pond decking to feed all our geese, ducks and swans.. Pets Corner There are always chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs to have plenty of hands on fun with. There are lots of baby animals to cuddle,  lambs & kid goats  to bottle feed, hand feeding chicks at any time, rabbits & guinea pigs to cuddle.. Pony Rides Silver pony rides for children up to the age of 5 years old - Coppedr pony rides for children 6 - 10 years. Please note that Pony rides are seasonal and weather dependant Goat Mountain    Great  activity for visitors to get up close to see the goats having fun on their mountain and eating food of everyone's hands! Outdoor Adventure Area Newly refurbished outdoor play area with play equipment for all ages - Bumblebee quad rides Indoor Play Area  Ideal for when the weather isn’t the best with pedal  ride on tractors, diggers  and dumpers as well as a slide so on those wet days you can still have great fun on the farm! Kangaroo Jumper The Kangaroo Jumper is the safest and most advanced Jumping Pillow/Air Cushion in the world. It is massively popular with our visitors and looks great. It contains state of the art safety measures, is lead and latex free and allergy safe. Nature Trail & Farm Walks Take a walk round our nature trail to see our herds of cows and sheep in our fields then relax for a picnic in the Woodland Walk area Picnic Area Big Green Barn Lots of interaction, education and hands on activities with the animals. Have a go at milking our  pretend cow Guided Educational Tours

Children are our main

focus at The Ark and we

feel their Education into

the world of nature,

wildlife and 

environment is as

important as academic

subjects. Introduce your

pupils to farming, food 

and the environment right

here at the Ark Farm.

At the Ark Farm we are

very passionate about 

children's education

into the world of

nature, farming and

the environment.

Guided tours are tailored

to suit all ages and needs

of your group.  Tours are

led by an experienced

member of staff who have

a wealth of knowledge

about the animals and the

farm environment.  We

encourage lots of hands on

active learning, through

cuddling some

animals and feeding 

lots too. 

We can work the tour

around subjects the

children are learning in

school. For example if its

about a certain animal, life

cycle, habitat or time of

year we can focus more on

this to help give the

children more information

on what they are learning.

Prices for groups of 15

children and more are

£5.00 per child (add 50p if

a break is required)  1 adult

free to every 5 children.

Each extra adult is £5.00

We can take in any size 

group, whether it be one 

class or a whole school - 

we have plenty of facilities 

for everyone.

Please note that we have Toilets  & Baby Changing Facilities at the Ark Farm

PRICES

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
OPENING HOURS
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

NEW FOR 2018 -

Fairytale Forest

Come and visit our new magical Fairytale Forest where you can see all your favourite  fairytale characters and animals. Click here for some enchanted pics.