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 2015
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028 9182 0445
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 Mon 1st April 2015 Adults £5.70 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.00 Senior Citizen £5.00 Family Ticket £21.00 2 adults and a maximum of 4 children Please note the easter egg hunt is an extra 60p 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, £4.60 per child - add 40p per child if break is required ( healthy option available at 50p) 1 adult to every 5 children FREE, each extra adult is £4.60. 
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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
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Mini Beasts
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COME AND JOIN IN OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FROM MONDAY 10TH AUGUST TO FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST 2015 WE HAVE REALLY PUSHED THE BOAT OUT AND HAVE BUILT A GREAT BIG ARK. NEW AT THE PARK A KANGAROO BOUNCER FOR HOURS OF FUN FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK BAR-B-QUE, FACE PAINTING, BALLOON MODELLING, CARTOON CHARACTERS, BOUNCY CASTLE AND SLIDE, PONY RIDES, BUMBLE BEE QUAD RIDES AND LOTS LOTS MORE. THE OFFICIAL OPENING of The Ark by the Lord Mayor Alderman Alan Graham is at 12 noon on Monday 10th August. 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 Mon 1st April 2015 Adults £5.70 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.00 Senior Citizen £5.00 Family Ticket £21.00 2 adults and a maximum of 4 children Please note the easter egg hunt is an extra 60p 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, £4.60 per child - add 40p per child if break is required( healthy option available at 50p) 1 adult to every 5 children FREE, each extra adult is £4.60. 
Animal Road Show
Mini Beasts
Out & About
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
028 9182 0445
About Us Activities News & Events Birthdays Education Contact Us
© The Ark Open Farm 2015
COME AND JOIN IN OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FROM MON 10TH AUGUST TO FRI 14TH AUGUST 2015 WE HAVE REALLY PUSHED THE BOAT OUT AND HAVE BUILT A GREAT BIG ARK.THE OFFICIAL OPENING WILL BE ON MONDAY 10tH AUG @ 12 Noon. NEW AT THE PARK A KANGAROO BOUNCER FOR HOURS OF FUN FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK BAR-B-QUE, FACE PAINTING, BALLOON MODELLING, CARTOON CHARACTERS, BOUNCY CASTLE AND SLIDE, PONY RIDES, BUMBLE BEE QUAD RIDES AND LOTS LOTS MORE. Please click here for more information   
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