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
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
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
Prices (from 1st April 2017) Adults £6.50 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £6.00 Senior Citizen £6.00 Family Ticket £24.50 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children Child Minder - 10% reduction on normal admissions when Identity Card is shown SEASON TICKETS  Family of 2 adults to a maximum of 3 children  115.00 (an extra charge may incur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) Individual Yearly Ticket For Adult £40.00 Child 3 Yrs And Over £40.00 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  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 will be charged at £5.00. 
Animal Road Show
Creepy Crawley Loft
Events
© The Ark Open Farm 2016
Customer Reviews
Please read some  recent comments from our customers
Simply the Best !
The Ark Open Farm recently received The Family First Award  for ‘The Best Family Day Out Attraction in Northern Ireland’ at The Stormont Hotel.  Thank you to all those who voted for us.
What’s happening down at The  Ark Open  Farm   There’s always something happening at The Ark Open Farm whatever the time of year so please keep checking our Events Page to find out what’s going on down on the farm.                                                    We are the only farm to stay Open all year round.
WILL YOU COME AND JOIN IN OUR TEDDY BEARS PICNIC???? THE ARK OPEN FARM FRIDAY 14 TH  JULY 2017 FROM 2 P.M. ONWARDS. SEE THE DANCING TEDDY BEAR BAND, PUPPET SHOWS AND MEET ALL OUR FRIENDLY ANIMALS! NORMAL ADMISSIONS APPLY                 ADULTS £6.50 CHILDREN 3YEARS & OVER £6 FAMILY TICKET 2 ADULT TO A MAXIMUM OF 3 CHILDREN £24.50               **IF WET WEATHER THIS WILL TAKE PLACE INDOORS**

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.

 

Animal Road Show
Creepy Crawley Loft
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
© The Ark Open Farm 2016
Opening Times & Prices
Opening Time 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 1st April 2017 Adults £6.50 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £6.00 Senior Citizen £6.00 Family Ticket £24.50 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children Child Minder - 10% reduction on normal admissions when Identity Card is shown SEASON TICKETS - Family of 2 adults to a maximum of 3 children  115.00 (an extra charge may incur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) Individual Yearly Ticket For Adult £40.00 Child 3 Yrs And Over £40.00 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 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. 
Customer Reviews
Please read some  recent comments from our customers
The New Ark was officially opened by Alderman Alan Graham to the public on Monday 10th August 2015.
The Ark Open Farm recently received The Family First Award  for The Best Family Day Out Attraction in Northern Ireland’ at The Stormont Hotel.  Thank you to all those who voted for us.
Simply the Best !
The New Ark
More Awards for the Ark Open Farm The Ark Open Farm were delighted to receive the Ards Business Award for Commitment to the Ards Business Community 2016