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 PLEASE  CLICK HERE  FOR CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
Prices   Adults £6.00 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.50 Senior Citizen £5.50 Family Ticket £22.50 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  105.00 (an extra charge mayincur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) 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 Start at 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 is £5.00. 
Animal Road Show
Creepy Crawley Loft
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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.
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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.
Christmas at The Ark Open Farm Santa Claus ARRIVES AT THE ARK OPEN FARM ON SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER AT 11 AM
Click here to view prices, opening times and all the information you need to visit the farm during December and meet the friendliest Santa on board the newly built ARK
PLEASE  CLICK HERE  FOR CHRISTMAS PRICES
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.

 

Animal Road Show
Creepy Crawley Loft
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH
© The Ark Open Farm 2016
Opening Times & Prices
Opening Times FOR CHRISTMAS OPENGING TIMES & PRICES PLEASE CLICK HERE 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 17th March 2016 ( St. Patrick’s Day) Adults £6.00 Children Under 3 Years FREE Child (3 years & over) £5.50 Senior Citizen £5.50 Family Ticket £22.50 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  105.00 (an extra charge may incur at time of special events such as Halloween & Christmas) 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 Start at 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
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Christmas at The Ark Open Farm Santa Claus ARRIVES AT THE ARK OPEN FARM ON SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER AT 11 AM
Click here to view prices, opening times and all the information you need to visit the farm during December and meet the friendliest Santa on board the newly built 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
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