Christmas at The Ark Open Farm

Santa’s Grotto
After Dark
Breakfast with Santa
Tots Mornings

Christmas at The Ark Open Farm

Special opening event at 11:00AM on Saturday 30th November 2019!

Santa will arrive onboard his sleigh pulled by one of our very own reindeer Sven!

Join us at the Ark Open Farm for a truly magical Santa experience.  We are the only open farm to have a full family of real Reindeer which you can get up close to pet and feed.  The farm is lit up with twinkling Christmas lights and Christmas music will be playing around the farmyard to get you into the spirit.  You can toast marshmallows, take part in the nativity scene with real animals, join the elves in their workshop, cuddle rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs so much to see and do but the most important of all, watch Santa appear from the chimney and join him in his grotto!

The Cottage Cafe will also be open serving a variety of homemade winter warmers; hot food, home baking, hot drinks, and mulled wine to keep you cosy during your visit.

We have many ways for you to visit Santa;

  • Santa’s Grotto in the daytime
  • After Dark on selected evenings (including Autism and ASN friendly Quiet Nights)
  • Breakfast with Santa on a Sunday morning
  • Mother and Tots Mornings

Santa’s Grotto

  • Visit Santa’s grotto and receive a special gift

  • Feed Santa’s reindeer

  • Make special reindeer food for Christmas Eve

  • Join Santa’s elves for Christmas craft making

  • Enjoy the farm at Christmas time

Every weekend from 30th November 

No booking required!

Join Santa for a trip to his grotto on the hour during the following times:

Saturdays 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Sundays 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Monday 23rd 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesday 24th 11:00AM – 2:00PM

Under 1

£600

Child 1 - 2

£900

Child 3+

£1200

Adults

£700

After Dark

Thursday and Friday evenings from Thursday 12th December 2019

5:00PM, 6:00PM, 7:00PM time slots available!

The farm lights up for a magical exclusive evening experience. Wrap up warm and enjoy all of the same festive activities and the farm after dark.

  • Visit Santa’s grotto and receive a special gift

  • Feed Santa’s reindeer

  • Make special reindeer food for Christmas Eve

  • Join Santa’s elves for Christmas craft making

  • Enjoy the farm at Christmas time

* Booking and pre-payment required! Please call us on 028 9182 0445

Quiet Nights

Tuesday 10th and Tuesday 17th December 2019

6:00PM – 8:00PM

This is a special night for children and their families who need a quieter and less busy environment to meet Santa and his elves.  During these evenings enjoy a great experience with the Christmas lights and softer sounds of the animals for an amazing sensory experience

* Booking and pre-payment required! Please call us on 028 9182 0445

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday mornings throughout December 2019

10:00AM and 11:30AM time slots available!

Why have your breakfast at home when you can be here having it with Santa.  Join Santa every Sunday morning for a delicious home cooked breakfast to fill your belly!

This is a great interactive experience to spend more time with Santa and talk to him about anything you like!

  • Visit Santa’s grotto and receive a special gift

  • Feed Santa’s reindeer

  • Make special reindeer food for Christmas Eve

  • Join Santa’s elves for Christmas craft making

  • Enjoy the farm at Christmas time

* Booking and pre-payment required! Please call us on 028 9182 0445

Child / Adult

£1500
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Farm admission included

Tots Mornings

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 11th of December 2019

10:00AM – 12:00PM

  • Enjoy a tea or coffee with a scone.

  • Tots can enjoy milk or juice and a slice of toast.

  • Visit Santa’s grotto and receive a special gift

  • Feed Santa’s reindeer

  • Indoor soft play

  • Enjoy the farm at Christmas time

* Booking and pre-payment required! Please call us on 028 9182 0445

Under 1

£600
  • Gift included (free without)

Child 1 - 2

£900
  • Gift included

Child 3+

£1200
  • Gift included

Adults

£900
  • Tea / Coffee & Scone

Schools and Groups

* Booking required! Please call us on 028 9182 0445

Come to us at Christmas time for a truly magical experience for the whole group.

An elf will give your group a private tour around the farmyard to cuddle and feed lots of animals, learn about them and get you up close to pet and feed Santa’s real Reindeer.

  • Visit Santa’s grotto and receive a special gift

  • Feed Santa’s reindeer

  • Enjoy a magical farmyard tour

  • Crafting included (time-permitting)

  • Learn about the animals

We have fully heated rooms for you to enjoy your break and lunch in.

We can supply a break for 50p per child and teachers will get complementary tea and coffee to warm you up!

Child (Groups of 15+)

£1050
  • £6.50 without gift
  • 1 adult free to every 5 children
  • Each additional adult £6.50

Festive Opening Times

Monday 23rd 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 24th 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Wednesday 25th CLOSED
Thursday 26th CLOSED
Friday 27th CLOSED
Saturday 28th 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 29th   2:00PM – 5:00PM
Monday 30th   10:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 31st   10:00PM – 5:00PM
Wednesday 1st   CLOSED
Thursday 2nd   10:00PM – 5:00PM
Friday 3rd   10:00PM – 5:00PM

Last admission 1 hour before closing

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