Plan Your Visit


Opening Times

10AM – 5PM


How to find us

By Car

The Ark Open Farm is well situated on the A21 between Newtownards and Bangor.

From Bangor, continue past Conlig and take the slip road on the left and the farm will be on your left with parking available to your right.

From Newtownards, head for Bangor and you will see the brown Tourist Board sign for The Ark Open Farm just before the Somme Heritage Centre. Carefully cross the southbound carriageway and follow the road until you see the car park on your left and the farm on your right.

By Bus

If you would rather take public transport, there are handy bus stops nearby within short walking distance.

From Bangor you can take the number 6 bus for Newtownards and it will drop you off opposite the Somme Heritage Centre and a short 5 minute walk from the farm.

From Newtownards the number 6 bus for Bangor will drop you off at the Somme Heritage Centre. Carefully cross the road and the farm is a short 5 minute walk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

Pre-booking remains essential to avoid disappointment. If you arrive at the farm and tickets are sold out, we will unfortunately need to turn you away’

Can I bring my dog?

No, we don’t allow dogs at the farm unless they are registered guide or assistance dogs

Is there a cafe?

Yes, our Cottage Cafe is open everyday serving hot and cold food and drink. See our menu here

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, we have numerous picnic sites around the farm so why not bring a picnic and make a day of it!