How to find us
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.
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.
We are open 7 days a week. We close for a few days at Christmas and New Year. Check our Facebook page around those times for the most up to date information
Yes, we will always do our very best to cater for you during your visit. Please speak to a member of staff to inform them of any allergies when ordering food
No, we don’t have a closed season; we stay open all year round
Monday to Saturday we open at 10:00AM. On Sundays we open at 2:00PM. Please see the opening times and other information on Plan Your Visit
The last admission is at 4:00PM. Please see the opening times and other information on Plan Your Visit
Yes, baby changing facilities are available next to the Male and Female toilets
Yes, we have a few lovely picnic sites for those nice days of the year. Please note no picnic food can be consumed in our Cottage Cafe
Unfortunately we have had to close our gates temporarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We hope to be open again soon.
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