Ark Open Farm

Ark Open Farm

Childrens Farms

Ark Open Farm

Ark Open Farm is a charmingly fun educational facility set in over forty acres of unspoiled countryside and is a loving home to at least 200 different animals, many of whom are rare and endangered species. Plus their new Creepy Crawly Loft offers you tortoises, chameleons, geckos and snakes, bearded dragons, hermit crabs, squirrels and hedgehogs right down to millipedes and snails! A fascinating opportunity to see the shenanigans of many mini beasts!

Youll also get to see tame and friendly pigs and cows, sheep and goats as well as reindeer, llamas and alpacas, plus take a ride on one of the ponies or get cuddly with the rabbits, guinea pigs and kid goats! Theres a duck pond too, and several scenic farm walks to enjoy, suitable for little legs.

The Ark Farm is unique in that it specialises in animals no longer seen in Northern Ireland fields so if you want to take it more educational there really is a lot to be learned from this environment, excellent for bonus credit style projects for school.

When the weathers good they have a special Outdoor Adventure Area; they also use a large indoor playing area for when its wet so either way the kids have some swings and slides, balls and clubbing surfaces to burn off their energy on.

Youll find all the usual facilities too such as a gift shop, tea room as well as a farm shop, so theres an element here to appeal to everybody.

Click here to visit Ark Open Farm's website
028 91820445


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly
  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

    Sunday 14:00 - 17:00


    Adults: £6

    Kids (3+): £5.50

    Family: £22.50

County Down

296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland

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