Description

Set in beautiful countryside and home to a wide range of farm animals from the small and fluffy to the big and boisterous.

The Ark is a great day out for all the family, with lots of educational and fun experiences including feeding and handling opportunities. A multitude of activities such as an extensive outdoor play area, kangaroo bouncer and quad trailer rides are sure to keep the kids entertained.
The Ark Open Farm lies not far from Belfast in the countryside between Newtownards and Bangor. The family run business was first opened in 1990 to assist in the preservation of rare and endangered farm animals. Since then the farm has established itself as a popular family attraction whilst the preservation of these species remains at its core.
Ark Open Farm is open all year round and runs a number of special events throughout the year including a great Santa experience.
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296 Bangor Road,
Belfast.
BT23 7PH

Top Reasons To Visit

  • A hands on experience with a warm welcome
  • Blow off some steam and relax
  • Time to unwind
  • Educational tours
  • What to Expect When You Visit

    A hands on experience

    • Handling sessions led by the friendly team provide the opportunity to get closer to some of the animals
    • If you fancy feeding the chickens and the slobbery cows, animal feed is also available

    To blow off some steam

    • An extensive outdoor play area and an indoor play barn for the wet days
    • Pony rides and quad trailer rides are available during the weekends and school holidays
    • The jumping pillow is a great way to let the kids get rid of some excess energy

    Time to unwind

    • The beautiful woodland walk is a chance to go for a stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature
    • The Cottage CafĂ© on the farm is open during weekends and school holidays and serves up a variety of great food, from homemade scones and cakes to tasty burgers - it's exactly what's needed after your jaunt around the farm
  • Educational Tours
    • Bring along your school, nursery, church group, or club for a bespoke educational tour of the farm. Tours can be tailored for your curriculum
    • If you can't make it out to the farm, Ark Open Farm can come to you with the ever popular Small Animal Roadshow. Please get in touch for more information.

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