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The Ark Open Farm

296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 7PH
Image of the Ark Open Farm's small replica of Noah's Ark with animal statues including giraffe

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The Ark Open Farm is a fantastic family day out set in 40 acres of beautiful countryside between Newtownards and Bangor.

This family run farm has been open for over 30 years and promises a fun-filled family day out for all. Enjoy a wide range of farm animals and exotic residents, indoor and outdoor play areas, nature trails, cafe, and gift shop.

The Ark Open Farm is a family run business and our team consists of passionate, animal loving folks who strive to make your experience on the farm extra special.

There is something for everyone; animals, activities, lovely food and friendly people.

Events are held throughout the year so keep up to date with us on our Website or Facebook for all the details.

The Ark Open Farm is a great venue for Birthday Parties in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with enough space for all your guests and catering available.

Our Cottage Café is somewhere to relax and enjoy delicious home cooked food or grab a quick cup of tea or coffee.

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

See website for up to date prices

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Tel+44 (0) 28 9182 0445

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Opening Times

* See website for opening times

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Road Directions

Directions from Town:Just off the A21 - 1 mile from Newtownards and 3 miles from Bangor, brown tourist signs on carriageway.

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