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Ark Open Farm

Features Animals
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 0445
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Big Kids at heart had to go to the farm

Went here to see the animals and yes I'm a big kid at heart. Was delighted to be able to pet the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lauren V
Granny and Grandpa with Granddaughter to see the animals and Santa.

We had a wonderful day on 20th December 2017 to see all the animals and meet the star of the show... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Walter P
Belfast, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pony rides” (12 reviews)
“creepy crawly” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 0445
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here to see the animals and yes I'm a big kid at heart. Was delighted to be able to pet the sheep and lambs and goats as you usually don't get to do that, so couldn't have been happier about it. There's a big...More

Thank Lauren V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on 20th December 2017 to see all the animals and meet the star of the show Santa. We all enjoyed visiting the various animals and the new arrivals to the farm excluding baby Jesus. After a gentle stroll round the...More

3  Thank Walter P
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Just back from our birthday party at the Ark. the kids had a great time! Had a wee guided tour of the animals and then had lunch in a private room. The food was of a really high standard and the kids really enjoyed playing...More

1  Thank SazMcCaz
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Went on the 21st Dec with my 3 year old son....he and I had a ball. Santa was amazing, full of energy and great with the kids. Lovely seeing and touching the animals and Rudolph! We have been several times throughout the year and always...More

1  Thank monty17
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Nice place but can be a little snobby in attitude I think. Can be quite expensive too unfortunately - too bad as it would be nice to go more often

1  Thank missy155
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went today and it was very quiet We nearly had the place to ourselves. Staff were very attentive to our 20month old and she got to hold a rabbit and a chick. Lots to see and do. Wrap up warm and bring a picnic...More

4  Thank liseauk
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Loved to visit the farm with my grandchildren when they were young, they always loved being there, then we always had lunch in the cafe !!!!! Happy, happy memories. !!!!! And lots of photos ... This was many years ago.

3  Thank joeolie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Brilliant location for a day outing. Our kids always loved going here years ago and it's still the same with the woman owner, looking and seeming ageless even after all these years later.. Take time to see ALL the animals, have lamb suck milk from...More

4  Thank Davymac7
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We went as part of a group and it was brilliant, the kids had a ball and it was lovely being able to go into the cafe after just to have a catch up with tea and scones.. There is a great atmosphere in the...More

4  Thank jdraff
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The kids loved the farm (and so did I!) my eldest child is scared of all animals but by the end of the day she had fed a goat, held a rabbit and gone on a pony ride!!! The farm has play areas for wet...More

6  Thank Pete B
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2017|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's an outdoor space
24 August 2015|
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Response from BILLYBOYO60 | Reviewed this property |
same answer as the previous person i didnt see any disabled people but i am sure they would be catered for however the ground is not even and even pushing a pram was an obstacle
21 March 2015|
Response from TheArkOpenFarm | Property representative |
Thank-you for your question, Yes you can get a bus to the farm. The Ark Farm is located between the towns of Newtownards and Bangor on the A21, It is on route 6 and the stop should be "mine lane" or just ask for the Ark... More