The Ark Open farm set in forty acres of unspoiled countryside is home to over 200 animals

See lots of cute and cuddly rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, pet lambs, kid goats, ponies to ride, (seasonal and weather dependent). You can get up close and have lots of interaction, supervised by our friendly helpful staff. The Ark Farm is unique, being the only one of it’s kind specialsing in animals no longer seen in Northern Ireland’s fields and the only farm staying open all year round.

Our Cottage Café is somewhere to relax and enjoy delicious home cooked food, it is open every weekend throughout the year and all school holidays.

In 2015 the Ark Open Farm was awarded a Bronze Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

*Please Note; The Ark Open Farm that we will be CLOSED on Saturday 1 September 2018*

Opening Times

  • Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 2pm-5pm


  • See website for details.
  • Group discount available for 15 or more people

Contact Details

  • Address The Ark Open Farm 284 Bangor Road Newtownards Co.Down BT23 7PH
  • Telephone (028) 9182 0445
  • Email Ark Farm
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