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Ark Open Farm

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Fantastic day out

Brilliant day out. Our 2 year old had a ball. From all the farm animals and more including meerkats... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Santa experience & all round brilliance

Had a fantastic visit with santa at the Ark Farm this week. Took my 7 month old son and although he... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 0445
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out. Our 2 year old had a ball. From all the farm animals and more including meerkats that go on walks, to tractor rides, a huge play park and indoor play area and creepy crawley house there is so much to do! Adults...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank samcro1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our one year old recently on a week day in February. I know that the ark is one of few farms open in the winter but the experience that you receive for the money is not really worth it in comparison to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lwhizzl
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic visit with santa at the Ark Farm this week. Took my 7 month old son and although he didn't have a clue we had a ball. Real reindeer, animals to pet, marshmallows for roasting on the fire. Santa's cabin and the walkway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AlexandraM346
Reviewed 20 August 2018

amazing day out! an amazing big wooden ark with lifesize animal statues in it. loads of animals & a fairy garden with nursery rhyme themes around it! loved the 3 little pigs story. has the 3 houses made of wood, straw & bricks with 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JOANNE W
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day. Have never been to the Ark farm but it was a fabulous day out with my family. We had a 3 uear old nephew and an 8month pregnant mummy and there was plenty to entertain. From all the animals that could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alison D
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Brilliant place. Wide variety of highly-entertaining animals and very accommodating staff. We weren't long there when we were invited to the creepy crawly show which was brilliant - hands-on with snakes, turtles, lizards etc. Just a pity the tarantula wasn't up for a bit of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NatCKM
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Visited farm today with kids im childminder great day out loads animals lovely wee fairy trail with three little pigs houses and wolf rapuzels tower goldielocks and three bears house the kids were amazed wee fairy houses and a tree house to eat lunch in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this farm...children have a great play area, loads of toys to play with ie bikes, diggers, tractors, cars etc. Lovely picnic area but refreshments can be purchased in the courtyard cafe. There are a wide variety of domestic and farm animals, the miniature goats...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 22daisy12
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I have a season pass for this place as it is such a great place. Staff are very friendly. Animals are great. Great play areas. Another great addition has been opened recently the fairy woodland trail. I would recommend this place to people of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TomSarah C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The beautiful weather on the day helped, we visited with our two grandchildren (7 and 5) who really enjoyed being up close and being able to touch and interact with the animals. Younger staff were really helpful and interested in showing the children the different...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert M
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10 July 2017|
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Response from louisegV4576AM | 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