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Ark Open Farm

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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 1 week ago
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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brilliant time again!

amazing day out! an amazing big wooden ark with lifesize animal statues in it. loads of animals & a... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 0445
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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
Reviewed 18 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
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
Thank NatCKM
Reviewed 15 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
Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 7 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
Thank 22daisy12
Reviewed 6 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
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
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I recently visited here with my husband, baby and 3 year old daughter. My daughter loved being able to see and feed the animals. She also had her 1st pony ride. A lovely member of staff called Shannon also gave my daughter the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna_Marie45
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my 3 grandchildren really enjoyed petting the animals great park for them to play enjoyed riding the tractors we took a picnic as it was a lovely day but there is a nice cafe that does kids meals it's definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's an outdoor space
25 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
22 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