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Ark Open Farm

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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9182 0445
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Fantastic Day Out

I recently visited here with my husband, baby and 3 year old daughter. My daughter loved being able... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anna_Marie45
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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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Family day out

Visited here with my 3 grandchildren really enjoyed petting the animals great park for them to play... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joanne F
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296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9182 0445
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"pony rides"
in 13 reviews
"great variety of animals"
in 5 reviews
"baby animals"
in 5 reviews
"bottle feed"
in 5 reviews
"lamb"
in 5 reviews
"newtownards road"
in 2 reviews
"pets corner"
in 2 reviews
"birthday party"
in 7 reviews
"bumble bee"
in 3 reviews
"various animals"
in 2 reviews
"wrap up warm"
in 2 reviews
"shop on site"
in 2 reviews
"reptile room"
in 2 reviews
"great place for young children"
in 2 reviews
"staff were really helpful"
in 2 reviews
"grandchildren love"
in 2 reviews
"play area"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Anna_Marie45
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took our grand kids 5and 3 to the farm, the farm has lots of farm animals cows, horses, goats, pigs and lots more, when sheep have lambs they let the children feed the lambs, the children all love to do this,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent for children and adults Children were able to help feed the animals. Great park. Lovely walk around the fairy forest. Staff very helpful and friendly. Toilets near the entrance only. I would advise to bring a picnic. Little shop on site. I would highly...More

Thank carmel N
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The Ark Farm is well worth a couple of hours. It’s easy to get to, just off the main Bangor to Newtownards Road. It has a wide range of farm animals which you can get close up to as well as great play areas for...More

Thank jonthompson64
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Spent a really lovely day on this farm. The weather was great too which made it more enjoyable. There's something for everyone, but some cups of food (50p)for the four legged animals. There's cows, llamas,sheep, pigme goats, pigs and ponys. They also have ducks, chickens,...More

1  Thank lizCarrickfergus
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited on a miserable wet day but thankfully the majority of animals are under cover. We especially enjoyed holding the rabbits and chicks. A lovely staff member spent quite a bit of time with us in the reptile room and answered our many questions...More

1  Thank Susie H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I think 6.50 for an adult is very expensive. The Barrel ride is £2 for a very short journey. The staff were not very helpful or attentive at times. You can hold some of the pets and feed them which is good. You have to...More

Thank Paula N
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Ark farm is a great place to visit especially this month,as children can get a chance to handle the chicks,bottle feed young goats and other delightfull animals,there are the unexpected like lizards and snakes a fantastic day out for the children

3  Thank Charlie K
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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

4  Thank Lauren V
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Google123
11 July 2017|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's an outdoor space
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H8799ORmargaret
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
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balfastbabe
22 March 2015|
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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
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