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Ark Open Farm

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Features Animals
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Address: 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9182 0445

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great place to take children

there is always something new here. My grandchildren love the spring when all the new baby animals are born. lovely walks not too long for tiny legs

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

there is always something new here. My grandchildren love the spring when all the new baby animals are born. lovely walks not too long for tiny legs

Thank clarkeelizabeth
South West
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the nicest days out I have had with my grandchildren. Being able to touch, handle and feed the animals was fantastic and the kid goats were running free were hilarious. The bouncy dome was great fun and the park lovely. The young lad helping is a real asset, with lots of patience, knowledge and enthusiasm

Thank Elle360
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful time to visit with the new kids and lambs not long born. The farm was a hive of activity, so much to see, feed, walk and explore. Staff are great. Good prices, reasonable and worth the money. The place is well laid out, no pressure on time, up close with feeding the animals. Very clean (for a... More 

Thank Michaela9812
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my five year old son for the first time on Saturday. Excellent farm with lots to do. The trampoline and park were super. The only slight negative would have been the pony ride which was £1.50 for an extremely short ride on a lane way.

1 Thank Ebka_andrews
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visited with our grandchildren and they loved being able to interact with the animals. The staff were extremely helpful and keen to give any information that we asked on various topics. The smiles and joy on the children's faces when they were able to feed the lambs, and hold chicks and puppies. A great day out and highly recommended.

1 Thank Peter C
Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had a great day out, my young niece and the rest of the family enjoyed it, took our own picnic plenty of seating areas, staff pleasant and informative got to feed lambs , baby goats , piglets etc highly recommended .

2 Thank dododds
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My 1st time being here and it's quite local. I went with the Nursery and met Santa also. Small but tidy farm. Has all the usual pigs cows reindeer spiders cafe. Good day trip kids loved it.

4 Thank weneedahol
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I previously visited the Ark Farm with my family last year and being an animal lover, i just had to return again to check out the wide variety of animals. Once again our trip was amazing! As we attended before, the trip was more for the benefit of other family members; however, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. the reception... More 

3 Thank amyelizabeth77
Belfast, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We decided to visit the Ark Open Farm as a half term treat for my daughter and grandson. Although the weather was cold, we were optimistic that we would have a good day out. How wrong we were. On arrival at the Ark, the entrance area looks a little dated, but we thought this might have been part of the... More 

5 Thank samanthani
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I am a big lover of animals, unfortunatly as a city girl I dont get to be around them often. My partner suggested we go to a open farm for a day and after some researching this one seemed the best. We were not dissappointed. The animals were so friendly and loved the attention. The staff were very insightful and... More 

8 Thank AimeeMarieAdventures

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