Ark Open Farm, Newtownards

4.2
#2 of 31 in Outdoors in County Down
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  • 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. ...  more »
  • We had a wonderful day on 20th December 2017 to see all the animals and meet the star of the show Santa. We all enjoyed visiting the various animals and the new arrivals to the farm excluding baby Jes...  more »
  • Just back from our birthday party at the Ark. the kids had a great time! Had a wee guided tour of the animals and then had lunch in a private room. The food was of a really high standard and the kids ...  more »
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  • Fantastic outing for the kids. Goats, sheep, chickens, ponies, deer, cows, peacocks, pigs and even dogs! Plus a whole bunch more. Small cups of feed are available at the entrance and shop for about 30p. Little one had a blast feeding the deer and goats. There are great play areas, a farm ride, a woodland walk and supervised activities such as a visit to the creepy crawly loft and holding little chicks. There is a small restaurant, however did not order anything so cannot comment on the quality of the food or coffee. Definitely worth another visit.
  • Great place for the kids, best of sunny days but still plenty to see on rainy ones too.
  • The most welcoming family outing you could ask for. Even in the wind and rain we had the best day in a long time
  • I wouldn’t even give any stars in this review if that was an option but very poor facilities for these animals, clearly just open for the money as with this very cold wheather (snow and ice) I would of expected it to be closed to keep all the animals warm and to keep a close eye on them as there was many young baby's.. to start off the pigs outside water was froze over and not much hay to keep them warm and not much of a home for them, in the barn we’re all the sheep, goats, alpaca, rabbits etc. We’re all shivering with all them they hardly had much hay to stay warm and all the doors were open and no heaters around for this kind of wheather, the rabbits didn’t have any hiddy hope to hide or buro there was one piticular goat that looked anerexic standing there shivering beside the open door ! I don’t know the history of that goat or if it is old and on its way out, but I certainly wouldn’t have it were it was in them conditions ! Very upset with the staff as one was very rude when I needed to change my son, expected me to change him outside when it was Baltic, I’m so disappointed in this as I love animals so much and was looking forward to going that day but was horrified and didn’t enjoy it at all 😭
  • A great day out for children and you can bring your own food or eat in the cafe at very reasonable prices
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