The Ark Rare Breeds Open Farm

The ‘Ark’ Open Farm is owned and run by the Donaldson family who opened the gates to the farm in August 1990 with a view to educating visitors on the need for conservation and preservation of some of the rarest domestic animals from a bygone era. The farm is open all year round and is home to the largest variety of animals in Ireland. The Pets Corner and interactive Big Green Barn Farm is a hive of activity for children and adults alike: cuddling rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs and bottle feeding little lambs and kid goats. Special events are throughout the year and Christmas is no exception.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Monday to Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm


See website for details.
Group discount available for 15 or more people
All credit cards and cheques accepted.
(Prices correct at time of collection, however they may increase during 2012)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Just off the A21 - 1 mile from Newtownards and 3 miles from Bangor, brown tourist signs on carriageway.
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