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“Go see the reindeer at Christmas!”
Review of Ark Open Farm

Ark Open Farm
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Newtownards
Certificate of Excellence
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Groomsport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go see the reindeer at Christmas!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Have taken the kids for many years to see Santa at the Ark Farm, a great experience all around, bring on the grandchildren so we can do it all again!

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
northern ireland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“WOW WOW WOW”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

First time to the Ark and what a great day. My two daughters 14 & 10 had a fantastic time. The animals are kept in excellent clean pens and ample room to move around. The staff are so very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Cafe food fantastic, kids had good quality large nuggets cooked perfectly, adults had homemade chicken & ham pie. Food was as good as you will find in quality restaurants but with an affordable price. Cafe and surroundings were immaculate. Clean toilet and hand washing facilities throughout. Kids enjoyed the Merkets and my favourite was Honey the Alpeca. Having visited many other open farms in NI this is by far the best and good value for money. Thanks everyone for making our trip from Ballycastle to see you a success.
P.S Don't be put off by the front when you pull up it looks like it is going to be tiny but it has hidden depths.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank D L
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fab day out!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Fab day we had at the ark open farm.
staff so friendly and so much on offer at this farm for the kids.
ps try the coffee shop, was gr8.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Spot11
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Go to Streamvale!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Staff rude, animal viewing takes 20 mins at most, only thing it has going for it is park. Expensive park!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Moooooooooo”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

The ark is a fully working farm where the children can see and pet the animals, dont forget the wellies.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank xxBigxChrisxx
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