The Ark has a small carpark for our customers.  A public carpark is also available at Ryton Rugby Club, a five minute walk down the road from the Ark (Map available at the Ark carpark entrance).

The streets surrounding the Ark are quite narrow, if you park on these streets, please be considerate to our neighbours and avoid blocking access to these roads, parking on white lines and parking on the grass.  This would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.

Park and Walk during the Summer Holidays…

And receive a free cup of tea or filter coffee as a thank you from us!

The Summer holidays are one of our busiest times of the year. Please help us to ease parking congestion in our surrounding streets by parking at Ryton Rugby Club and taking a short walk to us.

1) Park at Ryton Rugby Club

2) Take a photograph of our daily poster at the car park

3) Enjoy a short scenic walk to the Ark, via a public footpath past the big wheel (why not play I Spy on route… I spy games available below)

4) Present your photograph at the till to receive your free drink

Getting the bus, walking or cycling? You will also receive a free cup too!

If you park and walk, get the bus or cycle to the Ark, you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a 1 month free pass to the Ark for 1 child. Please ask at the counter for details.

I Spy Games

Make the walk from Ryton Rugby Club to the Ark more interesting by playing one of our I Spy games, (available to print below.)

Children will also receive a free packet of sweets for taking part!

I Spy…Animals!
I Spy…Nature!
I Spy…Objects!