Calendar of Events

Our monthly Open Days are great family days out and visitors can look round The Ark, meet some of our cats and dogs, enjoy a delicious homemade lunch or tea and bag themselves a bargain from one of our many stalls selling gifts, books, bric a brac, jewellery and toys. The Ark is open on these days from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Xmas Stalls outside Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Ashbourne
Date
Sat 20th Oct 2018
Time
9.00 a.m - 2 p.m. ap

We have stalls selling our range of Christmas cards and The Ark 2019 Calendar outside Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Ashbourne on Oct   20th, 25th & Nov lst, 8th, 17th & 22nd .... weather permitting!  Please come along and support us.

Sponsored Snowdon Climb
Date
Sat 27th Oct 2018
Time

Becca Milner, one of our volunteers, is climbing Snowdon to raise money for Ashbourne Animal Welfare. If you would like to sponsor her, please click below to download a form. If you prefer, you can donate by using the Donate button on this website (please put Snowdon Walk in the Your Message box). Thank you for supporting us and Becca. 

Christmas Shopping Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 4th Nov 2018
Time
11am - 4pm

Get your Christmas gifts and cards from us and help the cats and dogs in our care. Visit the kennels & cattery, homemade lunches & teas,books, bric a brac and toys etc. Please click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Christmas at The Ark Open Weekend
Date
Sat 24th Nov 2018
to
Sun 25th Nov 2018
Time
11am - 4pm

Visit the kennels & cattery which are decorated for Christmas. All the cats & dogs have a stocking ready to collect for their Christmas Dinner! Festive food, lots of gifts to buy for presents. Please click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

Celebration of Animals Service at St. Oswald's Church, Ashbourne
Date
Sun 9th Dec 2018
Time
2pm

All are welcome to join us in this special service to give thanks for the pleasure and companionship that our pets give to us. Animals welcome in Church dogs on leads, other small pets in secure baskets. A donkey from The Donkey Sanctuary Derbyshire Centre will be led into church as we sing Little Donkey Carried Mary'. Dogs are welcome to join in the singing! If you would like a poster for this event, please click on the button below.

Winter Open Day
Date
Sun 13th Jan 2019
Time
11am - 4pm

Help get the new Year off to a flying start by visiting our kennels and cattery. Enjoy our Winter Warmer lunches and teas and grab a bargain in our New Year sale of books, bric-a-brac & gifts.