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 apart from at our big July Open Day, with its extra attractions.

Christmas at The Ark Open Weekend
Date
Sat 25th Nov 2017
to
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Time
11am - 4pm
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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.

Stalls in Derby Saturday Dec 9th
Date
Sat 9th Dec 2017
Time
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We have stalls all day in Derby outside the Guildhall Theatre and in St. Peter's Churchyard, selling gifts, Christmas cards and The Ark 2018 calendar. Please support us.

Celebration of Animals Service at St. Oswald's Church, Ashbourne
Date
Sun 10th Dec 2017
Time
2pm
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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!

Winter Open Day
Date
Sun 14th Jan 2018
Time
11am - 4pm
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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.

Be My Valentine Open Day
Date
Sun 11th Feb 2018
Time
11am - 4pm
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Let one of our dogs or cats steal your heart! Visit the cattery & kennels, homemade lunches & teas, gifts books, bric-a-brac etc.

March Madness Open Day
Date
Sun 11th Mar 2018
Time
11 am - 4 pm
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Spring into action and visit the cats and dogs, or why not join our volunteers? Homemade lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric-a-brac etc.
Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.