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 Stall outside Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Ashbourne
Date
Thu 24th Oct 2019
Time
9 a.m - 2 p.m.

We have stalls outside Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Ashbourne  selling our Christmas cards and Ark 2020 calendar on Oct 5th,  12th,  19th,  24th,  31st,  Nov 7th,  16th and 21st (weather permitting!)  Please come along and support us.

Christmas Shopping Open Day at The Ark
Date
Sun 3rd Nov 2019
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.

Collection & Stall, Pets at Home, Meteor Centre, Derby
Date
Sat 9th Nov 2019
Time
All day

We have a collection & stall at the Pets at Home store in the Meteor Centre, Derby all day selling gifts, Christmas cards and The Ark 2020 Calendar. Please support us and help our cats & dogs.

Christmas at The Ark Open Weekend
Date
Sat 23rd Nov 2019
to
Sun 24th Nov 2019
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 8th Dec 2019
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 12th Jan 2020
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.

Be My Valentine Open Day
Date
Sun 9th Feb 2020
Time
11am - 4pm

Let one of our dogs or cats steal your heart! Visit the cattery & kennels, homemade lunches & teas, gifts books, bric-a-brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.

March Madness Open Day
Date
Sun 8th Mar 2020
Time
11 am - 4 pm

Spring into action and visit the cats and dogs. Homemade lunches and teas, gifts, books, bric-a-brac etc. Click on the button below to download a poster for this event.