We are Ark

Designed and engineered in Cheltenham, England for the very best start in life.

Designed for little adventures

Ark is a family run, British business that designs innovative pushchairs and accessories. The practical and creative details we’ve woven into our products are born out of our experience as parents and our design and engineering DNA.

We want to make a difference in the lives of young families through determinedly focusing on ease of use, comfort and safety, so that little adventures are easier and more enjoyable.

The idea for the the original Ark travel system came from our frustrations as parents using pushchairs that just didn’t have what was needed for family life outdoors. 

We didn’t want to compromise on weight and ease of folding to get something rugged enough for a country walk and so we designed a pushchair that is one-handed fold, lightweight and compact, and so great around town, but also durable enough to last many years of exploring the British countryside!

Little known fact – Ark was originally founded by three people: Phil Staunton, Ben Thompson and Helen Knowles. Only Phil remains as an original founder but the team has expanded in other ways since!

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Why Ark

Natural Fabrics

Ark textiles have been carefully sourced and selected to be the best for your baby because we know that what goes on the skin, sinks in. Our brand promise is to only use natural, chemical-free fabrics next to baby’s delicate skin. It’s our intention, wherever possible, to use natural and sustainable materials – best for baby and best for the earth they will inherit.

Regulated Climate

The unique system of ventilation panels aid air flow through the pushchair when they’re open. There’s a removable temperature gauge in the carrycot so you can check on your baby’s environment and to aid temperature regulation further, we’ve also put a real sheep wool layer in our carry cot mattress as standard.

Smoother Ride

Super-sensitive springs inside the pushchair frame deliver effective suspension when there is little or no load in the travel system: perfect protection for your tiny newborn. As your child grows and gets heavier, the honeycomb wheels have been cleverly designed to deliver two layers of suspension as they compress and absorb shock on impact. The material is both mud-resistant and ultra-durable, meaning they’re easy to clean and will last a lifetime.