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Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

Church Lane, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 27766
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Westport
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million visitors with its range of...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million visitors with its range of heritage, family-fun, camping and adventure activity offerings. From small beginnings of 2,700 visitors in 1960, it has become one of Ireland’s best loved attractions and was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine. One of those rare attractions, it appeals to everyone in the family with its extraordinary mixture of-- history and heritage in this 18th century historic house with 4 permanent exhibitions, over 30 rooms open to the public, guided and self-guide tours, tea rooms and gift shops-- the fun of the Pirate Adventure Park – a primarily outdoor amusement park best suited to the under 12’s which features water and swinging ship rides, train, swan Pedaloe boats, slides, playgrounds, pitch & putt and in-door soft play area-- exhilaration with the adventure activities such as zorbing, archery and water sports-- child-friendly fun in its varied events calendar with our Fireworks Extravaganza, Halloween Fest and Winter Wonderland being highlights-- the family-friendly Caravan & Camping Park in the gorgeous park and woodland setting with excellent amenities. Owned and operated by the Browne Family, who have been onsite for over 300 years and can trace their roots back to Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connaught, Westport House provides a full days fun – and more to any visitor to the West. The jewel in the crown of the West, you cannot visit Mayo without stopping in. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Ballina, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The winter wonderland experience was great, the Santa was great and it had a warm special feeling about it. Our little boy was totally enthralled. He waited all day to tell Santa what he wanted but the only problem we had is that the children didn't really have an opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted. We waited until the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved Westport house along with Santa there was so much more to do & enjoy. The Santa is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

House nicely decorated. Santa and mrs clause excellent. Elves were a disgrace. All looked like they did not want to be there. Chatting in groups amongst themselves etc the elf who sat in with Santa yawned twice and looked miserable the whole time. Children enjoyed it but we created the atmosphere and excitement for them. Food in cafe was poor... More 

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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a family trip to Westport with complimentary tickets for their Winter Wonderland event. Pros. House was beautifully decorated in an authentic Victorian-Christmas style: it was like a scene from Narnia :) Great fun activities: make your own decorative Yule log; decorate your own gingerbread man; face painting- the kids loved it! Father Christmas was well done: kept the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent experience in Westport house visiting Santa in Winter Wonderland. Ginger bread making, Yule log making, face painting, Karoke, story time with Mrs Claus--- truly magical. And a well informed Santa who left our 3 year old in awe as to how he knew so much about her. He was just perfect, just said enough and didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went to visit santa with my partner and our 3 boys, age <1, 3 and 11. When we arrived we were met with a set of approx 30 steps into the house with no ramp for buggy or a wheelchair for that matter, I also might add there was little or nothing on the outside of the building to indicate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We took the kids on Sunday afternoon. It lasts 4 hours approx lots to do Santa was brilliant and. MRS Clause story time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the setting - friendly team of elves - loved the activities - definitely will do this experience again next christmas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I recently visited the Christmas experience at Westport house with my wife and 2 kids (3&4). We were joined by 3 other families (sisters & in-laws) who had kids ranging in age from 2-15. We had visited last year and had loved it so came back for more. It was again a very enjoyable experience. I see some negative comments... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Was very disappointed today. So sad as I do love Westport House. It was very busy. No icing to decorate gingerbread men. We were told it was coming but kids got bored waiting. Queue for decorating the logs. Huge queue for face painting - only 2 snow girls painting faces and place packed. Waited 40 mins in a queue to... More 

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