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Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

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Address: Church Lane, Westport, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 98 27766
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Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million...

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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A lovely day out...Christmas winter wonderland.

We visited winter wonderland today 4/12/2015.we had a lovely afternoon.Santa was excellent he was so interactive with the children and adults !He even sang .we visited as a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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Louisburgh, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disapointing to expensive in comparison to other attractions we visited elsewhere in europe.They should include the zipwire and the other activities very misleading driving into the grounds.Young people have very limited interest in the house

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Spent the day playing at the Pirate Park with the kids and another family. Went down the super slide, log flume. rode the pirate ship, the flamingos on the water and enjoyed the day strolling around the grounds. Fun Day for all.

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Thank Cynsu1
WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Cynsu1 - thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pirate Adventure Park and all of its attractions which are ideal for the kids. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you all back again in the future. All the best, Biddy Hughes, Director of Sales & Marketing More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited winter wonderland on Saturday 19th - 3yr and 7 yr old plus two adults. Cost was 73 euro and on review a rip off. We arrived 30mins before our allocated Santa visit and had time to find where to go and get face painted. Decided to leave other activities to after Santa visit. This was the only good... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Abbyview - Thanks for coming to see us at Winter Wonderland and for leaving a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your family's visit with Santa Claus and the face-painting but we are so sorry to read that, overall, you felt the visit was disappointing. We do our best to make sure our visitors enjoy a... More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

we went to see santa in winter wonderland on the 4th December.we did enjoy it, the only disappointment was the boys presents from santa was crap. my son got pink pencils and he was not the only one. we were lost at first and not sure what we had to do first. We did not get on the train. as... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Jen6810 - thanks for coming to visit Winter Wonderland and for taking the time to share your feedback. It really helps us to improve on the experience when we hear from our customers. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience overall, the visit to Santa and the Gingerbread and Yuletide log making workshops. Its a shame... More 

Athlone
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Went yesterday to the Winter Wonderland with two kids (5 & 3). Checked in on arrival and told to be at The Great Hall at 3.10 for our meeting with Santa at 3.30 and then basically you are left to your own devises. We were early for Santa so decided to look around first. The place was packed so it... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Ghostchild2 ,thanks for taking the time to write. Thank you for mentioning your good experience as part of your feedback - we are heartened to read that you enjoyed the ginger bread making (we will pass on your kind words to Bryan!), facepainting and pottery painting. And indeed, we will let Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves know that... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We go to a different santa experience every year it's a family weekend that has become a tradition.l have read some great reviews for the winter wonderland and we were all looking forward to going.The whole experience was very disappointing over all.It's a beautiful house and setting and could be magical with a bit of effort.very sparsely decorated , no... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

CD32014, thanks for taking the time to write - we are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Winter Wonderland experience as we intend. It is really important to us that each family leaves believing in the magic - these annual traditions are important! We are glad to hear that you found the house to look well and... More 

Castlebar, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was a return visit to see Santa in Westport House, having been there two years ago, and I have to say it was even better than the first time. Santa is so amazing!!! He's every child's dream life-like Santa, and went beyond our expectations. The elves are so friendly and efficient. I felt myself getting caught up in the... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Harvinators - thank you SO much for your lovely review, that means the world to us as its exactly the experience we wish for all of our visitors. We appreciate your custom and hope that you'll come back to see us during season. Happy New Year to you and the family. Biddy Hughes, Director of Sales & Marketing More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This was our 2nd time going to Westport house the first time was in 2012 I think! However I absolutely found this time much nicer my daughter loved every minute of it! We both did! It was so well organised and the staff were exceptional:) the photos came out beautifully and well worth the money! I cannot rate the whole... More 

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WestportHouse, Director of Sales at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Sharon N - thank you SO much for coming back to see us at Winter Wonderland for a second time - we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. We have changed up the experience since 2012 to add yule tide log making, ginger bread man making as well as adding professional photos to the grottos. We are delighted... More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

25 euros a head for this activity. Waiting 40 minutes to see Santa. Only got to see him after complaining to the management. Presents were cheap and not age appropriate. Peppa pig crap for a seven year old girl and cheap chess set for a seven year old boy. Seriously!! Completely out of touch. Presents worth about 2-3 euro. Did... More 

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WestportHouse, Manager at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Having read your review I would just like to firstly apolgise that you did not feel you had the experience I know we at Westport House can and do provide to our winter wonderland visitors. This weekend due to adverse weather conditions we did have many families arrive late and indeed some more unfortunate ones who couldn't make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited winter wonderland today 4/12/2015.we had a lovely afternoon.Santa was excellent he was so interactive with the children and adults !He even sang .we visited as a large group made up of three families.my only complaint and its small the activities were all timed for every half an hour and due to adverse weather Santa was delayed so it... More 

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WestportHouse, Manager at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review, we are always delighted when our visitors have an enjoyable day, as you pointed out, despite the adverse weather conditions. Regarding your comment about that, yes it did delay things slightly due to late arrivals but this was out of everyones control and thankfully we did accommodate all visitors... More 

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