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Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

off N59 south of Westport turn-off, Westport, Ireland
353 98 27766
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

we went to westport house yesterday on a day trip from Galway. It was a brilliant day with something to do for our 3 kids aged 11, 7 and nearly 3. We spent the whole day there and brought a picnic. Would definitely recommend it. The great thing was once we paid the entrance fee the kids could use the... More

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this spot. We thought we might be a bit too old for the Pirate Adventure Park, but we loved the Canonball Run, Pirate Ship and Log Flume. We were soaking wet after the log flume and we went into the tea rooms of Westport House for a coffee next to warmth of the range. We were soon dry... More

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can really tell that this is a family run house as it feels like a home not just a museum, it is the kind of place you could visit many times and see or learn something new on each visit. We found it facinating as did our 5 year old (we had expected him to only be interested in... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The gardens are lovely to walk around and they have plenty to amuse the kids with rides and a little train. I love the kitchen cafe but it could use a little more selections.The house display is a little dated...as in it hasn't changed much since i was a child....a long time ago..but it was an enjoyable day.

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Westport House is a treasure of history! Too much to tell, you just have to go! They have a great little souvenir shop and their information personnel are top notich! The grounds are also amazing! I cannot say anything bad about this place.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

we had a tour of house which is lovely to see how the people lived in days gone by, grounds are worth seeing too, with plenty for children to do

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Travelled to Westport on a hen party and booked and paid for the activities months in advance. There were around 20 in our group. The activities were cancelled by email after 6pm the night before we were due to participate. The reason given was 'high winds'. Our group did not feel that there were 'high winds' or that these 'high... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was lucky to get a chance to visit Westport House last week as it's usually closed until April. The Castlecourt Hotel, where I was staying, had arranged a special visit for us. Transport to and from the hotel was also arranged. But Westport House and the estate,what a special pace even in early January! A big roaring fire and... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our visit to the house over Christmas was delightful, we had an absolute ball, the kids were thrilled with everything, Mrs Clause, Santa, Jack Frost, the gift, the atmosphere... Also we had booked for a date we were unable to attend and the staff were so helpful in changing our booking.

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Claremorris, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We visited Westport House on Sunday 22nd Dec with our 3 boys aged 7,6 and 3 and we were very impressed with the whole experience. There were lots of different activities to entertain the kids for a 2-3 hours. All the Elves were very friendly and helpful and our boys particularly enjoyed the drummer boy workshop and storytime by Mrs... More

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