Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park: A Treasure Trove of Family Fun
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Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, The Demesne, Westport, Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland
The award winning Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park in Co. Mayo is the perfect destination for family fun, heritage, camping and adventure activities.
One of Ireland’s ‘Best Family Visitor Attractions’
There is so much fun to be had for families at the estate’s outdoor amusements in the Pirate Adventure Park. Kids can take the plunge on the Cannonball Run slide, which will leave them screaming for more, while thrill seekers will give a hearty welcome to the Pirate Queen Swinging Ship and the Pirate Plunge log flume ride. The 8 foot Swan Pedalo Boats are a tranquil treat on the lake and younger children will enjoy the Westport House Express train ride, Gracy’s Bouncy Castle and the Pirates Playground. For indoor fun at the farmyard, the Pirate Dens soft play area has a dedicated space for babies and big kids alike, while the estate also offers a pitch & putt course, table tennis, pottery painting and even fishing!
One of Ireland’s Most Beautiful Historic Home – still owned by the same family that built it. Westport House is one of the few remaining privately owned historic houses in Ireland, which is a huge attraction for those interested in history as you can hear all about the Browne family who have lived on the estate since the 16th Century and the infamous Pirate Queen Grace O’ Malley, who even makes an appearance to tell her story to young history buffs. A total of 30 rooms and 5 exhibitions are open to the public.
Adventure seekers will be on a high. Already established as the adventure hub of the West, Westport House’s Adventure Activity Centre is reaching new heights this summer with the introduction of their custom built, never-seen-before in Ireland, high ropes frame, which is a must for beginners and adrenaline junkies alike from June 2013! Visitors looking for an extra high can try their ZipWire, and after getting into the swing of things, take on more grounded thrills, from, archery, laser combat games, laser clay pigeon shooting and the massively popular custom-built zorbing. Everyone from eight years and upwards can enjoy the Adventure Activity Centre, which is set in the pristine natural lakeland and parkland setting of the historic House‘s 480 acre estate.
Make a Holiday of it at the top rated 3 star Caravan & Camping Park
Complete your family break with a stay at the caravan & camping park set in the lush grounds of Westport House surrounded by ancient trees with Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay in the background, with free hot showers, electrics, WiFi, recycling, picnic and washing up areas, along with Gracy’s Bar & Restaurant, which has music at weekends.
With a fantastic offering like this it comes as no surprise that Westport House itself was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland. There are plenty of great reasons to bring children and visitors for a fun day out or longer to Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park and create long lasting memories.