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Summer Camp at Westport House

Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland (Thursday, May 19, 2011) – Already well known for its playful environment and intriguing background, Westport House now offers Mayo’s newest Summer Camp.   Westport House’s Summer Camp will run for the month of July starting on the 4th with drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 4:30pm.  It offers access to amazing child-focused facilities that are second to none as well as the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of Ireland’s most beautiful historic house.  With sessions taking place in a variety of locations throughout this stunning setting, children can enjoy the playful side of art, history and music inside Westport House, soccer and nature walks in the parkland grounds as well as a visit to the thrills ‘n’ chills rides in the Pirate Adventure Park that they all know and love!  Because of the educational focus of this Summer Camp, it is available only to children already in primary school.

Developed and operated by qualified teachers, children will enjoy a mixture of fun, sports and outdoor activity in Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park as well as educational stimulation intended to extend what children learn all year at school. Extensive research has shown that a complete break from educational activities during summer holidays is not advantageous for the child.  As a result, all of the sessions provided in the Summer Camp are based on the primary school curriculum and are an extension of what children learn all year at school.

With regular breaks and a balanced mix of fun and learning, each day will involve a selection of activities– each lasting 60 minutes.  Activities will include traditional Irish Music lessons, painting workshops, historical adventure tours, a Grainne Mhaol project, soccer, tennis, pitch ‘n’ putt, nature walks, poetry recitation and writing classes, art, short story writing, drama as well as access to the Pirates Haven rides, slides, Pirates Den soft play as well as the Westport House Express.

Westport House Summer Camp is priced at €99 per child per week and any subsequent children in one family are €90.  Participants will receive a Westport House Summer Camp backpack valued at €15 to hold belongings.  Visit https://www.westporthouse.ie/summer-camp/ for more information.

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