A Cracking Easter 2014 at Westport House

Westport, Co. Mayo, 25th February 2014 – Westport House has an egg-citing line up of family friendly events taking place over the Easter mid-term egg-stravaganza in April.   With a pie-tastic fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis North West taking place on Sunday, 13th April, the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday along with the re-opening of the Pirate Adventure Park and Adventure Activity Centre with all the rides, slides, boats, trains and milder to wilder adventures, it sure to be a cracking good time for the whole family.

Egg-scuse me?  Did you say Cow Pie Bingo?  

On April 13th, to kick off the mid-term open, we are delighted to host a fundraiser called “Cow Pie Bingo” in aid of a Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis in Sligo/Northwest.  Cow Pie Bingo is a fun and unique raffle-style fundraiser. A field (in this case, a football pitch) is marked off into a grid by computer software with a number in each square. This grid is our bingo board. Participants buy a square for €3 euro, two for €5 or five for €10. A cow is released onto the pitch and lays a “pie” and for each pie laid, a prize is won.  Westport House will offer a 20% discount on family tickets to the attraction to families who support the fundraiser on the day. And if people can’t make it on the day, they can support this very worthwhile cause online at  www.cowpiebingo.org.    

Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday

Pinkie, the Easter Bunny – and one of Westport House’s oldest residents – will hop out to welcome all the boys and girls who visit her home and she will lead the much-anticipated Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20.  The Easter Egg hunt will take place through the stunning and freshly blooming parkland grounds with waterfalls, lakes, rolling lawns and scenic backdrop of the beautiful Clew Bay and magnificent Croagh Patrick. And the first 500 kids to complete the hunt will get a complimentary Easter egg as their treasure!  Each family that finishes will also be entered to win great prizes, awarded at 5.30pm on the day.

Book your Stay in the Caravan & Camping Park for Egg-cellent Savings – Up to 50% Off

Westport House has announced the launch of its online booking engine for campers.  For the first time, you can secure your pitch and the best camping deals at Westport House through www.WestportHouse.ie.  All online bookers will get 5% off pitch prices in 2014 and there are egg-cellent deals for campers who book their stay and add on tickets to the attraction. And until 31st March, Westport House is celebrating with 50% off pitch prices booked between June 3rd and July 6th 2014 (terms & conditions apply).

Fun for Little Bunnies All Mid-Term Long

For that little bit eggs-tra why not continue the fun at Westport House’s Pirate Adventure Park, which is suitable for kids under 12. The selection of outdoor amusements in the Park is sure to put a spring in your little bunnies’ step, as they hop from the Cannonball Run slide to the Pirates Swinging Ship and Pirate Plunge log flume ride, the giant Swan Pedaloe boats to the Westport House Express Train Ride. And for a dry option, bounce along to the indoor soft play and the indoor go-karting for the littler ones.  There will also be plenty of fun adventure activities for all ages from zorbing to zip wire, archery and combat games.  And of course the historic Westport House itself is most definitely worth a visit.

With an Easter offering like this it comes as no surprise that Westport House has been voted three years in a row as a Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine. Pre-booking for treasure hunts will not be required. Regular admission charges to Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park apply and there is no additional charge for the Easter Egg Hunts.

Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park will remain open for the entire Easter break – April 12th to 28th.  For full details on activities, tickets, opening times and prices call 098 27766 or visit www.westporthouse.ie


Contact: Biddy Hughes, [email protected] with any questions.

Photos available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f362wbzavpf2ocg/VBhNiTe0wR

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