November 22

Non-Toy Christmas Gifts


If your home is anything like mine, you’ve donated more than half your children’s toys to your charity and you still don’t see the dent.  It’s amazing how quickly the mountain of toys grows! Our tagline at Westport House is “Treasure Your Family Time” because we really believe that spending time with our precious kiddos is a far greater gift than anything we can put in a gift bag anyway. Ok so…we take on board that they may not jump up and down with excitement on Christmas morning but twenty years from now, they’ll still be talking about “that time you took me to see…”.

We have some awesome Christmas gift ideas for you to consider this festive season.

The Gift of a Family Day Pass to the Pirate Adventure Park

Ireland's Only Log Flume Ride at Westport House
Ireland’s Only Log Flume Ride at Westport House

The Pirate Adventure Park has been voted Best Family Tourist Attraction in the West three times in a row by Primary Times magazine and its no wonder.  The Pirate Adventure Park includes Ireland’s only log flume ride, the swinging Pirate Ship, Cannonball Run, Swan Pedal boats, Westport Express miniature train ride, bouncy castle, sand pit and indoor soft play.  This pass also includes entry to the stunning historic house with its real dungeons and funny mirrors.  You’ll be surprised how much the kids will enjoy the 30 rooms open to the public – especially the wax work figures and the adorable children’s nursery.  The gift of a whole day’s fun for the whole family.   This gift is valid for 12 months. Or buy this one through and take 42% OFF!

The Gift of Family Membership

If one day just isn’t enough, consider the gift of membership for the family for all of 2017.  Reduced prices start at €190.  And don’t forget, 2016 members get 25% off if you buy before the 31st December.

The Gift of Adult Membership

Grown ups – and particularly grannies and grand-dads – will love being able to visit Westport House whenever they want. And to walk through the stunning grounds all year long. They will also get 25% off any tickets for visiting friends and relatives for the year.

The Books of Westport House

Historic home on Wild Atlantic Way
Stunning Westport House

The story behind this stunning house is fascinating and we have three beautiful books to choose from:

  • The 10th marquess wrote the definitive history of the house and the Browne family’s 300+ years in it.
  • We have a lovely coffee table-style book that doubles as a visitor’s guide to the house giving a brief history and highlighting the unique features in each of the 30 rooms open to the public.
  • The 11th marquess penned his memoirs shortly before his passing in “50 Years A-Going – A Life of Westport House” and in it he tells his story of opening the estate as a visitor attraction in 1960, highlights the many wacky and pioneering new additions over the years and peppers it with gorgeous photos of his time at Westport House.

We hope you’ll find something here to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces on Christmas morning.  And wherever you decide to pick up your gift ideas, think magical memories that will last a lifetime.

SALE ALERT – We are running a deal on offering 42% off day passes for use on selected dates in 2017 season!  Click here to get the deal!


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