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Schools Out for Summer in Westport House

Create precious memories for all the family on the 400-acre historic lands of Westport House. Situated in the heart of Westport town, this 300-year-old heritage destination, the lands of legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, has a myriad of exciting family adventures in store – and lots of new activities this summer.  Soak up the inspiring heritage of Westport House with a brand-new Audio Tour app now available for all visitors telling the story of the family behind the house. Check out the dastardly dungeons, meet the characters who have lived in the House throughout the ages and step back in time with a sumptuous Victorian Afternoon Tea; ramble for miles through the gardens, parks and lakes of the Estate.

 

Splash out at the Pirate Adventure Park with the Cannonball Run Slide, the Pirate Queen Swinging Ship and the thrills and spills of the Pirates Plunge log flume ride.  Gear up on the Pedal Karts or wind down on the Swan Pedalo boats. Climb aboard the Westport House Express, a miniature train ride around the lake along with indoor soft play, inflatable castles and obstacle courses. There are hours of fun guaranteed in 2019 as you also get to try out any of the eight new and additional family attractions on site – all included in the one Pirate Adventure Park ticket. 

 

These include The Jump Around, (hop on this ride for a delightful time and you may even hear a ‘Ribbit’), Mini Ferris Wheel, (get comfy in your mini Ferris Wheel pod while you enjoy the views), Vortex Tunnel (an awe-inspiring virtual tunnel experience you won’t forget), Pan for Gem Stones, (when Pirate Queen Gracy was last on the Estate legend has it she lost her treasure chest, leaving behind rare gems and crystals), Hook a Duck, (try and hook a duck to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes), Tiny Town, (located in the indoor Coach House, allowing kids to use their imagination to be whoever they want to be from a shopkeeper, hairdresser to an hotelier, Disc Golf (similar to traditional golf, but rather than using clubs and balls, using a flying disc commonly known as a Frisbee™, the challenge is to complete each hole on the course in the fewest number of strokes) and a new 3.5km parkway walking trail, there’s no better place to be this summer.  And just two weeks ago, a new Kiddie Zipwire was open where everyone’s having a whizz of a time! 

When the day is done and you’re ready for sustenance, pop in to Gracy’s Pizzeria and Bistro to enjoy a delicious wood-fired pizza or choice from the bistro menu.  Join us on July 5th to meet Connacht Rugby Players to launch Gracy’s Summer Programme.  We have lots to entertain you with Family Bingo Night, Make Your Own Pizza Evening, Open Mic Night, BBQ Night, Thank God Its Friday, Saturdays Live Music from 3pm-5pm & 8pm-10pm as well as Sunday Jazz in the afternoon. 

Visit www.WestportHouse.ie to plan your day out. 

 

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