Why You Should Book Your School Tour at Westport House in 10 Quick Points

Westport Estate offers a range of tour packages that are customisable to the needs of each school

Are you in charge of planning your school’s next educational excursion?

Look no further than Westport House! Our historic estate offers an incredible array of activities and experiences that will not only entertain your students but also enrich their minds.

Here are 10 reasons why you should book your school tour at Westport House:

Discover the history of our 300-year old home, set within 400-acres of west-of-Ireland beauty
Discover the history of our 300-year old home, set within 400-acres of west-of-Ireland beauty
Our guided tours provide an excellent opportunity for students to step back in time and learn about Ireland's heritage
Our guided tours provide an excellent opportunity for students to step back in time and learn about Ireland’s heritage

1. Rich History

Westport House boasts a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the 16th century. Our guided tours provide an excellent opportunity for students to step back in time and learn about Ireland’s heritage while exploring the grandeur of this historic home.

There's a BRAND NEW Adventure Park arriving in 2024 at Westport House, Mayo
There’s a BRAND NEW Adventure Park arriving in 2024 at Westport House, Mayo

2. Adventure Park

Did you know we have BRAND NEW Adventure Park arriving at Westport House in 2024?

Complete with 100m ziplines, giant swings and the largest Net Park in Ireland!

Be one of the first classes to experience our new adventure park.

Students can take in the local flora and fauna while enjoying the great outdoors during their School Tour at Westport House
Students can take in the local flora and fauna while enjoying the great outdoors during their School Tour at Westport House

3. The Grounds

Explore the natural beauty of the estate by walking its picturesque grounds. Students can take in the local flora and fauna while enjoying the great outdoors.

Your students will love learning about 16th century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley at Westport House
Your students will love learning about 16th century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley at Westport House
The Dungeons in Westport House are remains of a castle belonging to Grace O'Malley, Pirate Queen
The Dungeons in Westport House are remains of a castle belonging to Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen

4. Grace O’Malley Pirate Queen

16th century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley is an iconic figure in Irish History and strongly connected to Westport House.

She had several castles in the West of Ireland and it was on the foundations of one of these that Westport House was actually built.

There is still an area of her original castle in the basement of the House (now known as The Dungeons), which our guides will show you during your visit – the kids will love it!

Scoil Padraig Girls Team enjoying the Interactive Gaming Zone, Westport House
Scoil Padraig Girls Team enjoying the Interactive Gaming Zone, Westport House

5. The Interactive Gaming Zone

Discover the perfect blend of entertainment, education, and activity at The Interactive Gaming Zone.

From first-class to college-level students, our safe and friendly environment offers a diverse catalogue of challenging games for active learning.

It’s video gaming meets fitness, creating an immersive playground where you become the ‘joystick’ in life-sized video games like Zombies Vs Brains and Angry Birds Smash.

Our Interactive Gaming Zone promotes physical activity as well as personal development in areas such as teamwork, problem solving, math and more.

Hitch a ride on the Westport House Express train with your class
Hitch a ride on the Westport House Express train with your class

6. The Westport Express Train

Chat with our team about organising a special trip on the Westport House Express train for your class. 

Treat your students (and yourself) to a pizza feast in Gracy’s Pizzeria, Bar & Bistro
Treat your students (and yourself) to a pizza feast in Gracy’s Pizzeria, Bar & Bistro

7. Gracy’s

Treat your students (and yourself) to a feast in Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro.

Located right next door to The Interactive Gaming Zone, finish off your epic school trip with a delicious hot meal.

Take your school trip outside with a game of Foot/Frisbee Golf at Westport House, Mayo
Take your school trip outside with a game of Foot/Frisbee Golf at Westport House, Mayo

8. Footgolf/Frisbee Golf

Take your school trip outdoors as your students take on our Footgolf/Frisbee Golf course – a fantastic physical activity that’s challenging and guaranteed fun!

At Westport House, our tours are carefully designed to seamlessly integrate with the national school curriculum and are customisable to the needs of your class.
At Westport House, our tours are carefully designed to seamlessly integrate with the national school curriculum and are customisable to the needs of your class.

9. Inclusive of National School Curriculum

At Westport House, our tours are carefully designed to seamlessly integrate with the national school curriculum. What’s more, our tours are flexible and can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of your class.

For example, if you are currently teaching your students about Grace O’Malley, simply let us know when you make your booking and we can coordinate with your guide to emphasise this particular aspect of the tour.

School tours at Westport House are the perfect mix of education and fun
School tours at Westport House are the perfect mix of education and fun

10. It’s Fun AND Educational

At Westport House, we believe that learning can be both fun and informative. Our school tours offer a unique blend of history, culture, and adventure that will leave your students inspired and engaged.

New outdoor adventure park arriving at Westport House in 2024
New outdoor adventure park arriving at Westport House in 2024

11. Bonus Point – Customise Your Tour

We understand that each school has unique requirements, so we can customize your tour to meet your specific needs and learning objectives.

Whether you’re looking for a half-day trip or a full-day adventure, we have options to accommodate your schedule.

New outdoor adventure park arriving at Westport House in 2024
New outdoor adventure park arriving at Westport House in 2024

Book Today

With its blend of history, adventure, and natural beauty, Westport House guarantees an educational and thrilling experience that your students will cherish for years to come.

Don’t miss the chance to inspire and educate your students in a setting that truly has it all.

Plan your visit to Westport House today!

Call 098 27766 or email [email protected].

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