12 Reasons Primary Teachers Choose Westport Estate for Their School Trip

Top 12 Reasons Primary Teachers Choose Westport House for their School Tour

Educate, Adventure, Eat.

Did you know we’ve been welcoming Schools to Westport House for over 60 years?

With a reputation for excellence, we understand the unique needs of school trips, making us the go-to destination for teachers, welcoming new and repeat schools year after year.

Children are always open minded and curious; we know and satisfy this. Certainly, we want kids going home saying they had a good time, but we have a strong emphasis on the stories they take with them. Whether it’s tales of the Pirate Queen and her dudgeons, slavery and a man pictured on our wall who fought to free slaves or memories made in our outdoor adventure park – our school tour experiences will not only entertain your students but also enrich their minds.

There are so many reasons teachers trust us with their school trips – here’s 12 reasons why:

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

1) New Outdoor Adventure Park

Excitement awaits with our brand-new Outdoor Adventure Park, opening in Spring 2024 and located in the quarry of our 400-acre historical estate.

From Giant Swings and rock climbing to aerial trekking and the largest Net Park in Ireland, these brand new activities are sure to impress your students.

The Interactive Gaming Zone at Westport House is a great indoor activity
The Interactive Gaming Zone at Westport Estate is a great indoor activity for school groups
Your school can enjoy a one-stop destination for their school tour at Westport Estate
Your school can enjoy a one-stop destination for their school tour at Westport Estate including food

2) All-encompassing, One-stop School Tour

Simplify your planning with our all-encompassing, one-stop school tour destination.

Everything you need (activities, toilets, food etc) is conveniently located in a single place, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for both teachers and students.

Students can look forward to taking on Ireland's largest Net Park in Westport
Students can look forward to taking on Ireland’s largest Net Park in Westport

3) Activities for All Ages

Catering to a wide range of ages, from junior infants to 6th class, our diverse array of activities guarantees that every student will find something enjoyable and age-appropriate.

Kids of all ages can enjoy the new outdoor Advenutre Park at Westport Estate
Kids of all ages can enjoy the new outdoor Advenutre Park at Westport Estate

4) Ability to Cater for Large Groups

No group is too large for Westport Estate. We have the capacity and facilities to accommodate even the biggest school groups ensuring that everyone can participate in the adventure.

We can even accommodate all classes from one school.

Westport Estate school tours offer a one-stop destination for education, adventure and food.
Westport Estate school tours offer a one-stop destination for education, adventure and food.

5) Easy Access

With the new dual carriageway to Westport, enjoy a hassle-free journey without the frustration of traffic jams. Easy access means more time for fun and less time spent on the road.

Westport Estate School Tours - Education, Adventure and Eat
Westport Estate School Tours offer both fun and adventure that promise an unforgettable experience

6) Loads of Fun and Adventure

At Westport Estate, we prioritize fun and adventure. Our carefully curated activities promise an unforgettable experience, leaving students with cherished memories.

Our guided tours provide an excellent opportunity for students to step back in time and learn about Ireland's heritage
Our guided tours allow students to step back in time and learn about Ireland’s heritage
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

7) Educational Aspect Tied to the Curriculum

Our school tours are not just about fun – they are also educational. We offer programs that align with the curriculum, providing students with valuable learning experiences in a captivating environment.

This includes tours of Westport House and dungeons, our 300-year historic house.  

Let us look after the food at Gracy's for teachers and students during their school tour at Westport Estate
Let us look after the food at Gracy’s for teachers and students during their school tour at Westport Estate

8) Onsite Food Facilities

Eliminate the stress of loading and unloading a bus full of overexcited children at a busy petrol station. Our onsite food facilities at Gracy’s ensure that everyone is well-fed and ready for the day’s adventures.

Teachers can enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee and lunch at their Westport Estate school tour
Teachers can enjoy a complimentary tea, coffee and lunch at their Westport Estate school tour

9) Complimentary Tea/Coffee and Lunch for Teachers with Packages

We value our teachers! Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and lunch as a token of appreciation for the hard work and dedication you put into organizing and supervising the school tour.

The health and safety of students, teachers and our team is the top priority at Westport Estate school tours.
The health and safety of students, teachers and our team is the top priority at Westport Estate.

10) Health & Safety Priority

Rest easy knowing that safety is our top priority. We run a professionally managed operation with a strong emphasis on minimizing risk while maximizing fun. Every child returns to school happy and healthy.

Westport Estate offers a range of tour packages that are customisable to the needs of each school
Westport Estate offers a range of tour packages that are customisable to the needs of each school
Students and teachers can look forward to a full day of action packed fun at Westport Estate
Students and teachers can look forward to a full day of action packed fun at Westport Estate

11) Exceptional Value for the Cost

We understand the budget constraints faced by schools. Westport Estate offers exceptional value for the cost, ensuring that your school tour is not only memorable but also affordable – Especially in our new Advenutre Park, with Year 1 introductory packages.

We built our school tour packages with teachers in mind at Westport Estate
We built our school tour packages with teachers in mind at Westport Estate

12) Packages Built with Teachers in Mind

Before launching our School Tours Programme, we dedicated time to engage with teachers and educators to discover what teachers want from a School Tour.

Using what Teachers have told us, we have come up with a series of packages encompassing all the main points looked at above. 

We aim to make your job easier and our school tour packages are meticulously designed with teachers in mind and are also completely customisable to the needs of your school.

Kids of all ages can enjoy the new outdoor Advenutre Park at Westport Estate
Book your school tour at Westport Estate today

Book Your School Tour Today

Westport Estate stands as the ultimate destination for school tours in the West of Ireland. With a commitment to adventure, education, and safety, we invite teachers to join us in creating lasting memories for their students.

Book your school tour with us and let the Westport Estate experience speak for itself!

Contact Darren for your group experience at Westport Estate

Contact Darren

For your group experience at Westport Estate, get in touch with Darren.

Call: 089 978 7879/ 098 51550

Email: [email protected]

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