9 Reasons Why Westport Estate is the Top Choice for Secondary School Trips

Why secondary school teachers choose Westport Estate for their school tour year after year

One of Mayo’s top school tour destinations.

At Westport Estate, we recognise the importance of school trips and the pivotal role it plays in cultivating experiential learning and personal development among students.

With over 60 years experience of welcoming school tours, Westport Estate continues to be a preferred destination for schools, offering an enriching experience for both educators and students alike.

Here’s 9 reasons why secondary school teachers continue to choose Westport Estate for their class trips:

9 Reasons Why Westport Estate is the Top Choice for Secondary School Trips
9 Reasons Why Westport Estate is the Top Choice for Secondary School Trips

1. Experiential Learning Philosophy

At Westport Estate, our guiding philosophy is to “Awaken Your Wild.” We are dedicated to nurturing a spirit of adventure, exploration, and personal growth that seamlessly aligns with the ethos of secondary education.

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
Your students will love learning about 16th century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley at Westport Estate
Your students will love learning about 16th century Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley at Westport Estate

2. Historical and Cultural Immersion

Few places offer the rich blend of history, culture, and tradition that Westport Estate provides. Students have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an environment that breathes history, making their visit both educational and memorable.

Through private guided tours of Westport House itself, students will uncover 300-years of history in an entertaining and informative way.

Top Tip: Tours can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of your class to align with specific historical topics you might be covering at the time for example Grace O’Malley, the famine etc. Just let us know at the time of your booking.

There's a brand new outdoor Adventure Park arriving at Westport Estate in 2024
There’s a brand new outdoor Adventure Park arriving at Westport Estate in 2024

3. Brand-New Outdoor Adventure Park

Our brand new outdoor Adventure Park is under construction in our 300-year-old quarry, and scheduled to open in spring 2024.

From 100m Ziplines to Giant Swings and Aerial Trekking, the park offers an array of challenging outdoor activities that promote personal development, resilience and of course guaranteed fun for students.

The activities we provide are not just about the ‘buzz.’ They are carefully designed to nurture self-confidence, resilience, and the acquisition of new skills, contributing significantly to the personal growth journey of young adults.

Be one of the first classes to take on Mayo’s newest Adventure Park.

Your students will unleash their inner stunt man with our Quick Flight platform jump
Your students will unleash their inner stunt man with our Quick Flight platform jump

4. Climbing Zone and Platform Jump

Our Adventure Park features a dedicated Climbing Zone and The Quick Flight – a 3-storey platform jump that will unleash your inner stunt man or woman.

These challenging activities providing students with the chance to conquer fears, build self-confidence, and develop a sense of accomplishment.

The largest Net Park in Ireland will be in Westport Estate, Co. Mayo
The largest Net Park in Ireland will be in Westport Estate, Co. Mayo

5. Largest Net Park in Ireland

Our new Advenutre Park will be home to the largest Net Park in Ireland!

Your students will embark on an epic aerial obstacle course as they traverse through a network of tunnels, navigate rope stairs, and conquer a variety of nets that will challenge their agility and sense of adventure.

With the largest Net Park in Ireland, we offer a unique and thrilling experience that encourages teamwork, cooperation, and the creation of lasting memories with classmates.

Your students can look forward to a full, action-packed day during their school tour to Westport Estate
Your students can look forward to a full, action-packed day during their school tour to Westport Estate

6. Full Day Experience

Our school tours are designed to offer a full-day of fun, education and adventure, offering an 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.

The Interactive Gaming Zone is a life-size video game meets sports experience, Westport
The Interactive Gaming Zone is a life-size video game meets sports experience, Westport

7. Interactive Gaming Zone

The Interactive Gaming Zone offers a safe, friendly and educative environment and is a fantastic indoor attraction.

Combining physical movements with games projected onto an interactive wall, the Gaming Zone creates an immersive playground. You become the ‘joystick’ as you dive into games, tournaments, and challenges.

Our diverse gaming catalogue promotes active learning through challenging games, providing fun and educational experience that’s enjoyable for both students and teachers.

It’s video gaming meets fitness and fun!

Our school tour packages include complimentary tea, coffee and lunch for teachers
Our school tour packages include complimentary tea, coffee and lunch for teachers
Gracy's Bistro at Westport Estate
Gracy’s Bistro at Westport Estate

8. Dine On-Site

Let us take the stress of loading and unloading a bus full of students at a petrol station with our delicious on-site bistro, Gracy’s.

Your class can sit down and enjoy a delicious hot lunch, with complimentary lunch, tea and coffee for teachers included in our packages.

There's a host of school tour packages at Westport Estate that can be tailored to the needs of your class
There’s a host of school tour packages at Westport Estate that can be tailored to the needs of your class

9. Variety of Packages

Our day trips are meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive and fulfilling experience for both students and educators.

We provide a diverse selection of post-primary school tour packages tailored to suit different class sizes, budgets, and durations. Each package ensures an enjoyable, educational, and unforgettable experience for your students.

Treat your students to a school trip they will never forget at Westport Estate
Treat your students to a school trip they will never forget at Westport Estate

Book Your School Tour Today

Westport Estate stands as the ultimate destination for school tours in the West of Ireland.

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]

Life-size video gaming meets sports?

Check Out The Interactive Gaming Zone

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