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Family Fun in the basement of Westport House

The Browne family has always held children near and dear to their hearts (as is evidenced by the fun of the Pirate Adventure Park) and no more so than in Westport House itself.

westport-house-attractions-img-15While the grown-ups will enjoy the beauty of the entire House, children will come into their own in the basement area.

Here they can enjoy the dungeons – which now host an installation depicting Grace O’Malley’s maritime lifestyle – an ageless favourite of children since the house opened in the 60’s.

They won’t be able to pass the funny mirrors which provide entertainment for big and small kids alike.

Our antique coin-operated puppet show will take you back in time.


In the afternoons during high season, we also offer Paint Your Own Pottery in the basement where the whole family can all enjoy painting a mug, plate or other keepsake of your trip to Westport House (priced additionally).

westport-house-attractions-img-16At certain times of the year, the House transforms for the little people! During Halloween mid-term break, the house is transformed into a not-too-scary Haunted House offering a range of family-friendly workshops including Jack O’Lantern Carving, Dance Workshops and storytime with the white witch. And likewise, for the holiday season, we run a Winter Wonderland event primarily in the House which decorates the house in Christmas cheer, provides a stunning Santa’s Grotto complete with elves with excellent gifts and tons of family workshops.

Lots to entertain the little ones too!