Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park
One of Ireland’s ‘Best Family Visitor Attractions’
There is so much fun to be had for families at the estate’s outdoor amusements in the Pirate Adventure Park. Kids can take the plunge on the Cannonball Run slide, which will leave them screaming for more, while thrill seekers will give a hearty welcome to the Pirate Queen Swinging Ship and the Pirate Plunge log flume ride. The 8 foot Swan Pedalo Boats are a tranquil treat on the lake and younger children will enjoy the Westport House Express train ride, Gracy’s Bouncy Castle and the Pirates Playground. For indoor fun at the farmyard, the Pirate Dens soft play area has a dedicated space for babies and big kids alike, while the estate also offers a pitch & putt course, go-karting, table tennis, pottery painting and even fishing!
Adventure seekers will be on a high. Already established as the adventure hub of the West, Westport House’s Adventure Activity Centre is reaching new heights this summer with the introduction of their custom built, never-seen-before in Ireland, high ropes frame, which is a must for beginners and adrenaline junkies! Visitors looking for an extra high can try their ZipWire, and after getting into the swing of things, take on more grounded thrills, from, archery, laser combat games, laser clay pigeon shooting and the massively popular custom-built zorbing. Everyone from eight years and upwards can enjoy the Adventure Activity Centre, which is set in the pristine natural lakeland and parkland setting of the historic House‘s 480 acre estate.
Westport Train Tour – a 45 min audio tour on a fun, funky and fresh road train starting at our town centre gate, passing through the estate, to the quay and back to the octagon - sure to be a hit!
Birds of Prey Show in the Farmyard twice daily featuring peregrine falcons, barn owls, harris hawks and long eared owls – aww!
For more information log on to www.westporthouse.ie
A 60-minute animated Tour of Westport. Hear the history, gossip, stories and yarns as you wander through the streets and laneways of the town. The tour departs from the octagon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 11.30am.
Seniors, Students & Unwaged €5
Group Rate (20+) €5 per person
Advance Booking, though not essential, is advisable.
Book at Activity ambassadors desk at Westport Leisure Park, James Street Westport. 098 29160
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adventure Islands (Westport)
The Adventure Islands is a high quality adventure company based in Westport with a number of bases around county Mayo including one on the 438 acre Westport House Estate in the heart of Westport town; another at Rosmoney pier, which is an 8 minute drive from Westport; and a third on the beautiful Island of Collanmore in the heart of Clew Bay.
The Adventure Islands provide a host of water activities which include dinghy sailing, sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, sea Safari power boat rides, scuba diving, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, coasteering, and island BBQ.
On land, activities include combat games, archery, zorbing, laser clay pigeon shooting, bike hire, horse riding, orienteering and mountain trekking.
The Adventure Islands provide flexible and tailor made professional accredited activities and training school programs to suit different group sizes, all ages and offer value for money.
The Adventure Islands encourages people to experience the fun, exhilaration and camaraderie of adventure activity programs in safe, well-managed environments. They cater for school groups, corporate groups, clubs, families, individual thrill seekers or quieter mountain walkers, sport teams who want a change of environment or couples who want to have fun together.
For more information log on to www.theadventureislands.com
Adventure West (Westport)
Adventure West have brought the latest adventure craze to come out of New Zealand to the shores of Clew Bay. Why not tumble head over heels in our harnessed OGOs or have a wash and a spin in our hydro ride?
Get harnessed up and take a ride on our adrenalin pumping 270 metre zipwire and admire the panoramic views across the fabulous grounds of Westport House.
Explore the rugged West Coast of Ireland like never before. Coasteering is brand new adventure activity combining adventure swimming, cliff jumping, rock scrambling all into one action packed session.
Discover the fun and adrenaline of climbing up and abseiling down a 60ft sheer rockface, while enjoying breaktaking views over Clew Bay. Just don’t look straight down!
For more information log on to www.adventurewest.ie
Westport has an abundance of outdoor playgrounds for kids of all ages, all with easy access on foot or in the car.
The Pirates Playground at Westport House
Set adjacent to Gracy’s Bar & Café in the Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, The Pirates Playground is a free facility offering a slide, climbing frames and rockers to entertain. Nearby, you’ll find the Pirates Den indoor soft play area, pitch & putt, table tennis and of course, the Pirate Adventure Park.
The Children’s Playground at the Leisure Centre
It is an excellent facility set in the centre of town, just off James Street. It is enthusiastically used by children of all ages providing climbing frames, swings, rockers, slides and a pretty adjacent green area.
The Bogfield Playground, Golf Course Road
Westport’s newest playground provides for a fantastic facility including swings, slides and rockers as well as more innovative zipwire, climbing frames, games and puzzles. Plenty to engage and entertain!
Westport Skate Park Playground
Another brand-new playground right beside Westport Skate Park and the Westport Greenway. This has the added attraction of the skate park and astroturf pitch next door, perfect for older children.
Westport Skate Park
Westport’s new state-of-the-art skate park and games area is right beside the Westport Greenway (also known locally as the Railway Line Walk) at the junction of the Louisburgh and Leenane roads.
In addition to the purpose-built skateboarding and rollerblading area, this facility has an astro turf pitch which can be used for basketball, soccer, volleyball, camogie, hurling, gaelic football and rugby.
A brand-new playground has also been built beside the skate park, giving yet another outdoor activity option for the young and young at heart and making this a perfect place for family fun.
The area has ample seating and a car park and is right beside recently extended walking and cycling trail the Westport Greenway. The Greenway route is a dedicated off-road trail running from Westport town centre to the Quay and connects with cycle routes to Murrisk and Croagh Patrick.
Please note that skaters skate at their own risk.
Opening Times Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm.
Offering competitive prices, free parking with onsite cafe food and beverage options.
When you ride into The Wild West, you ain’t gonna to believe what fun you can have here. Git your coins from the bank and grab yourself a place to rest at the Pioneer Hotel before you start your journey cos you're gonna need all the energy you got!
For more information log onto www.thewildwest.ie
Tir Na nOg Venture Fun Park (Kiltimagh)
Aptly named, "the land of youth", this fun park provides an enchanting area with play structures imaginatively designed and fashioned from environmentally friendly materials.
For more information log on to www.ird-kiltimagh.ie
Atlantic Adventure Centre (Lecanvey)
This is a purpose built outdoor pursuits facility, seeking to develop the personal development of young people. The types of courses vary from water sports to dry land activities. All safety equipment for water sports such as wet suits, buoyancy aids, etc, will be provided, along with helmets and harnesses for rock climbing. Prices depend on the duration of the course.
Activities include canoeing, windsurfing, topper sailing, bogie boarding, pier jumping, rock climbing, abseiling, hill walking, mountain climbing, orienteering, shore fishing and overnight canoe trips.
For more information log on to http://www.atlanticadventurecentre.com
Foot Golf Mayo
FootGolfMayo is a foot golf facility located 4km from Westport Co Mayo. Footgolf was invented in Holland in 2009 and is a combination of two of the world's most popular sports football and golf.
Footgolf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with nine countries affiliated to the international federation. The first world cup was held in Hungary last year. It is very new to Ireland with just two facilities in the whole country.
The aim of the game is kick a football from the tee to an oversized hole in the least amount of shots, its that simple.
For more information log on to www.footgolfmayo.ie
Connemara Wild Escapes
Connemara Wild Escapes is a destination specialist tour operator, offering exhilarating activities & experiences to the bewitching, wilderness region of the West of Ireland.
They offer entirely new types of packaged and tailor-made 1 day multiday tours of the region - unique experiences that can include the activity/activities, superb locally sourced food, local expert guides, a range of transport options and of course, all wrapped up in the mighty Irish ‘craic’!
West of Ireland activities & experiences include :-
• Leisure: History, local heritage & culture, festivals, castles, gardens, cruises, rail tours, wellness, golf, equestrian, islands, wildlife, gourmet, storytelling-myths & legends, fine arts & crafts
• Walking: Graded walks: hiking, trekking, beach, bog, hill, mountain & countryside
• Cycling: Touring, electric & mountain bike tours
• Angling: Fresh water-Wild salmon & trout Coarse fishing, Salt water-shore & deep sea fishing
• Adventure: Multi activity-easy to severe-including sea kayaking, rock climbing, zip wire, sailing, clay pigeon shooting, etc
The above can be supplied unguided or as guided by our expert local guides, who will ignite every experience.
For More information log on to www.connemarawildescapes.ie
Westport Wargames is an exhilarating outdoor military style adventure with a selection of missions, played all year round, come rain or shine. Paintball is an adventurous day out for everyone over 16 years old. It promises an action packed day of strategy, skill and teamwork never to be forgotten in Westport, County Mayo.
Kids Splatball is the most popular new kids adventure for kids ages 7-13. It is so fun that kids as young as seven and as old as 100 can enjoy running around our great game zones, learning to aim at targets and playing real paintball-type games. Selected times are available seven days a week for groups of six or more players. Whatever your celebration, come out and play at Westport Wargames for an unforgettable adventure and quality time with friends and family.
For more information log on to http://www.westportwargames.com
Bubble Soccer is a new craze sweeping across Europe. This is a fast moving sport which can be enjoyed by anyone aged 16 or over.
Protected by big inflatable bubbles players try to play football with hilarious results. Take part or just watch as players bump into and knock each other over like human bumper cars while playing soccer.
Call 087 716 4308 for more information
Kiltimagh Pet Farm
Kiltimagh Wildlife park & Pet Farm is located in the West of Ireland with excellent views and surroundings. Probably the largest range of pets and exotic animals on any pet farm in Ireland can be seen. These include Asian Palm Civet, Coati Mundi, Maras, Reha Llamas, Wallabies as well as lots of furry friends all waiting to be cuddled.
There is also a reptile house with an extensive range of animals and visitors are given the opportunity to get up close and personal with the reptiles making it a truly hands on experience.
Relax in peaceful surrounding, enjoy a picnic or get a snack from the coffee shop, while the young one can explore the adventure play area or enjoy a pony ride.
For more information log on to www.kiltimaghpetfarm.com
Killary Adventure has been offering adventure experiences in the west of Ireland for over 30 years. Their aim is to make outdoor adventure accessible to all and to encourage everyone to push the boundaries of their experience.
School tours, family holidays, summer camps, day activities and weekends-away along with corporate programmes, stag and hen parties, training courses, adventure races and international expeditions are all part of the Killary product.
There is loads of activities to choose from both land and water based.
Paintball, Turf Challenge, Killary Ropes Challenge Course, Bungee Jump, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Giant Swing, Climbing & Abseiling Tower, Laser Combat Games, Rockclimbing & Abseiling, Zipwire, Archery, Killary Challenge, Orienteering, Hillwalking, Kayaking, Water Tramplines, Self-guided Activity Day, Wakeboarding, Ringo Rides, Waterskiing, Gorge Walking, Raft Building, Speedboat Rides and Windsurfing.
For more information log on to http://killaryadventure.com/
Glen Keen Farm
Visit one of Ireland's largest sheep farms on the Wild Atlantic Way. The area is designated by Europe as a special area of conservation for its natural beauty, unique habitats & wildlife.
The Glen Keen (gentle/mild Glen) Farm is unique in Ireland, due to its size, location and natural beauty. Glen Keen is one of the largest farms in Irelands agri-tourism offering, over 1,400 acres in size, this single family-owned sheep farm with a commonage footprint that extends to over 5,500 acres is larger than some national parks. Glen Keen is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, 6.2 miles from Louisburgh on the Leenane road (R335); Mayo’s front door to the Delphi Valley, Killary Harbour and the gateway to the Connemara region. The farm is stunning with waterfalls and breathtaking valleys of the Carrowniskey River, which forges, through the centre of the property and is bound by the Sheeffry and Mweelrea mountain ranges on the south side of the property, serving as pillars to the Delphi Valley.
For more information log on to http://glenkeenfarm.com/