Family Fun

The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House

A TREASURE TROVE of Family Fun and Winner of Best Family Visitor Attraction in Ireland. Do you want a variety of things to do to excite the whole family? Looking for an experience that you’ll all cherish for years to come? Westport House Estate with its Pirate Adventure Park, restaurant and campsite is a great experience for the whole family.

There’s also historic Westport House itself to explore – including the spooky dungeons, as well as fantastic gardens and forest walks.


Gaze out to Clare Island as you go pony trekking on the beach at the foothills of Croagh Patrick. Or dodge some paint ‘bullets’ at Kids’ Splatball. Or try FootGolf (yes, you read that right).

Children love the water and the seaside. Why not spend a morning learning how to do stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or how to surf or to sail? For parents who like some time out, check out the myriad of brilliant kids clubs offered by most of the local hotels.

Nature and the Outdoors

Mayo is known for its hundreds of beaches from small, sheltered coves to vast expansive strands. Westport beaches are some of the best beaches for the family to enjoy. A visit to Blue Flag beach is a great option for a family outing to enjoy a walk or picnic.

Located near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road. Blue Flag beach is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and birdwatching, as well as kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Forest Walks

We highly recommend taking your family to explore our local woodlands. Experience forest trails just a short walk or drive from the town centre. Stunningly beautiful and off the beaten track you will find fewer people walking these routes.

This allows you to reap the rewards of spectacular views and breathtaking scenery, no matter what the season. Most of the trails below are family friendly walks, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, so no excuses!