We LOVE Westport House. No other emotion comes close to describe what we feel for this astounding camping and caravan park that seems sent from heaven to answer all the holiday needs both children and adults have.
Firstly, it’s a beaut. Set in the stunning Westport House Estate, camping and caravanning here means that you’re in one of the most beautiful heritage sites in the whole of Ireland. Nature puts on a resplendent show for visitors here too with forests, hills and mountains, and lakes all in close proximity. You’re pretty much on the Wild Atlantic Way here, one of the most scenic coastal routes on the planet, and Croagh Patrick is very near too.
Secondly, whether you like your holidays jam-packed with things to do or crammed to the hilt with absolutely nothing to do, Westport House delivers in spades.
The activities and facilities provided by this park are unique and top class. Adventure activities include carnival rides in the farmyard, a magical train ride, zip wire, archery, tree climbing, zorbing (a new craze that is set to become a mainstay), swan pedal boats and a whole lot of other get-your-body-moving activities.
Beware! This area is a hotbed for pirate activity. Westport House is situated close to Clew Bay and this is where Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of the 16th century, ruled the seas with an iron fist. Your family can now follow in her footsteps at the Pirate Adventure Park. Day passes give you access to thrilling rides, pedalo boats on a lake, a bouncy castle and much more. We went and spent a wonderful day in the company of other pirates. The kids were in their element - so were the adults! Ahoy matey! The staff there are super nice and couldn’t do enough for you.
A special thanks to Biddy, and the lads manning the swan pedal boats. The lads, with their impeccable farmer tans, which they wore with pride (and why not!), were the heroes for our little ones on the day. So much so that we went back to pedal around the lake a second and third time. After all what kid doesn’t dream of being captain of their own ship for an hour!
A cruise on Clew Bay puts you in very auspicious company. John Lennon had a tie to this part of the world when he bought an island in the bay. He only spent a few hours on it but did allow a commune of hippies to live on the island with his blessing.
If you like your holidays quiet and peaceful, Westport House is perfect for you too. Yes, there are various activities going on through the day but the park is an oasis of calm. If you’re looking for a place that will allow you and your family to relax from the moment you arrive, you’ve found it in Westport House.
Westport town is picturesque and charming. There are traditional bars and restaurants aplenty, and lovely quaint shops too, but there are also quiet meandering streets for you to enjoy if all you want to do is stroll.
In addition to the facilities for campers and caravanners, there are also bell tents for hire. These tents are perfect for families or groups of people who want to go camping but don’t want to do all the packing and preparation that goes with it.
Children’s needs are well taken care of and an indoor play area is provided for the younger members of the family. Gracey’s Gastro Bar is located in the vicinity and serves the most delicious snacks and meals. You won’t have fussy eaters on your hands when they smell the tempting aroma of wood fired pizza wafting through the air!
Westport House captured our imaginations on our recent trip. It’s no surprise that this is an award winning park. Westport House has won our hearts too. We will be back.
Westport House Highlights
- Huge choice of activities
- Stunning camping grounds
- Proximity to lakes, mountains, forests and the Wild Atlantic Way
- Peace and quiet
- Family friendly