What can you do for a day in Westport?

Your holiday in Westport can be as action packed or relaxing as you want to make it. We have some suggestions on how you can get the best of both worlds with your family to make memories that will last a life time!




Westport House

The house was built in 1730 before the town of Westport existed! The house was built on the grounds of the old Pirate Queen Grace O Malley's castle complete with old dungeons. Access to the house can be had through our gardens. Its a great way to start off your holiday

  • Self Guided Auido Tour of Westport House with their free app
  • 3.5km Loop Walk around the Lake and Gardens
  • Birds of Prey Show



Pirate Adventure Park 

After seeing and hearing about the history of Westport House, you can stay on the grounds and head along to the Pirate Adventure Park. The park is full of fun filled activities for all the family.

  • Swan Pedalo Boats
  • Mini Zip Line
  • Vortex Tunnel
  • Westport House Express (Miniature Railway Line Tour)
  • Mini Ferris Wheel

TIP: Ask at our Reception for a Pirate Adventure Park Voucher to get 5% off your family ticket!!!





Go!Trekking! Ireland

As part of Westport Woods Hotel, we offer some great packages with go!trekking! Ireland a local stables. They offer a variety of different treks with oppurtunities for adults and children, allowing beginners right up to expert riders experience the Wild Atlantic Way like no other on some beautiful home bred Irish horses.

  • 1 Hour Toughar Padraig Heritage Trek
  • 2 Hour Bertra Beach Trek (Times Subject to Tides)
  • 2 Hour Mountain Trek

For more information see our Go!Trekking! Ireland Page or check out the short video below:



Family Picnic Basket at The Beach!

Before you leave the hotel, make sure to pick up one of our Family Picnic Baskets complete with sandwiches, drinks and treats. Check Out Our Picnic Menu

What better way to enjoy your Picnic Basket than under the shadow of Croagh Patrick and over looking Clewbay on one of her Blue Flag Beaches complete with directions:


Bertra Beach: https://goo.gl/maps/RSgBMMdGtK5GwG5w9

Old Head Beach: https://goo.gl/maps/7bch1psjRFmCyKxd9




Full Day Activity

Great Western Greenway
The former Westport to Achill Island railway line has converted into Ireland first cycleway or greenway. This is a fun filled 42km route along which takes you This is a great way to spend a full day or enjoy just a part of it some afternoon.
The Cycle can be taken in stages, with pickup and drop off points available with Clew Bay Bike Hire

  • Wesport to Newport (11km, 1 hour)
  • Newport to Mulranny (18km, 1 Hour 45mins)
  • Mulranny to Achill (13km, 1 Hour 15mins)


Bellos Galato
When you get back to Westport, enjoy a real treat with the kids. Some Italian style gelato and Bellos Galato & Bistro and take a stroll past all the quaint and quirky shops and streets in Westport!


If you are searching for a family friendly hotel in Mayo then the Westport Woods Hotel is the best choice for you.