Family Activities in Westport

Things to Do on a Family Holiday in Westport.


A Family Break at Westport Woods Hotel is the best way to see the West of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. For generations Westport has been the staycation destination for people looking to enjoy a Family Holiday in Mayo.


Here is a list of Family Friendly Things to Do right on our doorstep:



Have you ever wanted to enjoy a horseback ride on the beach? Our hotel as an equestrian centre, where we can organise a trek for beginners to intermediates. It’s a way for you to head out as a family or just an experience of a lifetime for the little ones in our arena for a short lesson. Call 087 260 5672 for more info


Westport Cruises:

Venture out into Clew Bay for some Seal Watching and wonder at the 360 islands in the bay, one of which was owned by John Lennon from the Beatles.


Great Western Greenway:

The beautiful 44km stretch from Westport to Achill is a safe way to get into nature with the family. Bring your bikes or hire them out, cycle it all or just a bit.


Westport Adventure Park:

Have a wide variety of games and activities for all families. Scale the High Ropes, Play Splat Ball, Zorb Wars or take on an interactive puzzle


Wild West Indoor Play Village:

For the younger ones, the indoor play village is a safe and fun filled afternoon in the old Wild West. Cowboys, Indians and of course the Sheriff office! The kids are supervised while you can relax with some local roast coffee.


Blue Flag Beaches:

There are beaches to suit every activity in this part of Co Mayo. The closest Blue Flag beach is Bertra which is located at Murrisk, near the pathway to Croagh Patrick. It is ideal for walking or swimming and provides sweeping views of the mountain. Other Blue Flag Beaches are to be found at Carrowmore near Louisburgh (approximately 20 minute drive from Westport) as well as on Clare Island and Achill Island.


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.


Sea Kayaking:

Nothing as liberating as paddling out into the open Ocean. Luckily in Westport you and the family have the sheltered Clew Bay to dip into the Atlantic Waters.


Swan Padelo Boats:

Take the family out on the lake at Westport House for a trip in one of their famous Swan Boats. Pedal power all the way with this one, you will have a blast.


Keem Bay & Achill Island:

Taking a trip to Achill with the Family is a perfect short day trip and some touring along the wonderful coastal roads to the lovely beach at Keem Bay. Its one of only 15 Signature Discovery Points on the entire 2500km of the Wild Atlantic Way!


Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park:

Visit the historic house built in 1650 on the ruins of one of Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley’s castles or enjoy family fun at the Pirate Adventure Park with rides, swings, slides and much more. There is also a Birds of Prey Centre and the Train Tour of Westport town.



Surf Mayo have a great school out in Louisburgh and take family Surf lessons from as little as €25 for 2 hours and everything is provided out there in the price.