Family Activities in Westport

Westport has something to offer every member of the family during your family hotel break. Adventure sports, cycling, walking, culture, history, shopping and family fun can be found in and around the town. With a fantastic location tucked between mountains and the sea there are numerous adventure providers with a range of land and water based activities. These include rock climbing, archery, zipwire, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding and more.

Great Western Greenway

A cycling and walking track between Westport and Achill with a distance of 42km. A number of companies in Westport hire bicycles and offer shuttle bus transfers to and from points along the route.

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.

Achill Island

Achill is an outdoor activity paradise. It has everything you could want – magnificent beaches (a number of which are Blue Flag), lakes, mountains and soaring cliffs.

Wild West

Located close to the town centre the Wild West Indoor Play Village is both fun and educational. Parking is free and it is open 7 days a week all year round.

Horkan’s Garden Centre and Pet Farm

A great family attraction with restaurant and pet store as well as a pet farm open during certain dates in August only.


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.


The Westport Woods Hotel & Spa’s own horse riding centre offering beach and mountain treks to all levels of rider. Our horses are well-schooled home-bred horses and with our expert guides you will get to discover the foothills of Croagh Patrick and sweeping beaches on the Atlantic coast.

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