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Enjoy thrill rides and a tour of a historic 18th-century house at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House. Since opening in 1960, this park has entertained people of all ages. For swashbuckling fun, stop by Pirate Adventure, complete with a train ride, ship ride, and several slides. Take a guided or self-guided tour of the historical home owned by the Browne Family. Explore the 30 rooms of this house, which was built in the 1700s, and view the four permanent exhibits on display inside. If you'd like to extend your visit, camp on the scenic park grounds. A visit to The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Westport itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House reviews
Overpriced and underwhelming Totally over priced. We went with 3 children and 3 adults. The children are 5, 8 and 10. The slippery slide is gone which they loved and it has been replaced by a very...
Overpriced and underwhelming Totally over priced. We went with 3 children and 3 adults. The children are 5, 8 and 10. The slippery slide is gone which they loved and it has been replaced by a very... more »
Priced as €25 per adult and €20 per child or €70 for family of 2a2c, is a complete rip off. Adults should not have to pay at all. It's a VERY small park with 4 "rides" to go on and maybe 7 other...
Priced as €25 per adult and €20 per child or €70 for family of 2a2c, is a complete rip off. Adults should not have to pay at all. It's a VERY small park with 4 "rides" to go on and maybe 7 other... more »
We followed Google Maps to Pirate Adventure Park, which took us in the 'wrong' entrance, where there was a sign saying it's for house visitors only. So we drove for 20 minutes through the middle of Westport to get to the 'correct' entrance. Turns out it's literally the same car park, just the other side of a barrier. Then when you get in, there's no signage saying you have to go to the ticket office to get a wristband. This could at least be mentioned on the very lengthy booking confirmation email. Also, for a family of two adults and a three-year-old, we paid €70. For that price we expected a theme park, which is how this place is marketed. It is NOT a theme park, it's a small area with four rides, two of which are loosely pirate-themed. Our three-year-old was only big enough for two baby rides, even though his ticket cost €20, the same as what a teenager would pay. An older kid could probably just about get their money's worth if they spent all day on the log flume and the swing ride. Even still, the pricing is comparable to somewhere like Gulliver's Kingdom in England, which is an actual theme park with dozens of rides for all ages. There are two saving graces: one, the estate itself is beautiful (although entry to the house will cost you extra, yes I'm serious). And two, the staff are all absolutely lovely and very helpful, doing their best to make the most of this bizarre place that thinks it's a theme park but is really a stately home with rides. If the tickets were half the price, I'd be giving it five stars.
We drove 2 hours to get here only to be told they were closing early at 3pm because the ‘weather’, it’s wasn’t even raining. It’s advertised to be open until 8pm. We were told we had 30 minutes, to enjoy the park, but they would only give us a 10% discount, on what is already an extortionate price. Shocking service. Kids are gutted. We will never come back.
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