Autumn Winter Programme at Westport House

Fresh from a very successful Summer season, Westport House are delighted to announce that a varied programme of events and activities is coming up this Autumn/Winter. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Westport House as we move into this beautiful and more peaceful season.

Fossett’s Circus, 27th September to 1st October

Long-time friends of Westport House, the Fossett’s family, will return to Westport with another all-new show for 2017 featuring magical aerial manoeuvers, skilled knife throwing and motorcycle on a high-wire. Always thrilling, don’t miss out.

Award-winning Halloween Fest, 28th October to November 5th

Winner of Best Halloween Event at Primary Times, some ghoulishly good fun over this October mid-term break. The Pirate Adventure Park will be open all mid-term break long as will the “haunted” historic house.  From the 28th to the 31st October, there will be free workshops and activities in your ticket such as Spooky Spoons, Jack-O-Lantern Carving, Face-painting and Storytelling with the White Witch. Don’t miss out on the newly spooked dungeons!

Magical Christmas Experience, 25th November to 23rd December

Visitors get to enjoy Westport House in a whole new way as all of the rooms are used to celebrate Winter Wonderland at Christmas. Once you park, the train will pick you up and bring you to beautiful Westport House.  New this year, there will be more intimate group sizes visiting Santa as part of your guided experience at Winter Wonderland, each child will get their own miniature Christmas tree to plant (as Santa’s gift) and they are planning a very exciting Christmas Eve Live Show with Santa Claus (that you can watch online in the comfort of your own home). There will also be a new “Live Crib” so the kiddies will get to meet some animals too. The Elves will welcome you all back but with a new sparkle in the experience and Mrs Claus has a magical new story about “Stumpa” that will inspire the kids. Everyone will still get to take home their own home-made Yuletide Log and avail of the professional photo.  

Sensory Santa at Westport House, 1st December

On December 1st, the lights and music are toned down to welcome families with children with autism to see Santa one on one.

Westport House Open Daily

Westport House remains open daily through to the start of November from 10am to 4pm and weekends thereafter. With the Autumn leaves turning, this season is a particularly beautiful one to visit. Enjoy over 30 rooms open to the public and 6 exhibitions.

Groups Always Welcome at Westport House

You are always welcome to bring a group and take your pick of the following activities.

  •         Book an Afternoon Tea in the stunning house (a great lunch alternative)
  •         Enjoy a fascinating Guided Tour of the House with one of the passionate, fun and knowledgeable guides
  •         Take the Westport Train Tour on a sight-seeing, all-weather tour of the town
  •         Try an exhilarating Private Hawk Walk with a master falconer
  •         Challenge yourself to zipwires and archery with Killary Adventure


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