Winter Family Holidays 2020

With foreign travel being unlikely for the remainder of 2020, Irish staycationers are being encouraged to enjoy the many wonders on their doorstep, starting with picturesque Westport this Winter.  You are invited to stay in Hotel Westport this November and December - a peaceful haven set on the idyllic 400 acres of Westport House - where we have worked hard to offer the highest safety standards so you may enjoy a unique staycation experience this year. 

Hotel Westport is located only 5 minutes walk from the centre of this vibrant heritage town.  From here, you can enjoy the Great Western Greenway, the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick or one our many stunning nearby beaches.  There is so much to do in Westport, check out our Top 10 Things to Do blog for more detail.

Be sure to allow time to explore our 400 year old historic house or the picturesque estate with its 400 acres of fresh air - gardens, 3.5km looped walk, river and lake - the ideal location to enjoy good clean fun

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Enjoy a family getaway from the 28th Of October.  

 Splash time sound good to you?  Us too.  Pool Time must be reserved and up to 10 people will be allowed in the pool at a time for up to 45 minutes. You are asked to change in your bedroom and bring a robe to wear to and from the pool.  

Why not Hire a Bike from Clew Bay Bike Hire and get exclusive discounts?  Simply reserve it with Clew Bay Bike Hire on 098 24818.  Did you know that Clew Bay Bike Hire also offer guided kayaking? 

 If you prefer to do your own thing as a family – why, that’s just fine with us too. If you’d like to take our Pirate Explorer Pack to go explore the estate, just ask. We hope that you’ll find our trails and maps a fun enticement to encourage the kids to head out on a walk.  

Please note that the Pirate Adventure Park and Panda Club will not be operating in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We simply ask that parents supervise all activities including dinner. We may no longer offer a drop off service to allow for effective social distancing & hygiene measures to been overseen. Pre-booking of all activities will be required.

We provide a great range of family accommodation, ranging from standard family rooms, standard and premier interconnecting rooms, deluxe family rooms and premier suites, depending on your requirements.

Everything about Hotel Westport is designed with families in mind. From fabulous family-friendly accommodation to our restaurants,  leisure centre, baby listening service and travel cots allowing you to spend quality and fun-filled times together.



















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Winter Wonderland at Westport House


Winter Wonderland at Westport House is a magical Christmas experience brimming with festive cheer that will leave the kids starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales.  Staying in Hotel Westport means that you'll be at the heart of this festive event - staying right on the Westport House Estate and getting exclusive re-entry to Tinsel Town the NEXT DAY.

What’s happening in 2020 for Winter Wonderland? Well, it will be slightly different to allow for social distancing and to comply with public health advice, but the one thing that will be the same as in previous 10 years of this event is…the MAGIC! We have worked really hard to ensure that Winter Wonderland 2020 is as festive and awe-inspiring as ever. 

How does Winter Wonderland work for Hotel Westport Guests?

  • Pick up & drop off from Hotel Westport on the Winter Wonderland Express Train to Westport House
  • Meet Mrs Claus and enjoy a complimentary drink  
  • Private, individual family visit with Santa - one at a time (no group visit) - in his very safe and socially distanced Victorian grotto
  • Get into the outdoors in magical Tinsel Town with “real” snow and the live crib
  • Check out the Elves Workshop to choose your own Toy
  • Enjoy festive marshmallows for toasting, temporary tattoo & play hook-a-duck
  • Visit the Elves Village in Tinsel Town 
  • Return to Hotel Westport on the Winter Wonderland Express Train
  • Hotel Westport guests may return to Tinsel Town the next day for FREE 

From September 1st to 30th, Hotel Westport guests get EXCLUSIVE access to choose their preferred dates.  Our guests may skip the (virtual) ticket queues by booking your accommodation package for Winter Wonderland.  On sale now, simply call us on +353(0)9825122 or visit our website to book your accommodation package for Winter Wonderland

Or for more information on the event itself, please click here for more details on Winter Wonderland.

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And don't forget, by booking this Holiday, you may be eligible to avail of rebates from the Irish Governments 'Stay & Save Scheme'. We would be delighted to provide details on check-out.



Hotel Westport Covid-19 Co-Operative

Hotel Westport has created a programme that will focus on the highest standards of cleanliness and social distancing throughout the entire property as the safety of both staff and guests is paramount. Visitors are a vital component in ensuring continued success and the commitment to maintaining a number of established Covid-19 public health practices and Hotel Westport’s operational plan. 

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