Westport House from a child’s eyes
The house and the old farm buildings are beautiful. It’ s nice to see all the old things around.
All the rides are great fun and the small train is good for young children but all ages would like it. We saw lots of funny things on the way, like the Monkey Junction, so we went on the train twice. In the evenings we played at Pirate’s Den. This an indoor play area in one of the old tall buildings in the courtyard and the height limit for children is 4 ft 7ins.
We played tennis, table tennis and mini golf also. They were brilliant. There was a playground and a formula fun race track but the cars go really slow. There is a bigger playground near to Westport.
The next day we cycled the Greenway but we all thought it was hard.
And Croagh Patrick is not far away. You can go to Clare Island too. One day we had planned to go but it was raining, we will go another day. There were swan pedal boats that you peddle out onto the lake in front of the House. On our walk we saw the Grace O’ Malley statue. There was adventure stuff too which looked good but the best thing was the Zorbing ball. The Zorb is a big inflated ball and you can go in the wet one or the dry one.
There are bouncy castles for small children and the games room was fun too. There is lots of room in the Caravan Park a big sand pit to play. I liked sleeping in the campervan. Every Friday night there’s a disco and a big band plays in the bar every Saturday night a band plays.
Because there’s a lot of room to cycle around we liked going up to the old House in the evening when everyone was gone. We got chips from the cafe and pizza in the local Centra shop on the hill and eat them in the camper, they were lovely. There is Wi-Fi for laptops and I could go on the Moshi Monsters website. There is a place called The Great Relief where you can go to the toilet and shower.
I had a great holiday at Westport House and we’re going back again soon with our friends.
By Iarlaith Golding. Age:9.