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Activities with Children in Lisbon

Wondering what to do with your time in Lisbon with your children? Our activity guide has got you covered with several things to keep them occupied so they can have endless fun on their holidays. From a visit to the zoo to an underwater experience, Villanovo can help you organise these day trips so do not hesitate to contact us.

Activities with Children in Lisbon - Lisbon region

Lisbon Zoo

Have a great family day out admiring the magnificent creatures that live in Lisbon Zoo. Go on a worldwide journey as you learn about animals that have come from all over the world. Your day out to the zoo in Lisbon will be filled with adventure, fun, education and discovery for all. The zoo is open every day of the year and in the summer, times are 10:00 - 20:00 with the last entry being at 18:45. Entry tickets cost 20,50€ for adults and 14,50€ for children aged between 3 and 12 years old. For further information and to plan your trip, click here.

Lisbon Oceanarium

A day out that the whole family will love, Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the best aquariums in the whole world. With more than one million gallons of seawater supporting the lives of around 8,000 sea creatures, it’s vast size will surely amaze young minds. Over 450 different species of animals including sharks, sea otters, penguins, and plenty of fish live in the aquarium and fascinate children of all ages. The Oceanarium is open daily from 10:00 - 20:00 with the last entry being at 19:00. Prices are affordable with a family ticket costing just 39€. For more information, click here.

Lisbon Oceanarium - Lisbon region

Parque Infantil do Alvito (Monsanto)

A popular activity with the children, this large playground will delight all the youngsters. Let them go wild as their imaginations run free as they explore the swings, the climbing frames and the numerous slides within the park. Situated in the beautiful Monsanto area, this park is free to get in and will be a fun day out for all the family. Bring a picnic and enjoy the stunning surroundings and greenery.

Tram #28

Children will most definitely love this next activity: a tram ride on line 28. Following a tourist friendly route, a window seat will surely delight the younger ones as the tram hurtles through the narrow streets of Lisbon, passing through some of the most famous districts like Bairro Alto and Baixa, winding past the popular tourist attractions. The tram costs 2,85€ for a one way ticket and can be purchased at kiosks located all around the city as well as onboard. Running times are generally between 07:30 and 21:15 although can vary depending on the time of year. For further details, click here.

Tram #28 - Lisbon region

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência viva

Learning should be fun and so a trip to Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência viva offers just that. This interactive experience combines physics and science so children can learn and have fun all at the same time. Watch their young minds be engaged with the facilities that this centre offers. Children will enjoy making new friends by joining in with the games, working hard to solve the puzzles and learn a bit more about science in a fun environment. To plan your day out, click here.


A day out at the beach will have children jumping for joy as they build sandcastles on the golden sandy beaches that line the coastline and swim in the turquoise waters. There are plenty of family friendly beaches to choose from so everyone can have a great day out. Bring a picnic and make a day of it. A guide to the best beaches to visit can be found by clicking here.

Beach - Lisbon region

Cable Car

The telecabine will be an activity that your children will love doing. The cable runs above the edge of the river from Parque das Nações giving incredible views of the city below. Children will love the flight when they are pointing out all the unique buildings that they can see from the sky. The flight lasts around 20 minutes and children will enjoy going on an adventure through the air with 360° views of Lisbon. Open everyday of the year the times are 10:30 - 20:00 during the summer months. Tickets cost 5,90€ for adults for a round trip and only 3,35€ for children. For more details, check out their website by clicking here.

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