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5 activities to do with kids in the Algarve



Have you already packed your bags for the holidays? If the Algarve is your favourite destination to spend a few days with the family, you'll find a beachfront as far as the eye can see, landscapes that seem to come out of a movie and cuisine that will leave you crying for more.

Children will not be disappointed either: in addition to playing in the ocean, there is a whole world of water parks, exotic animals, fun pools and lots of adventure waiting for them!


Algarve for all tastes

Spending the day at the beach might seem like the perfect plan for families looking for a few days of pure relaxation: the youngest can play in the water, look for animals on the rocks, collect shells and experience great adventures in the Algarve’s sands.

Even so, we know that it’s sometimes hard to find activities that live up to the imagination of the younger ones — and that also allow parents to enjoy a few days of peace and quiet. The key word is balance, and in the Algarve there is no shortage of activities for all tastes and ages. Ready for the best holiday ever?


Aqualand, Alcantarilha

Who doesn't love a water park with more slides and pools than you can count? While adults can have fun in the wave pools and the typical tube slides at Aqualand, the "Children's Paradise” and the "Rainbow Park” are a true aquatic paradise for the youngest. Here you’ll find swimming pools, mini slides, giant crayons and inflatable castles.

The park also has a souvenir shop and a restaurant to recharge your batteries. Take advantage of transportation to the park, available from various points throughout the Algarve, and have fun!

ZooMarine, Albufeira

This is an experience that will appeal to children and adults alike. Get ready to spend the day with seals, sharks, turtles, exotic birds and lots of tropical fish!

If you like dolphins, be sure not to miss "Dolphins Emotions", one of the most popular attractions at ZooMarine. You’ll be amazed by the leaps, acrobatics and friendliness of the dolphins. It is a show that will leave youngsters speechless.

At the end of the day, enjoy a movie in the 4D cinema, dive into one of the pools or play on the water slides.


Family Golf Park, Vilamoura

After all, golf isn't just for grown-ups: the Family Golf Park is a mini-golf circuit that does justice to Vilamoura's fame for those who can't resist taking a few shots — even while on vacation!

The golf courses are surrounded by columns and pillars reminiscent of ancient Rome, and promise fun times for the whole family. In addition to the courses, there is a special area for younger children, a game room and a snack bar with a terrace where you can take a break between shots.


Luso Aventura Adventure Park, Albufeira

If you and your family are fans of extreme sports and can’t say no to a good dose of adventure on vacation, the Luso Aventura Adventure Park is a must-see.

Put your dexterity to the test and have fun on a tree-top walk, going from tree to tree until you reach the highest difficulty level. Children aged four and up can also join their parents in this game.

After finishing the tree-top walk, venture out with the family in a paintball challenge. Whoever loses can’t have any ice cream!

Algarve Seafaries, Vilamoura

It looks like a safari, but takes place in the water: the Seafari boats depart from the Vilamoura marina for tours along the cliffs, caves and rocks of the Algarve coast. They are an alternative for families who love the ocean and marine life, but have never had the chance to explore on the other side of the coast.

You can choose between a visit inside the caves or a full-day cruise with a break on an isolated beach, accessible only by sea, just like on a pirate's island. Can you imagine the adventures that children will have on a beach like this?

Rest time at PortoBay Falésia

After a full day, the long-awaited time of rest arrives at PortoBay Falésia. While parents enjoy a cocktail or a snack by the pool, the youngest can take a dip in the children's pool, specially designed for playing in the water.

When the children are tired of so much play, it's time to take them to dinner at the Madeira restaurant or at Il Basilico: at first, you'll find a delicious buffet selection for all tastes, while at Il Basilico you can savour the most exquisite flavours of Italy. Everyone to the table: dinner is almost served!

After dinner, enjoy the mild climate of the Algarve’s nights and rest in one of the hotel's viewpoints overlooking the sea: the end of a perfect day with the family. Tomorrow there's more. ..


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