Take a tuk-tuk around town. Tuk-tuks are extremely fun and they’re a nice way for the whole family to see a city. So if you are traveling to Portugal with kids, make sure you take them for a tuk-tuk ride. You will find them in Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra.
Visit Sintra. If you have a child in the midst of a Disney princess obsession, then a visit to Sintra will definitely make their dreams come true! The area within the Park of Pena is home to some of the most varied and romantic castles and palaces in Europe. These include a Moorish castle, the grand Palace National of Queluz, and most spectacular of all – the dramatic Pena National Palace, which looks as if a child has drawn a fairy tale castle, then raided the paint box and splashed an assortment of colors across it.
Visit the caves Grutas de Mira de Aire. Grutas de Mira de Aire is a must place to visit travelling in central Portugal with kids. Descend 100 m below the ground and explore more than 600 m of incredible underground chambers. This is something the whole family will love for sure! And don’t worry about having to climb back up – there’s an elevator to take you back to the surface.
Discover some of the most amazing viewpoints of Portugal. Some kids love climbing staircases and visiting old towers – the higher, the better. Here are some viewpoints not to miss in Portugal with kids: Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, O Sitio district in Nazaré, Dom Luís I Bridge in Porto (the bridge has two levels, the views from the top are priceless), the Cathedral tower of Evora.
Explore an old convent. Museums, churches, and other kinds of religious buildings are not always a big success when traveling with kids. However, Portugal has some amazing places, especially the monasteries, that any kid will love to explore. Make sure to take a look at the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha. Not a chance your kids will get bored there!
Get lost in the most beautiful forest of Portugal. If you like off the beaten path destinations, nature, and history, make sure you take the kids to the Mata Naciona Buçaco forest in Luso, Central Portugal. They’ll love this ancient forest with something different and exciting to explore behind every corner. Take a picnic and make this one of the most memorable family day trips in Portugal!
Visit Costa Nova, the most colorful town of Portugal. Take your kids to Praia da Costa Nova. This little coastal town with colourful striped houses will be a favourite with you children and you'll get the chance to take some amazingly beautiful pictures!
Explore Óbidos. Óbidos is a medieval village in Leiria that has a stunning castle in the middle so why don’t you take your children there and have them walk the walls of the castle? They will feel like real princes and princesses.
Travel to Cascais. Just 30 minutes from central Lisbon by car or train, Cascais is a picturesque fishing town on the Portuguese Riviera. It’s known as the Town of Kings and Fishes, as historically it has been both a minor fishing village and also a vacation-spot for Portuguese nobility. There is a pretty town centre with pastel-colored buildings, museums and family-run restaurants, and also child-friendly beaches to the east of the town, with calm waters. Seeing the little fishing boats bobbing on the turquoise sea at Cascais’s waterfront is truly picture-perfect.
Learn about history at the Côa Museum. Côa Museum, in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, witnesses the oldest memory of mankind. One of the most important archaeological sites in the world, the Côa Museum has a collection of ‘drawings’ since the Paleolithic era. An interesting history lesson for the kids, right?