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Family holidays with children in Portugal - attractions and entertainment

Portugal offers a wide range of entertainment for children of all ages. Adults are given the opportunity to take long walks and appreciate the beauties of nature. The state cares about the needs of the younger generation, and has created for them all the amenities for a comfortable stay and educational development. For example, active kids can visit the zoo “Kid Zania”, spend time in the aquarium, zoo or participate in yachting.
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The waterpark “Vila Real” opens its hospitable doors to fans of entertainment on a daily basis. The single space is divided into sections. There is the water park, a place for children, a study area and camping sites. Adults will enjoy a variety of slides “Kamikaze”, “Hydrotube” and an abundance of hot tub and swimming pools. A miniature colorful town in shallow water is specially set up for young visitors. This set up is organized close to lawns, which allows vigilant parents resting on sunbeds to closely watch the actions of their children. 
The zoo located in Lisbon is rated as one of the best in the world in terms of creating a natural environment for animals. More than 2,000 species of animals are recorded. On the designated area, there is a dolphinarium, a park with extensive entertaining attractions and a cable car. The whole complex is designed like a small settlement for fishermen. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the largest in Europe. From a distance, the structure resembles an aircraft carrier located on a quay in a small bay. The oceanarium contains a huge variety of ocean fauna. There are about 16,000 individual animals living here. Plants, mammals, birds and fishes account for as much as 450 species.
The Safari park of Badoka will delight tourists with car or bus tours creating an effect similar to being in the wild. The unique color of the African continent, full of zebras, tigers, giraffes and lions will create a huge impression even for widely travelled tourists. Animals here move freely in open space. Fascinating scenes of monkey performances, an aquatic environment with dolphins and fur seals are arranged hourly on the territory of the Safari. A playground with giant, kind elephants on whose backs you can take rides is open for visitors.  Fans of extreme relaxation can paddle down a mountain river with swirling water, getting a year’s worth of adrenaline.
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“Kid Zania Park” functions as a center for educational and recreational leisure for children from 3 to 16 years. The city is represented by a network of streets, buildings and traffic lights. For a child, its atmosphere creates a fun, fascinating, interesting and captivating experience. Toddlers and older children are given a unique opportunity to act and do things exclusively at their own discretion. 
The bracelet issued by the administration allows you to establish the place of their stay at any time. The local currency “kidzo” is issued to everyone. It permits you to participate in recreational activities and attractions. Those wishing to receive the currency have to earn it through either a physical or mental exercise or in any case both. Special clothes and accessories are provided in accordance with the types of occupation. Kids and adults alike master about 80 specialties, among which are: Cooks, Surgeons, Firemen and even air-control managers. The activities introduced are realistic in nature. Children are let in on the rules of polite communication, learning accuracy and kindness, in a relaxed and fun process. The territory is equipped with everything you would need. Such things as ​​supermarkets, financial and medical institutions, catering establishments, a beauty salon and a post office are represented in this small town.
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Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in Portugal
♥   Zoo 'Badoca Safari Park' Vila Nova de Santo André. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Lisbon Zoo' Lisbon. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Parque Biológico de Gaia' Vila Nova de Gaia. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Parque Zoológico de Lagos' Lagos. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Santo Inácio' Gaia. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Portugal
♥   Water park 'Aqualand' Algarve. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aquashow Park Hotel water park' Algarve. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Slide & Splash' Algarve. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Portugal
♥   Amusement park 'Aqualand' Alcantarilha. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Aquashow' Quarteira. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Naturwaterpark' Vila Real. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Norpark' Nazaré. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Parque Aquático de Amarante' Amarante. On the map   Photos
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Portugal
♥   Aquarium 'Aquário Vasco da Gama' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Fluviário de Mora' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Lisbon Oceanarium' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Sea Life Centre Porto' . On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Portugal

Sintra

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Sintra has long been one of the main national symbols of Portugal. Only here, at the place with a rich history, you can see majestic palaces and castles, look into the monasteries, where the way of life has not changed for hundreds of years, stroll through the centuries-old forests and quiet parks. The city is famous for its romantic scenery and historic architecture. It is often chosen for vacations by lovers and creative personalities in search of inspiration.

About 27 000 people reside in the city.  Sintra together with its vast surroundings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers who want to visit the picturesque town and get acquainted with its iconic landmarks will have a rich tour program. The most famous attraction is the National Palace of Sintra. The world famous Palace of … Read all

Monsanto

From the series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
In Portugal, there is the amazing town of Monsanto that doesn’t resemble any other site in the world. This historic town, which has been founded more than 800 years ago, was officially recognized as the most Portuguese one. The site is simply charming and has a lot of unique features. The main peculiarity of the town is the presence of huge granite boulders. They remind us about an intense volcanic activity that took place many years ago.

Today, enormous stones perfectly fit into the surrounding landscape. They replace a part of the walls or roofs in some houses. At first glance, several streets resemble ruins after a terrible catastrophe. In fact, homes of local residents have been built right in the middle of huge granite stones. Some houses have been carved just inside the huge … Read all
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Top cities of Portugal for children

Lisbon
The Lisbon Zoo is equally attractive and interesting to visit. This zoo is not distinguished by a large scale, but presents a very diverse collection of animals. You can see typical African predators, brown bears, exotic birds and an excellent dolphinarium which operates on the territory of the zoo. Many inhabitants of the zoo are very friendly. Children will definitely like to feed lemurs from their hands and also be photographed with colorful parrots. You should definitely visit the … Read more
Aveiro
This park has playgrounds with swings and slides for small kids, as well as several sports grounds designed specifically for older children. The park is well equipped for walking and cycling. It offers many beautiful places for peaceful rest and designated picnic areas. The main city park is located in close proximity to the canals, boat tours along which will also be great fun for kids. Be sure to take a walk in the central part of the park where you will find a small pond. Ducks live here … Read more
Albufeira
You can enjoy interesting lively activities and relaxation in picturesque places in the center of Parque Luso Aventura. This adventure park was opened in a picturesque forest. It offers a variety of obstacle courses to its guests. They will be able to walk along rope routes among tree crowns, take part in interesting games and test their dexterity in dozens of other ways. This entertainment center is recommended for visiting with children from the age of 4 years. On its territory, there are … Read more
Porto
SEA LIFE Porto is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and interesting aquariums in Portugal, and even a single visit is enough to prove that. This is the place where visitors will see a large collection of underwater creatures. Thrilling sharks, mysterious stingrays, hundreds of exotic fish, and an incredibly interesting aquarium with reptiles - SEA LIFE Porto is a truly amazing place. Visitors can also attend various events and witness various entertaining activities such as sharks … Read more
Lagos
With young children, it is worth visiting the entertainment center Woop. Most of its attractions and game rooms are designed for toddlers. There are children’s favorite inflatable attractions, pools with balls, and slides. On the roof of the center, an additional original recreation area with a swimming pool is equipped every summer. Here, a large inflatable slide is set up; even adults can ride from it. In the modern center, fitting entertainment will be found for absolutely everyone. … Read more
Cascais
The city has ideal conditions created for those who like to spend time outdoors. The choice of parks here is simply wide. One of the most beautiful and most visited is the Marechal Carmona Park. It is ideal for a vacation with children. In this park, there are a lot of trees and a lot of spacious green lawns where you can play active games or just get a tan on a soft grass. There is also a very beautiful pond in the park in which fish and ducks live, while peacocks walk along the park’s … Read more
Leiria
After a sightseeing tour and exploring the city (or before that, the algorithm doesn't matter in this case), parents can start familiarizing their kids with activities that every child would certainly enjoy. So, it’s definitely a good idea to take them to Mariparque Water Park. The facility is well organized, the place is very beautiful. The water park provides a spa zone where adults can enjoy a relaxing time while the kids are trying out various slides. If the child is hungry, there is no … Read more
Azores
What can be more interesting for small travelers than a walk through mysterious caves? On the islands, there are many caves. Each of them has its own amazing features. One of the most famous and visited is the cave Algar do Carvao. It is located on the Terceira Island. This cave draws the attention of travelers with its unique stalactites and stalagmites. Its main secret is an underground lake. The length of this cave is more than 100 meters. For tourists who plan to visit the cave with … Read more

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