Lisbon for kids

Lisbon has a lot to offer when it comes to kids’ entertainment, fun and learning, early skills development, and growth. It is really worthwhile to let your kids get involved in activities that will keep them entertained as the same time help them develop new skills.  And the best places for kids are certainly just around the city.

Let your kids experience fresh things in your visit to Lisbon. It may bring fun and learning for them to see museums like the Children’s Museum (Museu das Criancas) that can be found within the grounds of the Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa. It is made up of a series of rooms each with a central activity and designed to be perfect for young children. Also get  chance to explore Knowledge Pavilion – Living Science (Pavilhao do Conhecimento – Cienca Viva) located just beside the Oceanerio de Lisboa. It holds permanent exhibits and temporary exhibitions such as the “make electricity with potato”  and a series of experiments and displays created to illustrate gender similarities and differences. It is also noted for having resembled the style of the Exploratorium, the Ontario Science Center, a reason it became a part of the Expo 98 site.

Your next stop can be a leisure activity for the whole family. Visit places with recreational facilities, that is very accessible and just within the vicinity of Lisbon like the Monsanto Park (Parque Florestal de Monsanto) where they will enjoy a children’s area, walking trails, a restaurant, a horse-riding center and a botanical garden. You can also go uptown to the Zoo to watch a fun dolphin show and to get them acquainted to around two thousand animals at home and to pay a visit to the “monkey village”. While uptown, it will be great as well to be to the Colombo Shopping Center which is said to have a fun fair with the largest indoor park in Europe with roller coasters, other rides, video games, a go cart track that helps to entertain kids and which allows your shopping to be easier, and more children’s play areas.

Other things that can be done for kids may include rides on the metro, buses, classic old electric tram cars which give you the feeling of riding back in history, vintage funiculars and the Santa Justa Lift, a large elevator that runs up into valleys and hills from downtown, and offers you unlimited rides with the 7 Colinas Card for only 13.50 EUR.

In Lisbon, you got too many good things to do for kids even when you need to find a pastelaria there are a couple on every block since this is always present even in establishments that are partly pastry shops, coffee shops, and restaurants.

There are more other things worth doing for kids to explore with their fairy tale minds Lisbon, such as visits to the Saint George’s Castle, the Marionette Museum with frequent puppet shows, Toy Museum in Sintra, fairytale Pena Palace and gardens of Monserrate Palace.