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Algarve Housing rent villas in the Algarve, the most southern part of Portugal. If you are a family with children, what has Portugal for kids? Are there activities for children? Most of our villas are ideal for children and offer cot and high chair for the toddlers for free, some have a playground for the children with swings, see saw and sand pit and many Algarve holiday villas have large lawns to play. Sometimes you find table tennis table and darts, others have a pool table.

 Top 10 Best Family Activities

What else has Portugal for kids?

Portugal with kidsPrivate swimming pools, the minute you arrive at you holiday villa Algarve, the kids want to be in the pool, and my experience it is hard to get them out of the swimming pool of the holiday villa Algarve. Portugal for kids is heaven for the parents! Easy entertainment, so you can relax your self while the kids enjoying themselves. Some villas are even more prepared for the kids in Portugal while staying their holiday villa in the Algarve, with a special shallow pool area, and some holiday villas the area between the terrace and pool is fenced. Ideal for the kids in Portugal.

Activities for children

Portugal with kidsPortugal has a lot to offer for kids in Portugal, there are many activities for children in the Algarve. Easy and cheap entertainment is of course the beach, many beaches in the Algarve are ideal for the kids in Portugal during their holiday in the Algarve. Over 70 beaches in the Algarve, are rewarded with a blue flag, which means safe and clean beaches,  and guarded by two life guards, from May till November. Safety for the kids in Portugal is important.

Activities for the children at the beach, apart from playing with the waves, can be beach volley ball, tennis and foot ball. Some counsels organize activities for the children, with music and stages, which attract lots of people.  A real nice day out for the kids in Portugal. They can either watch, or join the games! Some beaches have playgrounds for the kids in Portugal, another nice activity for the children, while you can relax and enjoy the sun. During the summer there are many festivals, like the medieval festival in Silves. Kids in Portugal love this event!

Other activities for the children is Zoo Marine near Albufeira, a nice entertainment park with among others a dolphin show, water slides and big wheel. There are a few water parks for the kids in Portugal. Another nice activity for the children is a dolphin safari, try your luck at the Atlantic Ocean, and meet the dolphins yourself. Sailing for the kids in Portugal is also a possibility, experienced sailing instructors are very happy to teach you children how to sail a boat. There are a few Zoos in the Algarve, near Algoz, central Algarve, there is Crazy World, very nice for kids in Portugal, and there is a Zoo near Lagos, west Algarve. Another nice activity for children is kayaking and canoeing, we have excellent contacts. Experienced guides take you to the lagoon near Alvor, kids in Portugal love this activity Algarve.


Portugal with kidsAlgarve Housing rent holiday villas in the Algarve, south of Portugal. Our luxury villas have private pools and gardens, ideal for kids in Portugal. Some a have play ground for the children, others have a private tennis court or pool table. Activities for the children are within easy reach of our holiday villas Algarve. They are all located not further away then 30 minutes drive from the coast where you find many activities for children, the Algarve is the perfect destination for kids in Portugal!

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5 Best Family Activities Algarve

10 Best family friendly activities in the Algarve 

The Algarve is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. With a mild climate, beautiful scenery and plenty of fun activities on offer, it is a wonderful place to visit, no matter your age. Even in the ‘off-season’ months you can still enjoy a great holiday in the Algarve. In fact if you have children it is the best time to visit, with less crowds it making it hassle-free to get around and enjoy the many attractions with ease.

So what are the top 10 best family friendly activities to enjoy in the Algarve? Read on to see the pick of Algarve Housing best family friendly activities. 

  1. 1. Boat Trips Algarve

Boat Trips are fun for all the family, and the Algarve offer some of the best around. While adults can enjoy a well-deserved rest and some beautiful scenery, kids will enjoy the excitement of being out at sea, and trying to spot the marine life that often makes a welcome appearance. There are a wealth of different boat trips to choose from, whether you want to focus on enjoying the local landscapes, chasing dolphins, or even fishing, you can take your pick. It is still warm enough to enjoy being outside and some even host a BBQ lunch or picnic on a private beach included in the price.

2.   Mini Golf Algarve

The Algarve is famous for its stunning and challenging golf courses, but did you know it also offers some great mini golf courses which the whole family can try as well? There are many fantastic themed mini golf courses such as at the Family Golf Park in Vilamoura and Alfubeira where they course is themed around accent Rome. The course is easy enough for kids to enjoy and will keep everyone entertained for an hour or so!

3. Life Science Centres

Who said something education can’t be fun?! The Centros de Ciências Vivas in Faro and Lagos make for a fantastic family day out, with many interesting exhibitions and hands on experiments that children and adults alike will just love. A family ticket, which covers 2 adults and up to 6 children is under 10 Euros so a fantastic bargain too! 

4. Karting Algarve

An adrenaline packed adventure that all the family can enjoy! Karting is a great activity to get the whole family bonding and having fun together. In Albufeira, there is a great all weather indoor track, called ‘Hot Wheels Raceway.’ An alternative is the track at Almancil, or try the fun karting track near Portimão. 

5. Beach Day

It is a holiday after all! Luckily the Algarve enjoys great weather almost all year round and even in the cooler months a trip to the beach is possible. The Algarve is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, some beaches in the Algarve have higher waves than others, so make sure you find the right beach for the age of you children. Perfect for a day on the beach, making sandcastles, taking strolls and paddling in the sea.

6. Visit the land of Sand

The annual Sand Sculpture Festival at Pera is the largest sand sculpture festival in the world. Generally up and running from May till October. Lovely during the day and magical by night. There is a bar serving drinks and snacks, occasional live music and a very relaxed vibe. Every year there is another theme.  Tickets are 9 euros for adults, 4.50 euros for the kids in the Algarve. Free for kids under 5 years. Prices may vary per year. 

7. Water Parks

Get wet and wild with no less than four exiting venues to choose from in the Algarve. Slide and Splash is the oldest, with their news slide the Big Wave! Zoomarine, has rides and shows focused on environmental education as well as slides, and lots of fun stuff going on, like dolphin shows, and much more.

8. Discover a whole world of fun

FunWorld in Porches, close to Lagoa, is hosting a summer programme of events for six to 16 year old, with the focus on being active, healthy and, as the name suggest, having lots of fun!!!! Week-long camps run until half of September (8.30am to 5.45pm daily), each with a different theme- everything from Star Wars and the Wild West to Junior Masterchef!  Costs include all activities, insurance, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks.

9. Tree climbing

If you ar looking for an adventure, a trip to a tree-top assault course, you only have to buy a ticket at Luso Aventura. Lusa  Adventure Parcs have sites in Lagos and Albufeira and have a variety of high rope courses, designed for those seeking an exciting phsical challenge, all under the watchfull supervision and encouraging guidance of qualified personnel. Both parks offer courses accessible from four years old, and no physical training is required to enjoy this nice adventure!

10. Treasure hunting

Everyone loves a treasure hunt, and geocaching has been dubbed the world's biggest. It involves using GPS-enabled devices ( such as mobile phones) to navigate to geocaches (containers) hidden at local locations. The treasure, or geocache, can be anyting frm a 35 mm film container to a tupperware box. There is generally little of value in the geocache, often just a logbook and possibly some toys for the kids, but the pleasure comes from trying to find the box!

Alternatively, now very popular, is Pokemon GO. Download the app and then hunt the local streets, beaches and parks for the cute characters, which appear on your screen. 

The Algarve offers a wide range of activities for families in the Algarve, and with something for everyone you have plenty of options regardless of the weather. So if you are looking to book a great holiday for you and the children, the Algarve makes for a fantastic choice. 


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