Lisbon with Kids – 10 tours to have fun with the children
Visit Lisbon with kids can be fun. Check out our suggestions for tours and enjoy:
- Oceanário de Lisboa – Lisbon Oceanarium
The Oceanário de Lisboa – Lisbon Oceanarium is one of those places that surprises its visitors, whether by the size or by the range of species. To dimension its size just imagine living there 8000 animals and plants, 500 species in 7 million liters of salt water. A very interesting point for those visiting with children, is the educational work they do. You can learn more here. For those visiting, we recommend buying tickets online, in addition to avoiding lines they have 10% discount.
- Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciência Viva
Near the Oceanario, at Parque das Nações, is also the Pavilhão do Conhecimento. It is a museum of science and technology, which through playfull activities, conveys concepts of science by making it fun and accessible. For being a very interactive place children always have a wonderful time. In addition to the regular activities, the museum also features temporary exhibitions, events and workshops.
- Teleférico do Parque das Nações – Cable Car in Parque das Nações
Still close to the Oceanario and the Pavilhão do Conhecimento is the cable car, an attraction that kids just love. With more than 1km path, the transport is possibly one of the most beautiful views of Parque das Nações and the Tagus River.
- Lisbon Zoo
The zoo is one of the most popular tours among families traveling with children. The place has approximately 2,000 animals of about 330 different species. Dolphins, elephants, lions, giraffes, snakes, kangaroos, gorillas, among others, arouse the curiosity of children and adults who visit the site. Besides being an interactive and fun activity there is also the pedagogical aspect, where you can opt for workshops or even for visiting the zoo backstage.
- Children’s Museum
Located inside the Lisbon Zoo, the Children’s Museum is a fun and interactive space. The goal is to provide learning through experiences related to science, music, history and environment. In addition to activities for children, there is a regular schedule involves the whole family.
- Electricity Museum
The Fundação EDP brought more life to the Central Tejo building, through the opening of the Museu da Electricidade. The permanent exhibition has as its main core the equipment responsible for energy production, which in the past took place in that same location. The equipment, by the way, are in an amazing state of preservation. In addition to observing this immense structure, children can have fun and learn in a space called “Experiencing”. In this section, various activities transmit electrical phenomena. The museum also usually have very interesting temporary exhibitions.
- Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium
Next to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, in Belem, is the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium. Every day, there are projections of the night sky, where visitors can enjoy over 9,000 stars in a unique experience. The shows take place in Portuguese, English and French and explain the movement of stars and the solar system – in addition, frequently occur other educational activities.
- Museu dos Coches
Located in Belém – Lisbon, the Museu Nacional dos Coches houses, since 1905, the royal carriages of the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. And, in May 2015, the museum got a new address. It’s a eal journey through time that aroused children’s imagination, since it is the materialization of many stories of kings and queens, they listen .
Those who use to travel are familiar with sightseeing buses, but HIPPOtrip offers a unique experience that children love. The tour takes place in a “amphibian” vehicle that explores the city by land and water. Yes, the bus turns into a boat to continue the tour. A good way to cover the main sights of the city in a different and fun way.
10. Castelo de São Jorge
Children use to like castles, just for this, a visit to the Castelo de São Jorge can be very magical. Formerly used as fort for the city, the site now attracts by the architecture and the amazing view of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Besides the fort, the visit includes an archaeological center and a camera, which through an optical system of lenses and mirrors, allows visitors to meticulously observe the city in real time.