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Lisbon with kids - the ultimate guide (2024)

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Lisbon with kids

Hey there, explorers! We have gathered all this information based on 5 years of direct contact with families that have travelled to Lisbon with kids - ready to check it out?

About Lisbon with kids

Lisbon is a perfect destination for families with babies and toddlers. With parks, child-friendly restaurants and nearby beaches with calm waters, Lisbon provides a safe and enjoyable environment for young children. Families can also avail baby equipment rental services, making travel more convenient. Overall, Lisbon's warm atmosphere, safety and cultural richness make it an ideal choice for families, ensuring a memorable and comfortable stay.

Lisbon with kids - accommodation

Choosing between an hotel and an Airbnb in Lisbon largely depends on your family's preferences, travel style, the level of comfort you seek, desired amenities, the experience you wish you have during your stay in our beautiful Lisbon and specific needs as a family. Some considerations:

Lisbon with kids - hotels

  • convenience: you'll find room service, housekeeping and concierge services
  • facilities: many hotels have facilities such as swimming pool, restaurant, kids' club and gym
  • safety: hotels usually have 24/7 security and reception, providing a sense of safety and assistance whenever you need
  • stardardized service: hotels offer a consistent level of service and quality, providing a predictable stay experience.

Lisbon with kids - Airbnb

  • space: Airbnb accommodations often offer more space, multiple rooms and additional amenities like kitchens and living areas, ideal for families requiring more room to spread out.
  • local experience: staying in an Airbnb can give you a more local experience, allowing you to live like a local and immerse yourself in the neighborhood culture.
  • flexibility: Airbnb options might offer more flexibility in terms of check-in/out times and house rules compared to hotels.
  • great value for money: depending on the size of your family and length of stay, Airbnb rentals can sometimes be more cost-effective than hotel rooms.


If you're traveling with a newborn, infant or toddler, an airbnb is the most interesting option - you can cook the baby's own meal, you can do the laundry faster (and cheaper) and you'll definitely have more space for the baby to play and crawl in addition to the possibility of having two or more bedrooms which will give you more comfort during the naps. Make sure the Airbnb has a crib, a highchair and a baby bath for everyone's comfort. If not, you can rent from us. Hotels generally always guarantee cots and cribs for babies; they just don't have them when it's booked out (happens more in high season). On the other hand, if you're expecting to spend a lot of time outside and exploring the city, from morning to the evening, maybe an hotel will work better.

Lisbon with kids - family hotels

The only hotel we know that is designed for families and kids and it is super completed is Martinhal, a luxury hotel & apartments but there are some others that are also great options in terms of value for money, location and conveniences. Here are our 3 suggestions:

Hapimag Resort

Hapimag is located in the the very centre of Lisbon - the ideal base for discovering what this fascinating city has to offer. 

  • rooms with 1 or 2 rooms 
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor area
  • baby equipment on request
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Hapimag resort website
Location: Avenida da Liberdade area. Google maps link

Tivoli Oriente 

If you want to be close to the "new Lisbon", Parque das Nações is the place to stay. 

  • family rooms & family communicating rooms
  • indoor pool
  • baby equipment on request 
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Tivoli Oriente website
Location: Parque das Nações area. Google maps link

Bessa Hotel

Here you'll be at the most exclusive area of Lisbon.

  • family rooms
  • indoor pool
  • outside garden
  • baby equipment on request
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Bessa hotel website
Location: Avenida da Liberdade. Google maps link

Lisbon with kids - family apartments

Visionaire Apartments

Visionaire Apartments in Lisbon can be a great choice for accommodation, depending on your preferences and needs - these apartments are known for their central locations in Lisbon, which can be convenient for exploring the city's attractions. If being in the heart of the action is important to you, these apartments might be a good fit. They typically offer modern and well-equipped apartments, providing amenities such as kitchens, living spaces and sometimes balconies or terraces. This can be advantageous for families or those looking for more space and the ability to cook their meals.

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Visionaire Apartments website

Location: Praça da Figueira. Google maps link

The Lisboans

The Lisboans is highly regarded for offering a unique and charming experience in Lisbon, particularly for those seeking a more authentic and local stay. The Lisboans provides apartments rather than traditional hotel rooms, giving you a taste of living like a local in Lisbon. The apartments are designed with a mix of contemporary style and traditional Portuguese elements, offering a homely atmosphere. Situated in a central area of Lisbon, The Lisboans allows easy access to many attractions, restaurants and cultural sites, making it convenient for exploring the city on foot or using public transportation.

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The Lisboans website
Location: Baixa-Chiado area. Google maps link

Altido Apartments

Altido Apartments offer a range of accommodations in various locations, including Lisbon. Altido Apartments operate in different areas of Lisbon, providing options in various neighborhoods. Consider the specific location and its proximity to the attractions or areas you wish to explore. Altido Apartments often offer a variety of apartment types, from studios to larger units. Consider your group size and preferences for space and amenities.

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Altido website
Location: several locations in Lisbon.

      getting around in Lisbon with kids

      convenient 3-in-1 transport card, museum pass and discount pass

      Check Lisboa Card - our families usually buy it. This card allows you to travel for free and enjoy free access to Lisbon’s best museums and attractions. The card includes free admission to the Torre de Belem, Jerónimos Monastery and the Santa Justa Elevator among others. The only issue here is that, if you're traveling with kids, we know how plans can change suddenly - with this card you need/can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

      transportation options: bus/train/subway vs uber/bolt vs taxi vs transfer service

      from/to the airport

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      The entrance to the metro at the airport is a 1-minute walk from Arrivals. At the entrance to the Metro you will see a map of the lines - from the airport to Saldanha it takes around 20 minutes, if you go to the city center expect another 15 minutes. Easy peasy.

       

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      But if you're full of suitcases, strollers, baby stuff and backpacks, perhaps a car would be better for everyone's comfort:

      • from the airport to the city center it's just 7 km - the journey can be quick on holidays and weekends (15-20 minutes) but don't expect the same during business days - count on at least 25-45 minutes.
      • Uber/Bolt have variable prices - the more the demand, the more expensive it becomes; there is plenty of this type of transport available at any time of the day.
      • taxis have more fixed prices and the journey will cost between €15 and €25.
      • with transfer services you can get between €25 and €35 but in this case you have the driver waiting to take you to your destination, knowing exactly the type of car you need for the luggage and number of people.

      If you're arriving or leaving, check our related article regarding Lisbon airport with kids - there you'll find all information about family services at Lisbon airport and tips for families with kids at the airport.

      to move around the city

      Get ready to go hiking :-) and to truly get to know the city, there's nothing like walking. However, we know that with children it is not always easy - take short walks, stop and take in the views of Lisbon, have a coffee, drink a juice or eat a sweet or traditional Portuguese snack.

      Taking a private tour is always a good idea to do in the first few days because you can get an overview of the city and understand what you would like to explore more during your visit - the difference to a group tour is that you can do things at your own pace and do exactly what you want to do according to your needs and expectations and that's so important while traveling with kids, isn't it?

      Use and abuse our subway which is very good and reaches practically everywhere in the city. Most stations have an elevator so you can go up/down with the stroller.

      If you want a faster, more personalized, more comfortable service, Ubers and Bolts are always available. When you ask for the service you already know who's the driver and how much you'll pay unlike taxis. In this type of service it will be impossible to find cars with car seats (only boosters that should only be used for kids over 12 years old or 135 cm tall), unlike transfer services that can guarantee car seats adjusted to age, height and the child's weight.

      If you are taking a medium/long trip to Cascais, Sintra or even across the city (Belém - Parque das Nações for example) consider a transfer service.

      Check here our related article about transfer services in Portugal, including Lisbon of course.

      rent or not to rent a car?

      Our subway is really good and our traffic during business days is not that good. If you'll only be in Lisbon for a short period of time, I believe you won't need rent a car - the traffic during business days is a chaos, there's a lack of parking and, when you find a place to park, there's a daily fee or fee for a specified period of time. Use our public transportation, transfer services, Ubers or Taxis instead. Please be aware that Ubers and Taxi are not require to have child car seats and will not require you to have one. 

      If you'll be traveling around with the kids and/or going on a longer family trip, where you're going to move from place to place, of course, renting a car makes perfect sense. It will provide more flexibility in your travel itinerary, allowing you to explore different regions at your own pace and at the child’s pace. And here's a tip: use Waze (iOS and Android) - this app is known for its real-time traffic data and crowd-sourced information. 

      If you decide to rent a child car seat in Lisbon check our related article. You can rent a car at the airport, near the airport (these companies have a shuttle that will take you there - 2-3 km away) or in Lisbon city center. Need help with this? Contact us.

      use or not to use a stroller? (carrier is always welcome!)

      From our experience so far, we can almost bet that all families need a stroller in Lisbon - what differs is whether they use it more or less hours during the day depending on the child, on the activities and places they will visit. Yes, there are some areas that are difficult to walk with the stroller but... there are not that many! 

      If you're looking for a peaceful and comfortable holiday, don't hesitate to use a stroller in Lisbon: this will seriously help the child to rest, maybe sleep and have more energy to know and explore our city. The "secret" is to have a good stroller that is really suitable for the city and for your trip and its characteristics and also your needs.

      If you don't want to bring your own (avoiding damage or losses on the airline and to travel much lighter), have you ever thought about renting a stroller in Lisbon? :) check here our blog article related to stroller rental in Lisbon.

      kid-friendly restaurants in Lisbon

      In almost every restaurant you'll find highchairs but you can still find restaurants without highchairs which we know makes meal time much difficult. You'll find soup in most restaurants and the kitchen is generally quite flexible with families - if you need a simpler dish, just kindly ask if it's possible. If you're used to have meals early, be prepared: the common restaurant opens at 12/1230pm (lunch time) and 7/730pm (dinner time). 

      Check our related article and see here which kid friendly restaurants we know.

      what about diapers, wipes, baby food and formula milk?

      You won't find changing tables everywhere but don't worry - just kindly ask a restaurant / coffee if they have a changing table that you can use. Portuguese people are super nice and you won't find any problem if you're traveling with kids. 

      You won't have any difficulty finding supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and other stores that sell what you need.

      You will definitely find Dodot diapers and wipes everywhere (similar to Pampers) but there are other good brands too (Lupilo, a brand from the Lidl supermarket, Rascal & Friends sold at Pingo Doce supermarket and Huggies sold at Auchan supermarket). There's also a good store called Wells - a brand for health, beauty, well-being and optics for all families - that you'll easily find in our city. Baby food pouches also available in every supermarket and stores.

      If you need formula milk in Lisbon, you'll easily find Hollies, Nan, Nutribén, Novalac, Aptamil e Enfamil.

      where to go and what to do in Lisbon with kids

      Kidstogo.pt is the new platform that is helping families with kids to explore and to know where to go and what to do in Lisbon (and Portugal) with kids. Still in Portuguese and in beta version but I believe it can already help you find everything you need.

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      indoor activities to do with kids in Lisbon - highlights

      • Pavilhão do Conhecimento - a science and technology museum - it's an interactive and educational space that offers a variety of engaging activities for visitors of all ages, including children. 
      • Oceanário de Lisboa - one of the largest indoor aquariums in Europe and offers a fascinating marine experience for visitors of all ages.
      • JumpYard - a trampoline park that offers a variety of activities for kids and adults alike.
      • Estufa Fria - a beautiful botanical garden located in the heart of Lisbon. Super close you'll find a great outdoor playground.
      • Feijão Verde Sintra - an indoor playground.
      • Museu do Mar (Maritime Museum) in Cascais is a museum dedicated to the maritime heritage and history of the region.
      • World of Heroes - have you ever thought about taking your children to lunch or dinner with their favorite heroes? It's true! At the World of Heroes, you can find incredible dishes and even take the superheroes home.
      • 3D Fun Art Museum - an interactive museum that features optical illusions and 3D art.
      • Joker Lounge - Bowling
      • Indoor mini golf - situated in one of Lisbon’s historic buildings on the Calçada do Ferragial 8, their new and unique Minigolf experience has been specially designed for challenge and adventure with every putter in mind, whether you are a novice or a pro.
      • SMAS - Museu da Água a Resíduos (Sintra)
      • Login Laser Tag - the largest laser tag arena in Portugal and Spain
      • Parque Urbano do Alto do Duque (indoor playground) near Restelo in Lisbon
      • Dreamarine Kids Club at Onyria Quinta da Marinha hotel in Cascais

      outdoor activities to do with kids in Lisbon - highlights

      • Feijão Verde Alfragide Natura - an outdoor playground with farm animals,  pedal boat, go-kart, tree climbing, mine escape, mini-golf, trampolines, air bungee and snow tubing.
      • Outdoor mini golf - set amidst scenic surroundings, the well-designed course features playful challenges, perfect for a relaxed outing with family and friends.
      • Monsanto Forest Park - there's a lot to do! you can do a picnic, explore the park's hiking trails and nature paths, there are great public playgrounds (Alvito and Serafina), do a photo safari by giving them disposable cameras and create a simple scavenger hunt list with items for kids to find in the park.
      • Parque Recreativo do Alto da Serafina -  With an adventure park, playgrounds suitable for various ages and even a children's driving circuit, Serafina Park is the ideal place to let the little ones explore freely and peacefully. If you bring a blanket and a snack, the picnic will be their favorite moment of the day - and who knows, maybe yours too.
      • Parque Recreativo do Alvito - one of the oldest parks in the Lisbon area is located in Monsanto Forest Park. This park was designed by Architect Keil do Amaral in the 1950s and has been redeveloped twice. If you're looking for a park full of activities, this is a great option. It has several playgrounds, each with various recreational equipment, for both sports and leisure.
      • Quinta pedagógica dos Olivais - a farm that is home to various animals, including goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and more. Kids can enjoy interacting with the animals, feeding them and learning about their care.
      • Parque infantil do Parque Eduardo VII  - a very spacious park with sand, shade and some fun equipment (swings, slides, slides). It is located within Eduardo VII Park (behind Clube VII and next to Estufa Fria).
      • Jardim do Torel - going to Torel Garden is a great outing to enjoy with the little ones. Located near Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, here you can admire an incredible view of the city, entertain the kids in the playground and stroll in the garden. If you can, for the grown-ups, bring ping pong paddles and a ball because there is a table available to play. 
      • Fun Track - a cool place in Lisbon for families with kids where you can rent bicycles, karts, skateboards, roller skates and electric scooters.
      • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkianwhile it may not have specific attractions tailored for children, this cultural institution has beautiful gardens that provide a peaceful and scenic environment. Take a leisurely stroll with your kids, enjoy the greenery and perhaps have a picnic.
      • Castelo São Jorgewhere you can explore the castle grounds, enjoy panoramic views and climb the towers.

      what to visit near to Lisbon (up to 1h by car)

      Sintra with kids

      Sintra is magical and can be a wonderful place to visit with your kids if you're staying in Lisbon. Families can opt for a 1-2 night stay or, for those with limited time, a day trip to Sintra is equally rewarding. Some insights about Sintra with kids:

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      transportation

      • families can visit Sintra either by private driver or tour for personalized convenience, using public transportation like trains and buses with plenty of walking or by self-driving or renting a car for independence and flexibility; in this last option, be aware that Sintra has limited parking availability and several one-way streets, which may require careful navigation.

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      Sintra with kids - some tips

      • for Pena Palace, you can book tickets to see just the outdoors or both the outdoors and the palace. Consider purchasing tickets online in advance to avoid queues.
      • strollers are not allowed inside Pena Palace but the staff will keep it for you.
      • bring a carrier for convenience, although a stroller would be great for nap time.
      • snacks and water are always welcome to keep everyone fueled and hydrated.
      • check the weather forecast for Sintra the day before your trip.
      • start your day early and, if possible, conclude it by returning to Lisbon via Cabo da Roca and Cascais for a scenic end to your day.
      • if you have time, explore Azenhas do Mar, a coastal village near Sintra - the village itself is picturesque and can be an excellent spot for some family photos. don't miss the natural pool carved into the rocks.
      When planning your visit with kids:

      • consider mobility: Some areas in Sintra involve uphill walks or stairs, which might be challenging for younger children or those with limited mobility - plan accordingly and consider the physical abilities of your kids.
      • pack essentials: Bring snacks, water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes suitable for walking, as exploring Sintra and Azenhas do Mar might involve outdoor activities and walking tours.
      • plan kid-friendly activities: Engage your kids with interactive tours, storytelling about the historical places, or treasure hunts within the gardens or castles. This can make the visit more enjoyable and educational for them.

      Both Sintra and Azenhas do Mar offer unique experiences and stunning sights that can be enjoyable for the whole family. With a bit of planning and consideration for your kids' interests, these destinations can create lasting memories for your family trip.

      Cascais with kids

      Both Cascais and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park region offer a variety of family-friendly activities and attractions that can make for a fantastic trip with kids.

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      Cascais is a charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches, family-friendly atmosphere and array of activities. Here are reasons why it can be a great destination for families:

      • beach fun: Cascais has lovely beaches such as Praia da Rainha or Praia da Conceição, ideal for family beach days. Some beaches have calm waters making them suitable for kids to swim and play.
      • boca do inferno: This natural rock formation is a popular spot for visitors. Kids might find it fascinating to see the waves crashing against the cliffs, creating a spectacle of natural forces.
      • marina de Cascais: Take a stroll along the marina, watch the boats and enjoy the seafront atmosphere. There are often family-friendly restaurants and cafes nearby.
      • cultural exploration: Cascais has museums like the Museum of the Sea or the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, which can offer educational and engaging experiences for kids.

      The Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais (Sintra-Cascais Natural Park) is a fantastic destination for a family trip, offering a mix of natural beauty, outdoor activities and historical sites that can engage kids and adults alike. Here's why it can be a great choice:

      • nature exploration: The park is a haven for nature lovers, with diverse landscapes including forests, cliffs and coastline. There are hiking trails suitable for families, allowing you to explore the park's beauty and discover hidden gems.
      • cabo da Roca: As the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca offers stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
      • historical sites: Within the park, you'll find historical landmarks such as the Convent of the Capuchos, a small monastery integrated into nature and the impressive Peninha Sanctuary.
      • parks and picnic areas: There are several designated picnic areas and parks within the park, providing opportunities for family picnics surrounded by nature.
      • closer to Sintra, go to Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon)there you'll find many animals such as ducks, turtles, tortoises, carps, and perches. The place is perfect for letting the kids gather pine cones, laying out a towel for a picnic by the water or simply strolling around. Address and location here

      When visiting these locations with kids, consider their interests and energy levels and plan accordingly. Bring along essentials like snacks, water, sunscreen and appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities.

      The Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais provides a wonderful blend of nature, history and outdoor adventures, making it an ideal destination for a family trip where you can bond, explore and create lasting memories together.

      Costa da Caparica with kids

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      Costa da Caparica is a fantastic destination for families with kids due to its beautiful beaches, family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of activities catering to all ages:

      • spectacular beaches: Costa da Caparica boasts stunning, expansive beaches with golden sands and clear waters. The coastline is perfect for kids to play, build sandcastles or enjoy a relaxing day by the sea.
      • safe environment: Many parts of the beach offer calm waters and gradual slopes, making it safer for children to swim and play. Plus, lifeguards are often present during peak seasons.
      • surfing lessons: If your kids are interested in surfing, Costa da Caparica offers surf schools that cater to beginners. 
      • nature reserves: Adjacent to the coast, there are nature reserves and parks, such as the Arriba Fossil da Costa da Caparica, providing opportunities for hiking, exploring nature trails and observing local flora and fauna.
      • accessibility: Costa da Caparica is easily accessible from Lisbon, making it a convenient day trip or a short stay option. Buses, trams and taxis run frequently from Lisbon to the area.
      • food & restaurants: one of the must-try experiences in Costa da Caparica is indulging in a seafood feast by the beach. Many restaurants have outdoor seating with lovely views of the sea, allowing you to savor delicious fish while enjoying the coastal ambiance.

      SUPER tip: the traffic from Lisbon to the other side of the bridge is terrible every day after 4:30pm/5pm, getting worse on Fridays because of the weekend. Be prepared and do some planning.

      Ericeira with kids

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      Ericeira is another fantastic destination for families with kids, offering a blend of coastal charm, natural beauty and engaging activities suitable for all ages:

      • family-friendly beaches: Ericeira boasts several beautiful beaches with clean waters and soft sands, perfect for family outings. Some beaches, like Ribeira d'Ilhas, are known for their surfing opportunities, but others, like Praia dos Pescadores, offer calm waters ideal for kids to swim and play.
      • surfing culture: If your kids are into surfing or interested in learning, Ericeira is a prime spot. There are surf schools that cater to beginners, providing a safe and supervised environment for kids to take their first steps on a surfboard.
      • charming town: The town of Ericeira itself has a picturesque, old-world charm with cobblestone streets, traditional Portuguese houses and plenty of cafes and restaurants. It's a great place to stroll around and soak in the atmosphere.
      • local cuisine: Food in Ericeira is fantastic! Don't miss out on the fresh seafood and traditional Portuguese dishes. Many restaurants offer family-friendly menus and outdoor seating, allowing you to enjoy meals while kids have space to move around.
      • coastal walks: The rugged coastline around Ericeira offers beautiful walking trails with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area while getting some exercise as a family.
      • cultural exploration: Ericeira has a rich cultural heritage, with landmarks like the São Pedro Church and the Nossa Senhora da Nazaré Chapel offering a glimpse into the town's history.
      • family accommodations: There are family-friendly accommodations available, including hotels, guesthouses and apartments, providing comfortable stays suitable for families.

      Ericeira's relaxed atmosphere, stunning coastline and array of activities make it an excellent destination for a family getaway. Whether it's enjoying the beaches, exploring the town, or trying out surfing, there's something for everyone in Ericeira.

      Portugal's hidden gems: exclusive family locations 

      Bacalhôa Buddha Éden in Bombarral. 1h from Lisbon.

      Explore the enchanting Quinta dos Loridos, home to Europe's largest oriental garden, the breathtaking Bacalhôa Buddha Eden.

      Covering about 35 hectares, this garden emerged as a protest against the destruction of the Giant Buddhas of Bamyan, showcasing a remarkable blend of Buddhas, pagodas and terracotta statues amid lush vegetation. Crafted with over 6 thousand tons of marble and granite, the monumental central staircase welcomes visitors with golden Buddhas.

      The Modern and Contemporary Sculpture Garden features works by renowned artists like Joana Vasconcelos, Alexander Calder and more, offering a serene space for art appreciation. Meanwhile, the African Sculpture Art Garden honors the Shona people of Zimbabwe, displaying over 200 hand-carved stone sculptures beneath the shade of 1000 palm trees.

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      Dinoparque in Lourinhã. 1h from Lisbon.

      When we talk about the largest animals on the planet, we immediately think of dinosaurs. The Dino Parque in Lourinhã tells the story of these massive and ancient reptiles, showcasing various existing species. It's also possible to host a mega birthday party for the little ones.

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      Badoca Safari in Vila Nova de Santo André. 1h30 from Lisbon.

      Badoca Safari Park is a themed park spanning 90 hectares, inviting nature enthusiasts to spend a unique day exploring the beauty of animal life in the wild. An adventure that will captivate every child, Badoca Park is a dream safari experience for families. Have you ever dreamed of going on a safari with your kids but never took the leap? It's time to head down the Alentejo coast and immerse yourself in the magic of the African jungle. Enjoy a private jeep tour, encounter giraffes, explore the entire primate island and let the little ones play freely in the playground. An experience not to be missed! 

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      Vila do Gin in Santiago do Cacém. 1h20 from Lisbon.

      At Vila do Gin, the concept is all about gin. However, the space was created to welcome families and offers a plethora of activities for both adults and children.

      • Distillery: Experience artisanal and controlled gin production with the option of guided tours, providing a 360º view of the process.
      • Showroom, Workshops, Experiences: Engage in showroom visits, workshops and unique experiences tailored for enthusiasts.
      • Educational Farm: Explore the free-roaming animals and botanicals that bring the production to life. The farm trail features black pigs, dwarf goats, donkeys and sheep.
      • Gin Safari: Embark on a gin safari in a train pulled by a tractor, adding a touch of adventure to your experience.
      • Playground/Children's Space: With over 1000m2, the dedicated children's area allows families to enjoy the entire ecosystem, making it a perfect destination for everyone.
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      Aldeia Típica de José Franco in Mafra. 45 minutes from Lisbon.

      En route to Ericeira, you'll discover the Aldeia Típica José Franco (or Saloia Village, as it's also known), considered an open-air museum. Crafted on a smaller scale, this creation by José Franco aims to showcase the typical Portuguese village, featuring houses with regional characteristics. From the castle and windmills to the school and traditional homes, this permanent exhibition captivates thousands of individuals and families.

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      health and medical facilities

      Lisbon offers a range of health and medical facilities to residents and visitors. Here's an overview of health services in Lisbon:

      public healthcare

      Portugal has a public healthcare system and Lisbon has several public hospitals and health centers with good quality and emergency services are available. Some public hospitals you can go to in case of need:

      • Hospital São Francisco Xavier (near Belém)
      • Hospital Dona Estefânea (near Marquês de Pombal)
      • Hospital Santa Maria (near Campo Grande)

      private medical facilities

      In addition to public healthcare, there are private hospitals and clinics in Lisbon, offering a good level of service and shorter waiting times. Private facilities may cater to international visitors and often have English-speaking staff.

      Some private hospitals you can go to in case of need:

      • Hospital da Luz
      • Hospital Lusíadas
      • Hospital CUF (Alcântara or Parque das Nações)

      emergency services

      In case of emergencies, the number to call for an ambulance is 112.

      non-emergency service

      SNS24 (Serviço Nacional de Saúde 24) is a telephone health advice line in Portugal, providing a centralized service to help residents and visitors with medical inquiries and advice. SNS24 operates a toll-free telephone line accessible by dialing 808 24 24 24 within Portugal - you inquire about symptoms, ask for guidance on health issues and seek general medical advice. A great option if it's not an emergency.

      pharmacies

        Lisbon has numerous pharmacies ("farmácias") where you can purchase over-the-counter medications and seek advice. Some pharmacies may be open 24 hours on a rotating basis, ensuring accessibility. Keep this website to check all pharmacies in the country - https://www.farmaciasdeservico.net

         

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