the best parks and gardens for kids in Lisbon
Are you visiting Lisbon with kids and looking for public parks and gardens? Lisbon has a lot of options to offer from small parks in the center to great and bigger gardens.
Here's our list to the best parks and gardens in Lisbon to go with kids.
Jardim do Campo Grande
Can you imagine going on a boat with the kids in Lisbon? Yes, that's possible on Jardim do Campo Grande's lake. A green space full of attractions, from padel courts where you can take the opportunity to challenge your friends or even the little ones. Enjoy the (few) restaurants and terraces that exist there and if you're with bikes don't forget that there is a bike path that goes to Telheiras. A super fun tour whether by bike or on foot.
Address: Jardim Mário Soares 1700-162 Lisboa
Jardim da Estrela
Jardim da Estrela is open all year, from 7:00 in the morning until 00:00. A huge garden where you can do numerous activities. From physical exercise, to having a drink, seeing the animals, walking through the “enchanted forest” or even having a picnic. There's a restaurant, a "quiosque" with a terrace, an iron bandstand and a lake with some cute animals!
A garden full of history and culture, where you can get to know more about the National Monument and World Heritage Site, the well-known Torre de Belém being glued to the Rio Tejo. Kids want to play some ball? A good place to do that. There're some restaurants around and a good support if you need to buy some water, or drink coffee, or even to use the bathroom.
A little further you can find different places that are worth to go and pass by: Museu do Combatente and Fundação do Champalimaud. And if you want to walk more :), you can find Passeio Marítimo de Algés that is perfect for skateboarding and cycling.
Address: Av. Brasília 1400-038, Lisboa
Parque Florestal de Monsanto
Ever heard of Serra de Monsanto? Get on your way and discover the Monsanto Forest Park. 10 minutes from the center, you can find some peace in here. It is considered the largest Portuguese forest park and named for the famous green hall.
If you're going with kids, there's a lot to do - take long walks, ride a bike, skating, roller skating, play football and basketball and make picnics. I recommend you to take a look at the panoramic view of Monsanto as it is the ideal place to enjoy a unique view over the entire city of Lisboa.
Monsanto is huuuge so check a map first and decide where you want to go.
These imagens are from this area of Monsanto. It has a amphitheater called Keil do Amaral, a skate park, a picnic park, a basketball area, a kids playground, public bathrooms, a bar, a place where you can rent bikes and lots of space.
If you are looking for kids playgrounds, check our list of the best kids playgrounds in Lisbon.
Jardim da Tapada das Necessidades
If we are looking for one of the oldest green spaces in Lisbon, Jardim da Tapada das Necessidades is in first place. Close to the Âlcantara, Estrela and Príncipe Real areas and some historical museums, this garden is a great option for 1 to 2 hours of the day. In summer, some concerts can take place. Has small lakes, ducks, a lot of green and also shadows.
Address: Calçada Necessidades, Lisboa
Parque Eduardo VII
A perfect place to take a great picture with the kids. Parque Eduardo VII, with about 25 ha, is the largest green space in the city center of Lisbon. In addition to the view from the viewpoint of this park in question, there is also a playground for little fun for children.
Address: Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051 Lisboa
Quinta das Conchas
Discover Quinta das Conchas, where you can do all kinds of activities, run, walk, ride a bike or even lie on the grass and soak up the sun. Picnics with the little ones is also a super fun program. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy.
Address: Alameda das Linhas de Torres; Rua Ladislau Patrício, Lisboa
Parque José Gomes Ferreira
Looking for space and silence? Go to Parque José Gomes Ferreira (10 ha), an excelent place to relax in Lisbon with a densely wooded area and a lot of native vegetation. Has two picnic areas with tables and drinking fountains.
There're two entrances: one in Alvalade (Rua Alferes Malheiro 1) and other in Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho (near Rotunda do Relógio). The most direct access to the kids playground is from Av. Almirante Gago Coutinho.
And if you're looking for something else, explore our new platform - kidstogo.pt. It's still in a beta version and still in development. Altough still in Portuguese, I believe it will be super helpful to explore what to do and where to go with kids in Portugal.
Enjoy the green!