10 Best Things to Do with Kids When Visiting Lisbon


There are lots of things to do with kids in Lisbon, and plenty of attractions to keep them occupied. Youngsters of all ages will love the sea life at the brilliant Oceanário de Lisboa, located at Parque das Nacões. The maritime is expanded upon in a different way by way of the Fragata D. Fernando II e Glória, a fantastic fully restored 19th-century wooden warship. Navigate your way across the River Tagus to get on board. Returning to the wildlife theme and the amazing Jardim Zoológico located in the city centre is an obvious place for a family day out. So too is the fascinating Pavilhão do Conhecimento-Ciênca Viva, where learning about physics and science is a totally fun experience. It’s situated back at Parque das Nacões, where the Telecabine cable car also operates – a great highlight for children! Lisbon’s most famous historic landmark is Castelo de São Jorge, and what child doesn’t like exploring a castle? Also in the city is the charming Museu da Marioneta. Here kids can learn about the history of puppetry, and even join a workshop. Another child-friendly museum is the Museu de Electricidade, where among the turbines and machinery is an incredible interactive learning space designed especially for inquisitive young minds. For a sightseeing trip with family appeal, book an excursion with Hippotrip. They use an amphibious custom-built vehicle to tour the city before driving it into the river! The other great novelty tour is by tram, and the Hills Tramcar Tour is the best for adults travelling with children. 

No visit to Lisbon is complete without taking sightseeing trip on one of the city's trams. But if you're travelling with kids, the best option is to take an official tour using a tourist tram. Departing from Praça do Comércio, the streetcar...  Read More

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Easily the most novel sightseeing option currently available in Lisbon, Hippotrip operates an amphibious custom-built vehicle to tour the city centre before heading off to Belem to drive down a ramp at the marina and into the River Tagus. It's a...  Read More

A decommissioned early 20th-century electricity generating station has been transformed in to one of Lisbon's most original and fascinating museums. The building itself is a beautiful example of industrial architecture, but it's the interior...  Read More


Kids love to pull the strings, and at this offbeat museum they can do just that. This is Lisbon's puppet museum. Founded in 1987 and set in an ancient convent, it's the only cultural space in the city dedicated to puppets are the art of...  Read More

All kids like castles, and the bigger the better. Fortunately Lisbon castle is one of the grandest in the land and youngsters can enter a make-believe world of medieval magic at this landmark monument. The imagination can run wild in a place...  Read More

Parque das Nações

The telecabine, or cable car, that runs above the river's edge at Parque das Nacoes provides visitors with an uplifting panorama of the entire Nation's Park area and the wide estuary. The cabins glide lazily between two stations set either end...  Read More

The thoroughly engaging Science Alive Centre in the Pavilion of Knowledge takes learning to a new level – a fun-packed, interactive one. Young minds will be working overtime at this extraordinary facility, which is crammed full of working...  Read More

Sete Rios/Benfica

Lisbon Zoo is a magnet for young, curious minds. Kids can spend hours here discovering the wonderfully diverse array of wildlife that calls the zoo their home. Residents include rare and beautiful white tigers and a family of majestic mountain...  Read More

One of the finest examples of historic ship preservation in the modern era, the wooden-hulled frigate D. Fernando II e Glória counts among Lisbon's least-known visitor attractions, partly because of its location at Cacilhas, on the opposite...  Read More

Parque das Nações
Oceanário de Lisboa

Listen to the mock screams of terror as the sharks glide by and you'll understand why this world-class visitor attraction appeals so much to kids. Youngsters are absolutely mesmerised with the astonishing collection of sea life on display at...  Read More


Meet Paul Bernhardt

Paul Bernhardt cut his teeth as a press photographer in England before leaving the UK to settle in Portugal, where he has lived for over a decade, and where he started to focus on more...  More About Paul
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