Family activities in Lisbon

Going on a holiday trip with the entire family means a lot of fun but also a lot of planning and searching before picking the places to visit or to have fun. But if you are thinking of visiting the capital of Portugal, you shouldn’t worry as there are plenty of family activities in Lisbon. You can choose to go to the zoo, or learn a bit about the history of Portugal in a museum. Do not forget to enjoy the fresh air in one of our beautiful gardens or parks.

Marionette Museum

I bet your kids will be thrilled to find out that Lisbon hosts one of the most known Marionette Museums in Europe. A place where both kids and grownups discover a puppet they like or that brings back great memories, as the museum displays more than 1000 puppets brought from all around the world: China, Indonesia, New Zeeland, Italy and of course Portugal. Frequently, puppet shows are being organized here making the visit to the Marionette Museum in Lisbon even more interesting. You can easily take tram 25 to the Marionette Museum, which is opened every day from 10 am to 6 pm, except Monday. Enjoy!

Lisbon Zoo

After visiting Marionette Museum, another great place for entertaining and educating the little ones is at the zoo. You can spend an entire day here, visiting the Dolphin’s Bay or the Reptile House, passing by the lions’ area or entering the world of the Enchanted Forest where you can enjoy free flying birds. If you want to find a place to catch your breath, no problem as Animax is fully equipped with restaurants, bars and shops. Lisbon Zoo welcomes its guests in every day of the year from 10am to 8pm. The fee for the entrance is EUR 17 for adults and EUR 12,50 for children.

Parque Eduardo VII

Spread over 12 hectares, Parque Eduardo VII is located in the north part of Liberty Avenue and represents the most important and remarkable park in Lisbon, offering many entertainment opportunities to kids and also to their parents. From sports area, children playgrounds to coffee shops and relaxing areas, Parque Eduardo VII is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon. The main attractions here are the estufas: the hothouse (where the exotic plants brought from all over the world can be admired) and the greenhouse (displaying tropical plants, palms and cacti). You can stroll in Parque Eduardo VII whenever you feel like it as the admission is free of charge.

As you can see there are many family activities in Lisbon that will, for sure, be appreciated by the little ones and attractive to the adults also. More details can easily be found on Have fun!

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