5 Fun Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids

Looking for things to do in Lisbon with kids? I’ve put together a list of my favorite family-friendly activities in the city. From parks and playgrounds to museums and zoos, there’s something for everyone here. Pack your bags and get ready for some fun!

Lisbon is a wonderful city for families, with plenty of activities to entertain children of all ages. If you’re looking for things to do in Lisbon with kids, here are five of my favorites:

Castelo de São Jorge

The castle is one of Lisbon’s most popular tourist attractions, and it’s also a great place to take the kids. They can explore the grounds and learn about the castle’s history. But one thing will make them scream with delight: the peacocks! These beautiful birds roam freely around the castle, and the kids will love trying to spot them.

It is located on top of one of Lisbon’s seven hills and close to the city center, so it’s a great place to start your day.

Address: R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa

Website: castelodesaojorge.pt

Hours: Open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM

Admission: Adults €10, children under 11 years old enter for free

Oceanário de Lisboa in Parque das Nações

This is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, and it’s a must-visit for any family in Lisbon. The kids will be fascinated by the different marine life, and they can even pet some of the animals.

Speaking of Parque das Nações, this is a great place to spend a day with the family. In addition to the aquarium, there’s also a cable car, a playground, and a science museum.

Address: Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa

Website: www.oceanario.pt

Hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM

Admission: Adults €19, children under 12 years old €13

Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

National Museum of Natural History and Science is perfect for curious kids who want to learn more about the world around them. With its interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, they’ll have a blast while also learning something new.

The museum is located in the Lisbon Botanical Garden, which is another great spot for families.

Address: R. da Escola Politécnica 56, 1250-102 Lisboa

Website: museus.ulisboa.pt

Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM

Admission: Adults €5, Family package €12.50

Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa

The zoo is a great place to see some of Portugal’s native animals and more exotic species from around the world. The kids will love seeing the tigers, lions, and gorillas, and there are also plenty of smaller animals to keep them entertained.

Address: Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, 1549-004 Lisboa

Website: www.zoo.pt

Hours: Open daily from 10 AM to 8 PM

Admission: Adults €25.18, children under 12 years old €16.68


Costa da Caparica

This is one of Lisbon’s most popular beaches, and it is a great spot for families who want to enjoy the beach without going too far from the city. The kids can build sandcastles, swim in the ocean, and play in the waves. And when they get hungry, there are plenty of beachside cafes to refuel at.

There’re lots of surf schools in Costa da Caparica, if the kids (and adults too) are interested in learning how to surf, this is the place to do it.

Address: Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

Admission: Free

So there you have it, five of my favorite things to do in Lisbon with kids. I hope you enjoy your time in the city! And if you’re looking for a family photographer, I would be more than happy to capture your memories. Feel free to contact me.

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