Lisbon with kids
Florabella · 26/11/2019 20:53
We are looking at a city break at Easter and quite fancy the look of Lisbon, but wondered if there will be enough that will appear to children aged 13 and 10. Can anyone advise good things to do there with kids? Thanks
Ricekrispie22 · 27/11/2019 06:04
You can hire Go-karts, bikes, in-line skates, and skateboards from Fun Track and ride them along the riverfront bike lane from Fun Track.
The Aquarium is a better trip than the zoo. Apparently it's Europe's largest and has a giant squid, sea otters, penguins etc...
The Arco da Rua Augusta is surrounded by eateries serving kid-friendly snacks like ice cream and toasted sandwiches. You can get a lift to the top of the arch for stunning views.
The Science Museum is fully interactive and situated at Parque das Nacões, where the Telecabine cable car also operates.
The wooden war ship D. Fernando II e Glória is one of Lisbon's least-known visitor attractions. There are several decks to explore. There’s also a tour which gives a fascinating glimpse into life on board but visitors are free to roam the various levels. The ship is near the ferry terminal and there's a shuttle.
The are some easily accessible beaches on the stretch of coastline between Lisbon and Cascais and you can get to them by a train from Cais do Soder train station. You can reach some decent ones in just 30mins.
Tram 28 comes pretty close to offering the same thrills that you would find at an amusement park and is probably one of the most exciting things to in Lisbon with teenagers!
thatwasMauijustmessingaround · 27/11/2019 06:13
Depending on how long you're going for, look up Sintra. It's in the Greater Lisbon district but about an hour away by train (very cheap fare tho - not like here!)
It is THE most magical place with stunning scenery & full of amazing palaces. It was the highlight of my trip. We got a coach to the top and then walked down past each palace. We visited and toured as many palaces as we could fit in. I enjoyed it so much, I want to go back there with my daughter when she's old enough to appreciate it.
"With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic."
Sewingbea · 15/12/2019 08:34
Another vote for Sintra and the aquarium. We also enjoyed going to Belem, which is right on the river
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