- Golfland Family Entertainment Park
- Hot Wheels Raceway Indoor Karting
- Family Golf Park
- Hot Shot Bowling
- Dolphin Emotions
- Par.Tee Family Park
- Algarve Footgolf
- Condor de Vilamoura Boat Trips
- Alvor Boat Trips
- Lagos Zoo
- Aqualand Algarve
- Adventure Golf Alvor
- Karting Almancil Family Park
Top 5 Things Your Kids will Love in AlgarveAlgarve · 14 Items · Fiona Butler
Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Things Your Kids will Love in Algarve'.
Here's our pick of fun activities and things to do that the kids will love to do while in the Algarve. Waterparks, adventure golf, boat trips and more....If the kids are happy, the parents are happy!
How to keep the kids happy in the Algarve – 5 things your kids will love.
Check out the links below for details on each suggestion.
Water Parks and Theme Parks
For pure waterpark fun, a visit to Aqualand is in order. There are slides for thrill seekers and relaxation as well as a great water playground for junior visitors. Check their online ticket shop for offers and promotions.
Lagos Zoo is an excellent spot to spend a few hours and children of all ages enjoy it. Home to a wide range of animals, pelicans, peacocks and even wallabies wander the pathways. There is a fabulous pool where humans and penguins can swim side by side, separated only by a glass wall.
A holiday essential! Zoomarine, the Algarve’s biggest attraction, is a marine theme park where you can learn about the ocean world, see the amazing dolphins and seals in action, as well as enjoy time on the slides and rides and Zoomarine’s urban beach. Visit the aquarium, feed the rays and watch out for the pirates….
So you’ve heard the Algarve has superb golf courses? That’s true of the mini golf courses too. Golfland in Alvor is a Family Entertainment Park that is great for kids but also fabulous for golfers - there are two Trackman Golf Simulators so you can paly themost famous courses from around the world!
There are two Roman themed courses in Vilamoura at the Family Golf Park and Dinosaur inspired fun at Adventure Golf Alvor. While the kids will love the courses, they are perfect for adults too, as the golf is more challenging than you might think. And for something different, why not try Algarve Footgolf? This is exactly what is says – a game of golf played with your feet and a football on a mini course. Great fun for groups.
There are boat trips to suit all tastes on offer. Relaxing trips aboard a graceful sailing boat such as the Condor, or speedy trips in a RIB that heads out to sea to search for dolphins in the wild. Board a pirate boat like the Leãozinho with Dream Wave Algarve for a sea-adventure and visit the amazing caves along the coast or take a family fun trip with Alvor Boat Trips.
Fun on Wheels
Kids love to move! Junior, teen and adult drivers can test their skills at karting tracks. Hot Wheels is an indoor karting track at Albufeira marina (bonus fun – Hot Shots Bowling is next door) or you can drive in the sun at Karting Almancil Family Park. There are karts to suit a range of ages, including two-seater karts so that under 8’s can drive with an adult.
Always a crowd-pleaser, kids of any age love time on the beach. Go in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid peak sunshine hours. There are family friendly beaches with rock pools to explore, beaches with waves to ride, particularly on the Costa Vicentina (west coast), though do pay attention to the lifeguards and beach flags. Towards the East, the Ria Formosa is where the waters are calmer and warmer. Be sure to bring a sun umbrella for naps in the shade. If ice-cream is required (and maybe a cold beer for Mum and Dad) most beaches have great beach bars and restaurants where you can recharge.
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Golfland Family Entertainment Park is one of the Algarve’s more recent attractions, offering great experiences for families and golfers. A superb 18 hole Championship mini-golf course set in a lush, tropical garden, two top of the range Trackman golf simulators, a playground, a great restaurant, three bars and sunny terraces overlooking the action – there is something for everyone here. Loc...More info
Zoomarine is the Algarve’s top attraction. A fabulous family marine theme park with dolphins and seals, pirate shows, water slides, wave pool, even a beach! One of the very best things to do in Algarve and the only place in Europe where you can interact with the dolphins in the pool. Zoomarine is all about the natural world and the richness of marine life and oceans. There is ...More info
Electric Karting Albufeira Marina - 400m of fast fun in all new electric karts. The first indoor electric karting circuit in the Algarve. Add to your things to do in Albufeira list. Perfect for teens, adults and groups. Speeds up to 50km/h. Can you beat the top times? Electric Karting Albufeira Marina is fast and furious fun, without the noise and fumes of traditional karting. It’s a speedy, ...More info
The Family Golf Park in Vilamoura is a fantastic family day out. Two super, Roman themed, mini-golf courses, a kids play area, games room and more guaranteed fun for all ages. Open early to late, this is a great kids' party venue in Vilamoura. And you get 15% discount when you book your tickets online. Vilamoura is already famous as a golf destination. It's also home to the Family Golf Par...More info
Hot Shot Bowling in Albufeira is a fun indoor, ten pin bowling alley and leisure centre, right on Albufeira marina. Great for fun with the kids, for Hen and Stag parties, or just for a break from the beach. Wear your own shoes, grab a drink from the bar and play some games from €5 per person! Hot Shot Bowling is a pretty cool place to spend some time. Set right on Albufeira marina by the...More info
The chance to interact with dolphins in the Algarve is a dream for many people. Dolphin Emotions - Life Changing Experiences at Zoomarine makes that dream a reality. The Dolphin Emotions programme, unique in Portugal, gives you the opportunity to experience truly memorable moments with these amazing creatures. Set within the grounds of Zoomarine theme park, one of the Algarve's biggest att...More info
All day family fun at Par.Tee in Vale do Lobo. Enjoy the Par.Tee mini golf, kids club, bar and kitchen, and live entertainment by the sea. Perfect for parties, celebrations and good times with the ones you love. Par.Tee Family Park in Vale do Lobo is a fabulous all-day venue that offers active fun and entertainment for the whole family, including a fabulous Kids Club. Located by the Vale ...More info
Play Foot Golf and Racket Golf at Desert Pines, located at the Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club, near Vale do Lobo. A fun activity, that's great for all ages. no previous experience is required and all equipment is provided. The Desert Pines course opened in Spring 2017. A purpose build course, there are 9 holes, which can be played back to front, giving you18 holes to test your skills with your...More info
The Condor de Vilamoura is a unique boat - a 34 metre schooner with twin masts - perfect for relaxing boat trips along the Algarve coastline. Explore the caves including the Benagil cave, enjoy BBQ on the beach and sail the seas powered by the wind. A beautiful experience. Full and half day boat trips, as well as private charters are available. The Condor de Vilamoura was built in 1987 ins...More info
Alvor Boat Trips, proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, offering top class, great value coastal cruises, Benagil cave trips, dolphin watching and river adventures from Alvor, Algarve. Private charter, sunset tours, river cruises and more. Proud owners of Portugal's 1st solar powered boat, Alvor Boat Trips is a family run company offering top class, great value Sea Trips and River a...More info
Lagos Zoo (Zoo de Lagos) is a wonderful zoo located just outside Lagos in Portugal. Home to over 150 different species of animals and hundreds of botanical species, the zoo is all about the animals – their well-being, conservation and protection. It's a great option if you're looking for things to do in the Algarve and it's suitable for all ages - for kids and teens, as well as adults. A...More info
Nothing says summer like a visit to a waterpark. Aqualand Algarve is a guaranteed day of fun and laughter, one of the best fun things to do in the Algarve. A well established water park, Aqualand has been renovated and rejuvenated over the years, offers a huge array of water slides and rides and is centrally located near Albufeira. At Aqualand the focus is purely on waterslide fu...More info
Adventure Golf Alvor brings some fun, adventure golf to Alvor, Portugal. Watch out for the huge dinosaurs! 18 challenging and fun mini-golf holes - great entertainment for adults and children, perfect for groups and a great venue for kids' parties. Bar on site serving drinks and snacks. Free entry. Pay to Play adventure golf. Adventure Golf Alvor has a 'Lost World - Jurassic Park' theme and the...More info
Karting Almancil Family Park – karting for adults and children, trampolines, mini boats and activities. Perfect for all ages, ideal for groups, parties and team-building. Karting Almancil Family Park is the longest running karting track in the Algarve, inaugurated by racing legend Ayrton Senna in 1992. With a focus firmly on karting and motor spots, the action takes place on a 760m repli...More info