Lisbon for family holiday

Is Lisbon family friendly for a trip ?

Lisbon with kids, the keys to a successful family stay

Lisbon during the Easter holidays ? It is always a very good idea to travel. If you’ve ever been there as a couple, it’s a whole different story if you’re planning a family trip to Lisbon. The rules are indeed different :

  1. Organise a Lisbon family stay at the children’s pace, plan for moments of break.
  2. Find activities in Lisbon with your family for 4 days. Let these good plans satisfy both the little ones and the older ones (Are your grandparents with you ?).
  3. Book suitable accommodation for the gang.

To illustrate our point, we take the example of Shenae Grimes Beech, from the blog The Damn thing. They offers us a nice video with their children during a stay in Lisbon. Their planning was quite classical, they made the must-see in Lisbon while listening to their children. But we realize that their family activities in Lisbon could very well be those of an ordinary adult tourist. The best reward would be that your children would not stop talking about Lisbon once the holidays are over.

A question then follows : what activities in Lisbon can awaken children, leaving them with an unforgettable experience ? Until now, their travel adventure has lacked the pep and excitement of an activity that would leave them stunned. Today, the VisitmyLisbon team offers you a new way to discover Lisbon with your kids !

Lisbon for family, THE tour in Lisbon for your kids !

Lost in charming Lisbon, the children look for in search of the hidden treasure of the great explorer Vasco de Gama. Equipped with an illustrated notebook, they will have to complete several challenges.

Who are they for ? Families with kids between 5 and 10 years old. Our classic tours for teenagers are perfectly adapted because they are tailor-made. We take great pleasure in offering surprises for the older children. Also, the tone for talking about important subjects is nothing like that of a typical school guide. We’re young and we’re on a roll. We wish to change the preconceptions that some people may have about this profession.

Who will guide you during this visit ? Rossana, Béki or Aimée.

They will give you smiles and energy. All in all, you will have understood that this tour is a playful break that is meant to be accessible.

What we want to offer with this tour for kids is to pamper them by occupying them with sensory activities, while allowing them to discover the history of Portugal. Here is the testimony of Anne who came in February 2020 :

« During a brief visit to Lisbon, we spent a good two hours in the company of Aimée. The whole family (2 parents, 3 children 11, 5, and 2 years old) was delighted, we walked around the old town (Mouraria, Graça, Alfama). The tour was fun and relaxed, at a pace that was easy for everyone, we still learned and observed a lot of things. Aimée was very attentive to the kids. I recommend her ! »

Visit Lisbon with children, a fun and educational tour exclusive to

Lisbon family things to do : check out the many other activities !

First of all, the activities that will please everyone :
  1. Painting an azulejo, Lisbon’s famous tile.
  2. Visiting Lisbon in Hop On Hop Off whether by bus or boat.
  3. Take the famous tram 28, picturesque and matchless.
  4. Take the amazing Lisbon cable car which offers a panoramic view of the estuary and is just a stone’s throw from the aquarium.
  5. The Lisbon museums such as the Puppet Museum or the interactive Lisboa Story Centre.
  6. Cross the Tagus by ferry and visit the frigate Dom Fernando II e Glória. This should appeal to boys who dream of being Peter Pan ! You can also simply privatise a sailboat and explore the estuary.
  7. Take a tour of Lisbon on a hippotrip, the amphibian bus.
  8. Surrender to the famous pastel de nata that you can find on every street corner.
  9. Take in the street-art or make some with us with a professional artist.
  10. Go to Sintra and explore the mysterious gardens of Quinta da Regaleira.
The best pasteis de nata to enjoy with children are at the pastry shop in Belem

It is also necessary to think about keeping kids more specifically involved :

  1. Go to the Lisbon Oceanorium, considered to be the largest in Europe and in the top 3 in the world. Beware, as soon as it rains, it’s the number 1 plan for hundreds of families : having a ticket « skip the line » is the best idea you’ll have if the opportunity comes up.
  2. Play hide-and-seek with the children in the typical streets of Alfama.
  3. The youngsters will love to visit the Estádio da Luz, the soccer stadium of the legendary Benfica club.
  4. Go to the Lisbon zoo.
  5. Visit the hot and cold greenhouses of the Eduardo VII Park.
  6. Eat sweets at Papa Bubble.

These fun activities can be done without any restrictions. They are part of Lisbon’s charm.

Aquarium Lisbon for family

Great idea as a family: travel through Portugal in a VW camper van

Portugal is a small country where you can easily discover it in a few days. The roads are good and safe. With a volkswagen van fully equipped for a family (max 2 adults & 3 children), you will be able to write a wonderful story with the little ones.  Entirely renewed, each VW camper van is designed for your comfort. You will live an exceptional adventure with your loved ones but in serenity. On the programme of the trip ? Sunsets on deserted beaches, epic villages on rocky spurs, varied landscapes, abundant nature, that’s basically what awaits you. From €50 per night only !

Where to stay in Lisbon for family holiday : hotels with family rooms.

There are not many family-friendly hotels in Lisbon, but the city is no exception :

  1. The Martinhal Hotel, (Lisbon luxury family hotel).
  2. Hotels of the Accor group that have family rooms.

The benefit of renting a flat is having enough space for the whole family. Everybody knows Airbnb nowadays, we don’t need to introduce them. Property owners also offer the rental of very comfortable equipped flats.

Among them we find :

  1. Lisbon Five Stars
  2. Almaria
  3. Central Hill

For the choice of the district where to stay, we advise you to look at our Lisbon accommodation guide.

flat for rent in lisbon centre for family holidays

Do you want to have a good time as a couple ? Choose baby-sitting in Lisbon

Having your kid(s) babysit once in Lisbon can be a great way to spend a good fado evening or to go to a restaurant for a romantic dinner.

We are in contact with a babysitting agency in Lisbon. It is at the head of a team of experienced, English-speaking baby sitters who will take great care of your dear little darling(s) 🙂

We will put you directly in touch with this agency after your babysitting request. Make the most of it !

baby sitting in Lisbon with qualified and English speaking baby sitters

Book the private Lisbon kids tour in 2 steps :

Lisbon for kids

Number of people :

Description de la prestation :

Flat rate for 1 child: 125,00 €

This private tour does not replace a traditional tour, and is entirely dedicated to children aged between 5 to 10 years old. Adults remain spectators. We offer a 2h30-3h walk through the streets of historic Lisbon with an English-speaking guide. This 100% walking tour is at the child's own pace. The route takes in the historic districts of Alfama and Baixa. Departure from Praça da Figueira. Package for 1 child: €125. + €20 per additional child. Booklet(s) of challenges included.

Total cost of the Lisbon kid tour :

Booking request free of charge. Do you have a question? If you have the slightest doubt, do not hesitate to consult our FAQ, as well as our general terms and conditions of sale.

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