Things to do in Lisbon with kids

With plenty to see and do, the Portuguese capital is the perfect travel destination for all ages. Thinking of that, we put together a list of great things to do in Lisbon with kids, from mysterious castles to educational museums.

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Best things to do in Lisbon with kids

  • Let the imagination run free at São Jorge’s Castle

What kid doesn’t like a castle? São Jorge’s Castle is one of Lisbon’s highlights and definitely one of the best things to do in Lisbon with kids. Your local guide can tell you all about the fascinating history of this medieval fortress. And for the kids this is the perfect place to let their imaginations run free and enter a world of make believe and fantasy.
Located on the highest hill of the old city center, São Jorge’s Castle offers also one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon, which will delight children as well as adults.

  • Explore art and science in Lisbon museums

With a varied range of museums dedicated to the youngsters, Lisbon doesn’t lack exciting and educational activities for the children. Ask your local host to include the puppets’ museum (Museu da Marioneta) in your private tour. Here all the family can learn about the history of puppets and marionettes theatres, watch performances and even create their own puppets.
Other great things to do in Lisbon with the kids are the Electricity Museum and the Science Alive Centre in the Pavilion of Knowledge. The former is an old electricity generation station, while the later is located in the new district of Parque das Nações. Both allow young minds to take part in fun hands-on science activities.

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  • Ride one of Lisbon old trams

Young travelers will love the charm and fun of Lisbon old trams. The best way to see the Portuguese capital with kids is taking a sightseeing trip on one of its emblematic yellow trams. The most famous route is the E28, which runs through the district of Alfama. Another good option is taking the E15 from downtown Lisbon to the riverside district of Belém. Your local host can advise you on the most beautiful routes and all the interesting things to see along the way!
Expect a slow ride with lots of time to enjoy Lisbon gorgeous monuments and architecture. This is one of our favorite things to do in Lisbon with kids, for a truly authentic and cool experience for all ages.

  • Take a cooking class with a pro

It’s never too soon to start mastering the art of culinary. Taking a cooking class with a local host is without a doubt among the most inspiring things to in Lisbon with kids. They’ll not only enjoy the authentic Portuguese cuisine, but also have a good time learning and actively participating in the preparation of the meal.
Your host will present you with several options of recipes ahead of time, so you can choose what you would like to prepare and taste. If you are more into international cuisine, you can also cook something Indian, American, Italian or Mexican with your host!

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