Lisbon has been recently picked as a favourite destination for a city break among European families. However, the Portuguese city could be quite hilly and be daunting when it comes down to walk with a pram or a pushchair.
It is preferable to opt in for a baby carrier if you want to discover the city. There are a lot of Outdoor activities that you can try with your young children and the good news is that the weather is usually very nice to stay outside.
BabyBreaks has done some research for you and selected the best child-friendly Outside activities in Lisbon.
1. Jardim da Estrela
This is one most beautiful gardens in Lisbon with 2 playgrounds. If you take the Tram 28, it can stop nearby on the way to Graça. There’s a swan lake overlooked by a café as well. This is a great place to relax with a tea or a coffee and also a place for your kids to have fun outside.
Opening Hours: daily from 7am until midnight
2. Costa da Caparica beaches
Being in Lisbon means you can be on a beach within 30min drive from the city centre. So take a taxi and spend a morning or afternoon or whole day at the family friendly Costa da Caparica beaches. Even in the winter, these beaches are beautiful enough that you can walk on the sand and not being cold at all.
Address: Costa da Caparica beaches
3. Jardim Zoológico
The Jardim Zoológico (Lisbon zoo) is one of the best zoos in Europe as it has a unique attraction which is a cable car that takes you on 20min journey throughout the whole park so you can watch your kids pointing at all the different animals it offers. You can also enjoy in the summer a selection of family friendly meals at the Savanna restaurant. There is also a baby care centre and activities for kids.
Opening Hours: check website
4. Tram 28
Probably the most popular attraction in Lisbon, Tram 28 is a great way to get introduced to the Portuguese capital without putting a foot on the road. The yellow tramway has been photographed and painted a million times. Don’t be worried if you see some local kids following the tram behind, it’s part of their game.
5. Monsanto Forest Park
Located in the West side of Lisbon with over 1,000 ha of green, Monsanto Forest Park is a great way to escape the busy town and take a big breath of fresh air. In the Summer/Spring, you can also have a picnic in different parts of the park like Mata de Sao Domingos, Zona Recreativa do Calhau, Parque de Merendas do Alvito, Parque da Pedra, Parque de Merendas do Moinho do Penedo and Vila Guine. Inside the Forest Park you can also find restaurants, child-friendly playgrounds, different sport facilities (tennis courts, football and basketball fields), mountain bike trails, climbing facilities, a skate park and even a camping site!
Visit Lisbon with Kids for a Family City Break. Lisbon is one of the best kid-friendly cities in Europe, featuring great family-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of family-friendly accommodations.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and lodgings so that you can plan your trip to Lisbon without browsing the Internet for endless hours.
So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Lisbon for your next family weekend, just visit our different Lisbon pages to find what this creative city has to offer.
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