Being doused in sunshine for virtually the whole of the year, boasting a beautiful golden coastline of soft sandy beaches and scattered with vibrant towns and villages bursting with character and life, it’s hardly surprising why the Algarve has long been a popular destination for families seeking sun, fun and a memorable holiday with a difference.
If you’re heading to this popular region of southern Portugal with youngsters in tow this year, check out the following five top things to do with toddlers on the Algarve.
Visit Lagos Zoo
Small children never fail to be enthralled by zoo animals and Lagos Zoo gives youngsters the opportunity to gaze at many fascinating animals, including the Iberian lynx. The whole family can also learn about the zoo’s preservation and reintroduction into nature programme.
Let off steam at Parque Aventura
Parque Aventura has several parks at different locations throughout the Algarve. Children can have fun going through tree courses, high ropes and obstacles at these environmentally friendly adventure parks.
Enjoy a round of golf at the Family Golf Park in Vilamoura
Hours of fun with a golf club and ball awaits the family at the Family Golf Park in Vilamoura. This popular family attraction features a children’s play area, games room, tourist train and much more for a fun and memorable family day out.
Visit the Zoomarine water park
Zoomarine is located on the outskirts of Albufeira and offers a wealth of fun, family entertainment that toddlers will simply adore. One of the key highlights of this water theme park is the Dolphins Emotion Centre, where visitors can enjoy getting up close with dolphins.
Attend the Fiesa Sand Sculptures Festival
Held each year between April and October in Pera, the Fiesa Sand Sculpture Festival is a must-see event for families visiting the Algarve with young children. This annual event showcases incredible sand sculpturing skills, with impressive sand sculptures lit up with music and lighting effects.