If you are going to spend your holidays in Algarve with children, there is a great tendency to take the younger ones daily to the beach. Whether it is because this is a fun and cheap activity, or because of the homesickness that your children or grandchildren already have to take a good dive, or even because this is a good activity to all ages, the truth is that you end up spending almost all your vacation time in the same place.
Although the Algarve beaches are of extreme quality and offer total safety, there is much more to do in the south of Portugal. If you stay in a villa in Albufeira or on the outskirts of town, there are lots of activities to do with children away from the beach and they will likewise enchant them.
Discover 5 activities to do with kids in Albufeira instead of going to the beach!
1. A visit to Zoomarine
Located in Guia, within a short distance of Albufeira, Zoomarine is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Algarve.
Zoomarine offers a day full of shows with marine mammals such as dolphins and sea lions, as well as the possibility of swimming with dolphins, try the carousel or exploring the pirate zone. Fun is guaranteed for kids and adults!
2. Water parks near Albufeira
Which child does not love water parks? Close to Albufeira, there is one perfect for a family day out!
Aqualand, located just 20 minutes’ drive from Albufeira, offers a variety of slides and pools that keep the younger ones busy during the entire day. Other parks like Aquashow and Slide & Splash are located a little further away, but the slides and shows with birds of prey are worth the trip!
3. Horse riding
Contact with animals is another of the best activities to do with children in Albufeira!
At Salgados lagoon, located at the western end of Albufeira, you can horse or pony riding, always accompanied by professionals who give you all the necessary support. During the course you can observe birds, wild ducks and even flamingos!
4. Activities in the marina of Albufeira
In addition to walk with the kids, the marina is always lively during high season with pedal karts, inflatable castles and trampolines. Thus, you can let your children play freely while cooling off on one of the terraces!
5. Treetop activities
Near the Santa Eulália beach, in Albufeira, you will find one of the activities to do with children which will spend all their energy!
In the Adventure Park of Albufeira there are several tree-lined paths where children can climb to the top of the trees, walking on string lanes, bridges and nets adapted to each age.
As you can see, in Albufeira you can complement the beach days with lots of other activities to do with children. The most important thing is to have a good family time in Algarve!