Things to Do in Central and Eastern Algarve With Kids
From boat tours to marine parks to water sports there’s plenty for families to do in Central and Eastern Algarve.
#1. Visit Zoomarine Theme Park
Zoomarine is the best theme park to visit in the Algarve with kids. It is not far from Albufeira, and is a combination of water park and sealife zoo. The daily shows with dolphins are the highlight, however they also have seals, sea lions and birds of prey.
There is also an amusement park that caters for all tastes, including a large aquatic area with water slides, wave beach, rapids and sun beds. There are reasonably priced cafés and restaurants, or you can bring a picnic.
Kids of all ages will absolutely love this day trip, be sure to book online for an extra discount off your tickets.
#2. Explore the Ancient Town of Silves
Silves used to be the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve, and is the perfect trip for those who would like to find out a bit more about the history and culture of the region. The most important attraction in Silves is the mighty Castle, and there is a reasonably priced café inside. During the medieval festival, in the middle of August for ten days, the town is buzzing with food stalls, street markets and locals dressed in medieval dress.
Silves is a traditional inland town so if you are not visiting during the festival be sure to get the kids involved in planning the trip with you. Get them to look up as many interesting facts as they can find about the Castle and let them be your guide. If they have a camera or phone get them to take the pictures and make an album.