Central Portugal has many entertainment, cultural and monument-related spaces for an adventure and discovery--filled accommodation for the little ones.
Bring your family and enjoy yourselves!
Portugal dos Pequenitos
Educational and entertainment park especially designed for children by architect Cassiano Branco. It showcases a wide range of architectural elements on the Portuguese architecture and History.
The kid-size constructions have been part of children’s imaginary for many generations.
Rossio de Santa Clara | Coimbra
GPS: 40.202478, -8.434375
T (+351) 239 801 170/1
1 Jan to 28/29 Fev and 16 Oct to 31 Dec: 10am-5pm
1 Mar to 31 May and 16 Sept to 15 Oct: 10am-7pm
1 Jun to 15 Sept: 9am-8pm
Closed: 25 Dec
Exploratório – Living Science Centre of Coimbra
Interactive science and technology especially designed for children.
Rotunda das Lages
Parque Verde do Mondego | Coimbra
GPS: 40.197206, -8.429349
T (+351) 239 703 897
Tue to Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10am-6pm
Closed: Mon, 1 Jan, 24, 25 and 31 Dec
Science Museum – University of Coimbra
Interactive science museum that aims to provide visitors of all ages a science learning environment based on the collections of scientific instruments of the University of Coimbra, as well as a series of varied experiences and activities, including temporary exhibits, guided tours, informal meetings with scientists and workshops.
Largo Marquês de Pombal | Coimbra
GPS: 40.211265, -8.423486
T (+351) 239 854 350
Chemical Laboratory / Physics Department / Natural History Gallery
1 Oct to 31 Jul:
Tue to Sun: 10am-6pm
1 Aug 30 Sept:
Mon to Sun: 10am-7.30pm
Tue to Fri: 10am-6pm (prior booking is required)
Closed: Mon, 1 Jan, 1 Mai, 24 and 25 Dec
Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra
Scientific dissemination activities, research work, data centre and astronomical collection. Tours available: the Planetary, the Spectrum-Heliograph, Museum Collection and Astronomical Dome.
Rua do Observatório - Santa Clara | Coimbra
GPS: 40.199065, -8.444077
T (+351) 239 802 370/5
T (+351) 239 242 744/7 (visits)
Visits must be booked in advance.
Mondego Green Park
This green park offers fur km of pedestrian and bike tracks, a children’s park, temporary exhibit pavilion and children’s activities: bike, pedal cars, boats and kayaks are available for rental.
Enjoy the wind and water right next to the most irresistible bear in the city!
Avenida da Lousã - Parque Verde do Mondego | Coimbra
GPS: 40.202876, -8.426289
The statue of Avelar Brotero at its entrance invites visitors to discover the enormous variety of species that the garden has to offer, including the Gingko biloba lining the garden paths. Note also the sequoias, the numerous species of Eucaliptus scattered around the garden and the welcoming Lime Avenue.
Calçada Martim de Freitas (Arcos do Jardim) | Coimbra
GPS: 40.206726, -8.420804
T (+351) 239 855 215
1 Apr to 30 Sept: 9am-8pm
1 Oct to 31 Mar: 9am-5.30pm
Closed: 1 Jan, Queima das Fitas procession day, 24, 25 and 31 Dec
Figueira da Foz Aquapark
Water amusement park with slides and a swimming-pool.
Av. D. João II, 70 – Cabo Mondego | Figueira da Foz
GPS: 40.176492, -8.898033
T (+351) 233 402 727
Open: Jun Sep
Biological Park of Lousã Mountain
Owned by ADFP Foundation, it consists of a Wildlife Park, Educational Farm, Fruit Trees Maze, Rose Garden, Horse Riding Centre, Traditional Arts and Crafts Living Museum with a Handicrafts Shop, Tinware Museum and the restaurant Museu da Chanfana. There is a Sports Park close to this Biological Park with sand playing fields and a fitness and leisure track with an outdoor swimming-pool, picnic park and children’s park.
Quinta da Paiva | Miranda do Corvo
GPS: 40.082108, -8.333058
T (+351) 239 538 444 | 915 361 527
Opening Hours of the Biological Park:
Oct to Apr:
- Mon to Fri: 9am-6pm
- Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am-6pm
April - Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am-7pm
Jun to Aug:
May and Sept: 9am-7pm
Opening Hours of Mind Space Museum
Jun to Aug: 9am-7pm
May to Sept: 9am-6pm
Out to Apr:
- Mon to Fri: 9am-5pm
- Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10am-5pm
- April – Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am-6pm
- Closed: Monday
Figueira da Foz Adventure Park
Rua Parque Florestal | Figueira da Foz
GPS: 40.194383, -8.886114
T (+351) 915 536 555
Rocas Beach - Prazilândia
Rocas River Beach is a leisure and entertainment complex consisting of a more and less 1 km long lake. You can enjoy a 2,100 sq.m wave pool, rowing or paddle boats, slide, climbing and rappel activities.
Praça Amarela | Castanheira de Pera
GPS: 40.004722, -8.206079
T (+351) 236 438 098 | 918 773 752