With Children

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

... | www.portugaldospequenitos.pt


Opening Hours:

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

... | www.exploratorio.pt


Opening Hours:

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

... | www.museudaciencia.pt


Opening Hours:

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

Academic Gallery

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)

... |... | www.astro.mat.uc.pt

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


Botanical Garden

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

... | www.uc.pt/jardimbotanico


Opening Hours:

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

... | http://teimoso.com/

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

... | www.quintadapaiva.pt


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:

  • 9am-8pm

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

Tree climbing trails of different levels of difficulty (beginners, intermediate and advanced).

Rua Parque Florestal | Figueira da Foz

GPS: 40.194383, -8.886114

T (+351) 915 536 555

... | www.lusoaventura.com


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

... | www.praiadasrocas.com

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