Children: Days Out For Kids

Krazy World
Zoo with crocodiles, snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, mammals and birds. Live shows involving trainers and Amazonian creatures held in summer. At Lagoa de Viseu, Estrada Algoz-Messines, Algoz.
Little Rascals
Baby equipment hire and holiday services across the Algarve, from babies to teens. Provides equipment hire, baby food and first day shopping, accommodation designed with children in mind, excursions, car hire and airport transfers. At Albufeira.
Zoomarine
Themepark with zoo and funfair for children. There are sharks, fish, crocodiles and birds and also animal water shows. Open at 10:00 daily. Seasonal closing times apply. Located off estrada nacional 125, Guia.
Aqualand
Waterpark with five slides and other water attractions. Open end May to beginning September 10:00-18:00. Gift shops and self-service restaurant on site. Sometimes referred to as The Big One. Located at E.N 125 Sitio das Areias Apartado 11, 8365-908 Alcan
Karting Almancil
Go karting track replica of Brazillian F1 track Jacarapegua. 160cc, 200cc and paraplegic karts available. Next to western theme park. Cafeteria and events room with 200 person capacity. Open 10:00-19:00. At sito das Pereiras, 8135-022 Almancil.
Roma Golf Park
Roman themed minigolf course offering choice of 2 rounds of 18 holes. Clubs and balls provided on site. Weekly competitions for adults and children. Closed 25 November to 25 December annually. At Caixa Postal 927, 8125 Vilamoura.
Slide & Splash
Water park with 21 slides. Opens at 10:00. Seasonal closing times apply. 17:00 in April and May, 17:30 in June, 18:00 in July and August, 17:30 in September and 17:00 in September and October. At EN 125 Vale de Deus-Estombar, 8401-901 Lagoa.
Porto Pirata
Guest area at the Sheraton Algarve hotel for children aged from 6 months to 12 years of age. There are 2 wooden ships, swimming pool, boating lake, bouncy castle, playground, mini golf course and more. Located at Praia da Falesia, 8200 Albufeira.
Lagos Zoological Park
Landscaped zoo with over 250 species of exotic animals. Educational farm, flight tunnel for watching birds in flight and numerous activites for all the family. Open daily from 10:00-17:00, 19:00 in summer. Quinta das Figueiras, Sitio do Medronhal, Lagos.
Horses In the Sun
A wild west adventure for all the family on a historic farm with ponies and horses. Ride in the training ring, drive a pony carriage, ride a covered wagon and have a cowboy-style BBQ. 10 minutes from Lagos at Aljezur.
Parque Aventura Albufeira
Move from tree to tree through a series of games and trails at varied heights such as zip lines, skateboarding, rope bridges and ascenders. Also offering paint ball. Located in front of Santa Eulalia beach.
Centro Ciencia Viva de Lagos
A place for discovery with indoor and outdoor auditoriums and space for learning and fun. Exhibitions, group workshops and talks, space for "Birthdays with Science". See site for admission prices. Tue through Sun 10:00 until 18:00.
Aquashow Park
Family water and theme park. Water rides, wave pool, tubes, aqualand, lazy river, swimming pool and jacuzzi. Also offering parrot and reptile show, birds of prey, space centre, museum, and mini train. At Semino EN 396, Quarteira.
Algarve Karting - Hot Wheels Raceway
Indoor Karting with 400m track, open daily 12:00 - 18:00. Adult and Junior karts available, also group racing. At Albufeira Marina, Indoor Car Park Level -2.
Forte Ponta da Bandeira - Lagos Fort
One of the finest 17thC Forts built along the coast to protect against raiders. Situated at the end of the canal across a moat, has a museum to Portuguese discoveries. Open Tues-Sun 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-17:30 except bank hols. Standard ticket 3€

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