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We constantly mention throughout the site that Alvor is a very family friendly destination, and that is very true of the relatively quiet and small fishing village, it’s great to visit if you have kids, so let’s take a look at what Alvor for children is like.

Let’s start with the easiest activities that you can involve your children in, namely the same ones that you’ll be undertaking such as visiting the beautiful beaches and caves, and of course the possibility of Alvor boat trips.

Lagos-ZooHead to the Lagos Zoo

This one again is not necessary limited to a children’s activity, but they will surely love it a ton. The nearby Lagos Zoo has around 120 animal species which include giant porcupines, monkeys, tortoises and a plethora of tropical birds. Lagos can easily be reached with the help of some Algarve car hire services.

Portimao Pedagogical Farm

While not in Alvor proper, the Pedagogical Farm in Portimao is a great place to visit with your kids. A two-hectare area that brings nature and farm animals closer to the city, to create a great opportunity for the children to learn about many farm animals such as goats, chickens and cows, and actually see them. The activities at the farm include them making their own bread, taking care of a vegetable garden and many others.

More importantly, the entrance is free and it’s open from Tuesday to Friday and on the weekends. Also if you happen to visit during Easter, the summer vacations or some other official holidays, the Farm will have special activities.

Water parks

Slide and Splash - Algarve wather park

Slide and Splash – Algarve wather park

The easily reachable Slide and Splash water park is by far one of the main attractions that Alvor has to offer to children, even though it isn’t technically in Alvor. Nearby Lagoa can be easily reached by rental car or by bus.

Also an other fun area will be Zoomarine Algarve – a park with ocean animals, where children can relax and have fun in the same time.

The children’s area is very well organized and is supervised at all times by a team of trained lifeguards. In the meanwhile, while they’re having fun splashing about, you can relax by one of the pools or in the Jacuzzi, sipping on your favorite cocktail.

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