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Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Algarve



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Algarve is very popular with families and golfers. With its mild climate, and excellent sandy beaches, it is one of Europes favourite family holiday destinations. The Algarve has plenty on offer for children of all ages.

Algarve is one of Europes family favourites, and is an adventure playground for all ages. The pace of life and culture makes the Algarve a wonderfully relaxed setting for a family holiday. The young ones will enjoy playing on the fabulous blue flag beaches, whilst the teenagers enjoy the many water sports on offer. Many of the beaches are accessed via steps, when travelling with younger children, it is advisable to stay somewhere with easy access to the beach.

Choose from lively Lagos, and Albufeira and stylish Villamoura, set around its large port full of bars and restaurants. If you are looking for something a little more peaceful, choose Carvoeiro or Praia de Rocha. Whether it’s a sun drenched beach holiday, culture holiday or a luxury golfing getaway with the family.. you will find it in the Algarve.


Things to Do in the Algarve with Kids

The Almancil Karting is an ideal place for a time well spent with your family. Open all year, the circuit inaugurated by Ayrton Senna, is a 760m in length replica of the former Formula 1 circuit in Brazil Jacarepaguá, the Park has several educational activities for all ages, besides the main track, there is a Junior track, Baby track and Remote control track, Mini Boats, Bungee trampolines, and Mechanical Bull. More details...

Sail along the Algarve coast past stunning rock formations and spot dolphins. Truly a great way to experience the beauty of Portugal’s Algarvian coast! More details...

Children would love Sailing the pirate-way on a Leãozinho, a brilliant replica of a pirate cruise ship with sails, on the Atlantic. You can discover some beautiful spots along the Algarvian coast take a refreshing dip whilst the kids get to explore the caves. More details...

Zoomarine is open all year round and makes a wonderful day out for families. Zoomarine has been running for more than ten years and every year attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Enter into Zoomarine and dive into a fantastic reality made up of unique shows and emotions, observe the special relationship between animals and humans. Amazing shows and experiences and the pleasure to find yourself in a stimulating reality are guaranteed. The 4D cinema show also aims to teach children about the effects of global warming. More details...

Try to surf on your board after descending a vertical drop of 23 meters while gaining a dizzy speed at Aqualand. This is certainly one ride that you will be telling all your friends about. Aqualand is located 15 minutes from Albufeira.There are rides for everyone such as Kamikaze, Anaconda, Congo River and not forgetting the 23m high Banzai. Let the children make the most of the Mini Park while safely enjoying adult attractions adapted to their needs. This will be a water adventure you will never forget! More details...

Hire a car and take a drive inland through the tranquil countryside full of almond, pine, and orange trees viewing the sleepy towns and villages.



When to visit the Algarve with kids?

The Algarve is a year round destination. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot. The region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months.

Recommended Family Friendly Hotels in Algarve

Although quite pricey, the Pine Cliffs Residence gets top marks for a child friendly hotel, particularly for its child care program. Porto Pirata is a special place for younger children, aged between six months and 12 years. Developing over an enclosed area of 7000 square metres, this children’s activity centre contains two wooden boats, a swimming pool and another pool for remote control boats, a recreational terrace, an 18-hole mini golf course, a bouncy castle, a bike track and a basketball and volleyball court. Porto Pirata’s trained assistants offer a daily entertainment programme to ensure unforgettable holidays for your children, packed with moments of joy and fun. 

If you would prefer having the space and freedom of your own family villa on site, then James Villas offer a wonderful selection of villas with pools.


The Club Med  experience offers you the ultimate escape with activities for the entire family. Club Med in Albuferia, has day long activities for Kids and Teens, tailor-made for each age group and run by professionals, and a Children's club from 4 months to 4 years old.

Suites Alba Resort & Spa is a quiet beachside resort, away from the hustle and bustle of the main towns.

Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise


Your Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise begins at the new marina of Albufeira where you will board the boat "Insonia". Cruise along the Algarve coastline between to the Beach of Carvoeiro passing spectacular rock formations on the way.

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Vila Gale Marina

  
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Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

  
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Just 500 metres from Diego de León Metro Station, these stylish apartments offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and well-equipped kitchenettes. Avenida de America Bus and Metro Stations are an 8-minute walk away. Each air-conditioned Gavirental Avenida de America apartment has elegant décor, with high ceilings and wooden floors. The modern kitchenettes include an oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine. Avenida de America Suites Gavirental is situated in Madrid’s Salamanca district, a 10-minute More details

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Vila Gale Ampalius

  
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Quietly located on the edge of a forest in Esslingen, this family-run hotel offers free private parking. It features a dining terrace, and a children’s playground. The bright rooms at Tagungshotel Esslingen come with private bathroom facilities, and some rooms have a TV. Wi-Fi is available at a cost. A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s Café Marokko, and in the evening guests can enjoy a drink at the hotel bar or in the beer garden. The centre of Stuttgart and the A8 motorway More details

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Vila Gale Atlantico

  
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Situated 3 km from Cannes’s sandy beaches, Appartement Les Pins Cannes offers a 2-bedroom apartment with lift access, self-catering facilities and free private parking. Guests can enjoy far-reaching views from the furnished balcony. The open-plan living area includes a flat-screen TV and large, glass doors opening onto the balcony. An oven, ceramic hot-plates and a dishwasher are provided in the kitchen. There is also a washing machine. Local shops, restaurants and public transport can be found More details

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Vila Gale Nautico - All Inclusive

  
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Offering views of the Lake Savenay from the terrace in the garden, this hotel is located 2 km from Savernay Golf Club. Refined cuisine using seasonal produce is served in the restaurant, or on the terace during the summer. Free Wi-Fi access and an LCD TV are provided in the guest rooms, which have a traditional décor. Some rooms have a lake view and the en suite bathrooms are fitted with a shower. The bar serves a variety of drinks and you can enjoy a continental breakfast every morning while More details

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Vila Gale Praia

  
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Located in Corsica, this 4-bedroom apartment is 3 km from the centre of Ajaccio and 500 metres from the coast. It offers self-catering accommodation, a balcony with sea views and free public parking. Apartment Marines d’Aspretto offers a private bathroom with a shower. A washing machine is also available. Guests can prepare their own meals in the apartment’s kitchen, which is equipped with kitchenware, a microwave and an oven. There is also a refrigerator and a dining room. This apartment More details

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Hotel Quinta do Lago

  
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Located in the Las Tablas business district, these stylish apartments offer access to a communal outdoor pool, gardens and a gym. Each Las Tablas Suites apartment has free Wi-Fi and a well-equipped kitchenette. Las Tablas Suites Gavirental is situated next to the BBV financial district in Alcobendas. Barajas Airport and Madrid city centre can be reached in around 15 minutes’ drive, via the nearby A-1 Motorway. The functional, air-conditioned Las Tablas Suites apartments are decorated in bold More details

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Vila Gale Albacora

  
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These pinewood cottages are surrounded by extensive gardens and located 1 km from Vila Franca do Campo. Each cottage has a furnished patio overlooking the gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. The 1-bedroom cottages at Quinta dos Curubás come with free internet and an LCD TV with cable channels. Each is simply furnished and has beamed ceilings. Guests can prepare meals in their kitchenette, which includes a microwave and kitchen utensils. Barbeque facilities are available at each private patio, which More details

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Hotel Santa Eulalia

  
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The Quorn is a family run hotel situated on the Skegness promenade and is just 100 meters from the beach, bowling greens and pier. It is only a 5-minute walk to the shops and town centre and offers free private parking. Guest bedrooms at The Quorn have en suite bathrooms and some offer sea views. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee facilities, a digital TV, and hair dryers. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary toiletries supplied in every room. The restaurant, overlooking the sea front, More details

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Alfagar Resort

  
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Algarve

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A relaxed village style resort with an impressive range of facilities for all ages



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Self catering villa holiday Portugal

The exceptional Pine Cliffs resort occupies a truly enviable location, extending some 72 acres across the cliff tops above the soft white sands of Falésia Beach.



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Sheraton Pine Trees Resort, Algarve Portugal

Surrounded by pine trees and overlooking a glorious sandy beach on the Algarve is the Sheraton Pine Cliffs. We give this resort top marks for family holidays with its lush, green open spaces and lots of shaded areas, and its fantastic kids club.



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Da Balaia, Portugal

The resort of Da Balaia is a golf lover’s paradise, with its own dedicated golf academy. Da Balaia is also ideal for families with young children. So this is the resort to book, if you want a stress –free holiday with a baby!



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112 – Fire
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