Children's Day is a celebration between children and their
families. On this day, adults can provide games and activities that children
will remember later. If you plan to stay at Belmar Resort on Children's Day,
you should know that besides the pools and the beach, which is only 2 minutes
away from the resort, other activities in the area will provide fun and
entertainment during your stay. We give you some of the best activities for
Children's Day in the Algarve.
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Do you have no plans for one of the most important days of
the year for the children in your family? Discover the best Children's Day activities
in the Algarve.
Science centres in the Algarve
If you have a little scientist at home, this activity is a
must on Children's Day. The Algarve has three Ciência Viva centres, each with a
different theme. As a result, your child can visit all the centres
without repeating the experience.
- · At
the Centro de Ciência Viva de Lagos, the day is spent showing how we got
from the astrolabe to GPS and what life was like for sailors at the time of the
discoveries. "From Astrolabe to GPS" is a permanent exhibition, but
there are also rotating exhibits that encourage you to play and learn.
- · Tavira's Centro de Ciência Viva offers a "do and learn"
activity. The exhibition divides into three sections: one for mathematical
problems, one for physics represented through sound, and one for water and
- · The
Centro de Ciência Viva do Algarve is located next to the Ria Formosa
in Faro and offers several interactive exhibitions where children can observe
the planets. The permanent exhibition is about the sun and its influence on
Water parks in the Algarve
If you spend your holiday in the Algarve without visiting at
least one water park, you are missing one of the region's best activities. If
your children love adventure, this is undoubtedly the place to visit. Get to
know the water parks in the Algarve and book your tickets at the Belmar Resort
- · Slide & Splash has been open since 1986 and has
several water attractions and leisure areas for adults. It is a park for all
ages and is an excellent activity to fill the Children's Day.
- · In
Quarteira is Aquashow, a water park with slides for all
ages. A new indoor water park has recently opened with fun activities for
children and a wellness area for adults.
- · Zoomarine, one of the most famous theme parks
in Europe, is located in the Algarve. Visitors can experience incredible shows
with dolphins, birds of prey and macaws. There is also a butterfly garden, a
protected area where butterflies can fly freely. Zoomarine not only provides
entertainment, but also plays a role in raising awareness about ocean
Interaction with animals
If your children don't stop wanting to be close to animals
even on holiday, then the next activity is ideal for them. We show you three
places where interaction with animals is guaranteed.
- · Lagos Zoo is one of the main attractions in
the region and is home to more than 150 species. The enclosure houses animals
from all over the world, and children can interact with them while watching
them being fed. Bring your swimwear and enjoy the artificial beach in this
area. Book your tickets at the Belmar Resort reception.
- · Quinta Pedagógica de Portimão is a place in the city that connects
adults and children with life in the countryside. Here you can see donkeys,
goats, chickens, pigs, ducks and other farm animals, as well as many other
species. Throughout the year, this educational farm offers a variety of themed
- · At
Quinta Pedagógica Lura in Faro, your children will be
welcomed by Tito and Garoto, two donkeys from the Algarve, by Zico and Moço, a
Portuguese water dog and a huge but very good-natured Rafeiro Alentejano, as
well as by many other farm animals who will give them a fun afternoon on
Historical sites in the Algarve
When you see historical sites with your own eyes, they far
surpass the stories you hear in class. In the corridors of a centuries-old
castle, you can let your imagination run wild and imagine who lived there and
what happened in times without the internet or even electricity. This
Children's Day, take a walk through some of the Algarve's historic sites and
learn about the region's history together.
- · Lagos
is a museum city surrounded by a city wall over 1.5 km long and the Governor's Castle. Here, seafarers learned how to explore new lands at sea in
the Infante D. Henrique's nautical school, leaving behind numerous testimonies
of Portuguese history. Throughout the city, some museums explain these and
other aspects of history, such as the Slave Museum and the Dr José Formosinho Museum.
- · An
important prehistoric community lived in Portimão, more precisely in the Alcalar area, and the ruins of a village can
still be visited today. Children have the opportunity to experience first-hand
the daily activities of these communities.
- · The
castle of Silves is a legacy left by the Arabs with a
history of over 2000 years. As it is located on one of the highest points of
the city, its red walls stand out against the sky. The river Arade flows nearby
and is crossed by a Roman bridge. On the banks of the river is a park with
sports facilities for children and adults.
In 1959, UNICEF made the Declaration of theRights of the Child
official on 1 June, and today celebrates Children's Day. Give this day the
importance it deserves and take the youngest ones to outdoor activities to learn
about and take an interest in new subjects. A holiday in the Algarve can be a
good excuse for children and adults to enjoy this day.