Children's Day Activities - Algarve

There are activities for the whole family on Children's Day in the Algarve! Water parks, science centres, historical sites and much more await you during your holiday at Belmar Resort. 

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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.


1.     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 energy.


  • ·    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 Earth.



2.     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 reception.

  • ·      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 conservation.



3.     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 activities.


  • ·    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 Children's Day.



4.     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.


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