While Rio de Janeiro isn't the obvious choice for a family holiday, there are plenty of activities to keep kids amused: sandy fun on the beach, bike rides around Lagoa, aerial cable-car rides, adventure parks and rainforest walks. Foodwise, there are lots of kid-friendly treats – fresh juices, ice creams, pastries – to keep them going through the day. Brazilians are very family-oriented; you'll be welcomed with open arms at most restaurants. High chairs are readily available. Many hotels let children stay free, although the age limit varies. At most sights, kids under 13 pay half price admission; those under five or six typically get in free.