The Algarve is a fun, kid-focused area with loads of attractions, family-friendly beaches and cultural activities. Try thrilling water parks such as Slide & Splash and Krazy World; the great zoo in Lagos; and, at Silves, the imagination-firing castle.
Many towns along the coast run boat trips, and several have little trains.
Albufeira is particularly child friendly, with a plethora of agencies in the area selling a variety of trips, from horse riding to cruising on pirate ships. Most boat trips leave from the marina. Other kid-oriented activities include the following: