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Lisbon is well known for its nightlife, restaurants, Museums, monuments and trams. What's often overlooked are the captivating elements of Lisbon that delight family members of any age. The colourful streets are full of urban entertainers. There's an abundance of cake shops and ice cream parlours to recharge energies. MADABOUTLISBON.COM is your friendly knowledgeable guide to the best family-friendly attractions and activities.


Tram 28

Tram 28


Hippotrip amphibious bus

The picturesque cobbled streets of Lisbon are part of the city's charm. They are, however, quite steep in places and tiring on feet, both old and young. Luckily there are many fun ways to get around. Lisbon's historic trams still run six different lines throughout the city, including the famous tram# 28 that passes many of Lisbon's best-known monuments. More About [ ► ]

Book Online ► Tuk-Tuk
Take a three-hour private tour in a tuk-tuk. Sit back and relax as you're effortlessly transported to many of the city’s highlights. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
Book Online ► There are also some good Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus options available in Lisbon. Citysightseeing is a well known and trusted global brand. There are several tour options in Lisbon, including 24 and 48-hour tickets.
Book Online ► Yellow Bus is a Portuguese tour company owned by Carris and operate in the top cities of the country. They provide a broad range of tours in Lisbon.
Book Online ► Hippotrip amphibious bus
One quirky way to see Lisbon is on the Hippotrip amphibious bus which is a guaranteed fun trip to Belém. The Hippotrip starts at the Doca de Santo Amaro in the Alcântara district and heads off to the Praça do Comércio and Jardim da Estrela before heading off to Belém and its famous monuments.
Book Online ► Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Boat & Tramcar
If you really want to be a savvy traveller, you can buy a combination ticket. It comprises of a Hop-On Hop-Off option on the Red Tramcar as well as a the Yellowbus and Yellowboat services.
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Yellow Boat Tour

Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)

Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)


With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) at your leisure. Book with confidence with FREE CANCELLATION. Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone…

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Lisbon's famous oceanarium is Europe's second-largest aquarium and is a popular attraction with plenty of appeal for both youngsters and oldies alike. The air is alive with the sounds of children's whoops and nervous laughter as large fish, a huge surprised looking sunfish and sharks come right up to the glass. Laughter is guaranteed when watching two sea-otters lay on their backs, rubbing their paws together with a serene smile on their faces. The oceanarium aims to be both educational and entertaining. A day out to the oceanarium makes the perfect choice if the weather outside is too hot or too wet.

October to April, Daily: 10h00 - 19h00, (last admission at 18h00)
May to September, Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 20h00, (last admission at 19h00)

Adult: €15.00, Concessionary: €10.00, Infant 0-3 FREE. Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: 15%
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Interactive science museum: (Pavilhão do Conhecimento)

Next to the Oceanarium in the Parque das Naçôes is the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, the Pavilion of Knowledge, Lisbon’s Interactive Science Museum. This immersive and creative science museum encourages knowledge and communicates technological and scientific culture. To accomplish this objective, various hands-on exhibitions and activities have been designed so that visitors can actively explore a variety of themes in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. The museum encourages learning through the medium of play and having fun. Both permanent and temporary exhibits are targeted at children from the age of four and over with a specific area specifically designed for younger children.
Adult: €9.00, Children: 3 – 6 €5.00, 7 – 17 €6.00, Under 2: Free

Contact Details
Parque das Nações - Alameda dos Oceanos, Lote 2.10.01, 1990-223 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 45' 45.5" N | 09° 05' 45.7" W | +351 218 917 100 |  Website

Travelling to the Lisbon’s science museum: (Pavilhão do Conhecimento)

CRIL or EN-10 Roads, Vasco da Gama Bridge, North/South direction 2nd Circular Road, Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa, Av. Infante D. Henrique
Oriente (East) Bus Station: 5, 10, 19, 21, 28, 50, 68, 81, 82, 85
Alfa Pendular and Intercity trains, inter-regional and regional trains (connections to the North and South of Portugal are available), and the Azambuja line (Lisbon-Azambuja)

Trains of Portugal Website
Orient Station on the Red Line
Pavilhão do Conhecimento

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Exterior

Pavilhão do Conhecimento

Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Interior


KidZania Lisbon

KidZania Lisbon

This indoor theme park is designed for children up to the age of fifteen and their parents. It’s a child-sized replica of a city where youngsters play adult roles in a highly realistic and safe environment. They can choose from more than 60 different occupations and work within replica establishments of an actual city such as an airport, factories, theatre, shops, a racetrack, a police station, a fire department, a newspaper, a TV studio, a stadium and many more.

The activities are designed to be fun and pedagogical, based on the edutainment (education + entertainment) concept. Its contents are developed according to school programmes and seek to teach the children citizenship values, rules, the value of money and teach them life-skills. At KidZania the official currency is the kidZo. With their kidZos, citizens can buy several goods and services available in the city (such as supermarket goods, hairdresser appointments, car rental, etc) or even do their shopping at the kidZos shop. To earn their kidZos, children will practise the profession they like the most. Their effort will be rewarded with a salary. They manage their own money and are allowed to save their kidZos in a KidZania bank account and draw it out at an ATM machine the next time they visit the city. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees!

Each tour of the city is a new and unrepeatable experience. KidZania is a one-size-fits-all designed space with, among others: parents resting room, cafeteria, gift shop, nursing room, infirmary, photography services and a room for smaller children.
Adult: €10.00, Children: 3 – 4 €14.50, 5 – 15 €22.50, Concessionary : €8.00
10h00 – 14h00/15h00 – 19h00

Contact Details
Loja 1054, 7 Avenida Cruzeiro Seixas, 2650-504 Amadora, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 46' 39.8" N | 09° 13' 14.3" W | +351 218 917 100 |  Website


3-Hour Old Town & Riverside Bike Guided Tour

Family Tour: Genuine Lisbon

Experience Lisbon’s wonders with the whole family during this three-hour private walking tour. Meet your friendly and professional guide, then set off to gallivant across Lisbon’s storied streets. Learn about iconic landmarks from your guide, see important monuments and charming neighbourhoods and absorb the history of Portugal’s diverse capital. The guide will be sure to relay information in a kid-friendly manner while walking at a leisurely pace.

• 3-hour private family tour of Lisbon
• Explore Lisbon with an expert local guide
• Get an insider’s perspective on Portugal’s stories capital
• Stroll through Lisbon’s charming neighbourhoods.

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Lisbon: Half Day Sightseeing Tour on a Private Electric Tuk Tuk

Lisbon: Half Day Sightseeing Tour on a Private Electric Tuk Tuk

Explore Lisbon in a unique way with this tour by electric tuk-tuk, an eco-friendly way to travel around the city’s narrow streets. You’ll be driven by a guide through historical neighbourhoods like the Alfama and the Mouraria, and stop at a viewpoint for a photo opportunity of the city. Pass by attractions such as Praça do Comércio and finish up in Belém.
• Lisbon sightseeing tour by electric tuk-tuk
• Admire the city while a driver navigates the narrow streets and hills
• See Praça do Comércio, Belém Tower and Carmo Square
• Pass through districts like Bairro Alto and Alfama

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Family Tour: Enchanted Lisbon

Family Tour: Enchanted Lisbon

Discover the hidden and enchanted places of Lisbon on this family-oriented walking tour of Lisbon centre. Kids will love passing through secret doors and finding surprises behind them! Places of interest include a roofless church, a doll hospital and a gold vault inside an unexpected locale. If you prefer, add an extra hour to your three-hour tour for a tram ride to the Madragoa quarter and admission to the Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta).
• Child-friendly commentary included.
• Family-oriented tour of enchanted Lisbon
• Visit unique places of interest such as a doll hospital
• Hear child-friendly explanations about the sights
• Upgrade for a tram tour and Puppet Museum admission

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Dolls Hospital (Hospital de Bonecas)

Established in 1830 Lisbon's doll hospital is the worlds oldest and prevails in its original location inside a former human hospital on the Praça da Figueira. From here dolls of all kinds; plastic, porcelain, metal, wood and fabric, will receive will be rejuvenated. Some of the patients here are in a sad state before being lovingly restored. When the dolls are admitted they are tagged with the admission date along with their ailments. They recuperate in hospital beds whilst awaiting treatment. Against the walls cabinets full of little arms, legs, eyes, and wigs awaiting transplantation.

Visiting the dolls hospital is a fun experience for people of all ages. Inside the museum space, there's a fascinating collection of toys that will certainly make you feel nostalgic. The experience is a journey into trends and fashions as they have changed over various generations.
Monday – Saturday 10h30 - 12h30/15h30 - 17h00, Sunday: CLOSED Child & Grown-Ups: €2.00 each

Contact Details
Hospital de Bonecas, 7 Praça da Figueira, 1100-240 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 42' 50.8" N | 09° 08' 17.4" W | +351 213 428 574 |  Website
Pavilhão do Conhecimento

Dolls Hospital (Hospital de Bonecas)

Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta)

Museu da Marioneta

Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta)

Housed within a 17th-century convent, the Museu da Marioneta is a magical location to celebrate the art of puppetry, its history and worldwide appeal. It first opened its doors as a museum in November 2001 and comprises puppets of all types of manipulation techniques, as well as masks and props from different worldly cultures. Other than its main focus of championing Portuguese puppetry, there are a great number of exhibits from as far away as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, India, Vietnam, China, Turkey, Sicily and Mali. Since 2008, a collection of African and Asian puppets, belonging to the collector Francisco Capelo, has been on display. There is a constant rotation of temporary exhibitions to keep the art of storytelling fresh. The museum makes a wonderful excursion for the whole family. You can visit for free every Sunday morning.
706, 713, 714, 727 | 25 & 28

Tuesday – Sunday: 10h00 – 13h00/14h00 – 18h00, Monday: CLOSED
Adult: €5.00, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): €13.00, Child, OAP & Concessionary: €3.00.
Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: 40%

Contact Details
146 Rua da Esperança, 1200-660 Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 43′ 00.0″ N | 09° 10′ 00.0″ W
+351 213 942 810 | | Website