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Catarina Figueirinha |

Top 10 activities to do with kids in Porto

Travel with kids is an incredible experience. However, it can become a real challenge for many parents! We are going to give you a helping hand, here are some of our suggestions of what to visit and what to do with children in Porto city! Do you accept the challenge?

People who live in Porto are very welcoming and the atmosphere in this northern city is unique! In other words, Porto is the perfect destination for your family vacation!

Check our list of places to visit in Porto with children:

1. Sea Life - The biggest aquarium of North

Nothing better than entertaining our kids with educational activities! With a privileged view to the sea, Sea Life is an aquarium with more than 3000 creatures. This oceanarium houses the country's largest collection of cowtail stingray, among other equally fascinating species! Children will also be able to attend lectures and free demonstrations during the visit. Sea Life owns the first underwater tunnel in Portugal, so get ready to be face to face with the most frightening sharks!

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2. Six Bridges Cruise

What about taking them to one of the most popular activities in Porto city? The 6 Bridges cruise is a boat ride along the Douro river that crosses all the bridges of the city. But this tour is not carried out on a regular boat, it isRabeloelo boat. The rabelos were the typical vessels that carry the barrels of wine from the Douro Region to the northern city. All aboard!

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3. Zoo Santo Inácio

Let's fully enjoy nature? We suggest a visit to the Santo Inácio Zoo, the largest and greenest zoo in northern Portugal! Find the 800 animals, 250 different species that inhabit this natural space. Enjoy and watch the daily demonstrations of reptiles and birds of prey and do not miss the feeding of penguins, otters, lemurs, and Asian lions as well. The place where kids and adults have fun!

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4. Porto 5D Experience

If you are thinking of a city break and you want to know the best that Porto has to offer, this experience is a great start! A 10-minute video that presents Porto with a lot of excitement! Enjoy a 5D movie theater with dynamic seating and sensations like water spray, wind and city scents. There is no funniest way to start exploring this city!

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5. World of Discoveries

A fun way to get acquainted with the history of Portuguese discoveries. The little ones find here a combination of history with lots of laughs. The museum allows us to return to one of the most illustrious eras of the Portuguese people in a very interactive and magical way. But we can't tell more details, we do not want to spoil the surprise! Shall we go on this discovery?

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6. Magic Train

"Choo-choo", the coolest train in the city just arrived! A true gem for the youngest and a fantastic way to do a tour in Porto. Show to your children and to your family the most emblematic monuments in the historic center. This train is definitely magical!

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7. Surf Lesson in Azurara Beach

The beaches of the north of Portugal are known for the great conditions to practice water sports. Add to your vacation a unique and very important, safe experience for everyone! Conquer the waves with the help of a certified instructor and learn to surf on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Be sure to catch the next wave!

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8. Segway tour

This challenge is only to children up to 14 years old. An activity two in one, since it gives you the experience of driving a Segway and getting to know Porto. Discover all the corners of the city and in a 100% ecological way! 

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9. Tuk Tuk Ride

As we are true fans of environment-friendly vehicles, we suggest a tuk-tuk ride! The is a huge range of tours from the standard ones to the highly customizable. So there are alternatives for all tastes! Visit Porto with your entire family and with no worries.

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10. Jet Boat - the faster boat in Porto

Last but not least, we present to you the real family challenge, Jet Boat: The high-speed Boat of Porto! Perfect to test the whole family! Cross the waters of the Douro River with 360º rotations and lots of water! How are your adrenalin levels?

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