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Visit Porto with Kids

Porto has pedestrian areas, it’s beautiful and affordable – visit Porto with kids and truly make the most of the city.

It is hilly but it’s pram friendly and Uber is cheap. Locals are friendly, easy-going and they like children. The wine and food is incredible, which adds to the wonder of this trip.

Ideal for a Toddler


Ideal for a Child


Family-Friendly Areas & Hotels in Porto


Family friendly location,  close to the main city attractions but quieter/slower than most other areas of Porto.

Matosinhos sul

Not central, but lovely for kids and has a metro that goes directly to the centre.

Rua de Santa Catarina

This is the most popular shopping road in Porto, very central and it’s a pedestrian street whilst being close to the church of San Antonio de los Congregados.


The most famous neighbourhood in Porto that is hands down a result of its picturesque colourful houses, as well as the fact that it is located by the riverside. Whilst you are close to many attractions keep in mind that it is rather hilly.

Porto Family
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Palácio de Cristal
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Activities for children ages 0-5

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

Color Party Maia

Walk Across The Dom Luis 1 Bridge – Stroller friendly

Palácio de Cristal for kids to run free

Ride on Teleférico de Gaia – rides for kids under five are free

Gaia Biological Park


Activities for older kids

Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.

Espaço Artístico de Aprendizagem – for artistic activities during the week and weekend

Livraria Lello – the inspiration behind Harry Potter

Jumpers – Trampolim Parque

Gaia Biological Park

World Of Discovery

SEA Life

Mini golf in Foz (Passeio Alegre)

Boat ride across the river/river cruise

Adventure park Azurara

Buggy ride on the hills of Porto

Zoo Santo Inácio

Zoo Santo Inácio
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Porto park de cidade
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Parks & Playgrounds

Ample choices to keep your kids happy:

Biological park in Gaia

Porto park de cidade

Largest park in Porto, great for picnics, lots of entrances to the parks as well as various restaurants on the boarders. There is usually a farmer’s market on Saturday.

Crystal Palace Gardens

Jardim das Virtudes

Serralves’ park

Flat parks suitable for scooters and strollers with lots of animals like horses, sheep and cows on the horizon.

Parque de São Roque

Very central, easy with a stroller and lots of spots for picnics.

Botanic Garden of Porto

Interesting place to discover centenary trees, cactus, greenhouses and lakes.


Family-friendly cafés & restaurants

Most restaurants welcome families with kids, but it’s best to call ahead to book a high chair.

Negra Café

Café with an outdoor terrace.

Bira dos Namorados

The décor is appealing to children and it is very family friendly.

Dick’s Bar

Sit outside without worrying about noise levels.

Base Porto

Surrounded by green and by a great outdoor location.

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Porto Taxi
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Getting Around

Travelling in a city is the same everywhere, if your kids are at the age of a stroller/pram, metros aren’t the best.


Very good and easy but doesn’t stop everywhere.

Taxi services

Cheap and very efficient, you need to pre-request a car seat.

Camper Van

We know that The Getaway Van in Porto are equipped to be child friendly campervan business that can provide buggy’s, car seats. You can plan a journey with them from Porto and go all over the country.


Toy Shops in Porto


A must visit in the Mar shopping centre.

Porto Toyshop