The Algarve is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Portugal due to its beautiful geography and the sheer amount of activities it offers. Families especially love travelling to the Algarve because the region is packed with family-friendly entertainments. Here we have compiled a list of the top activities to do with kids in Faro!


But first, let’s talk a little about Faro…

Although Faro is the capital city of the Algarve, it is often overlooked because the airport is located here. Not only has the city been able to keep its authentic medieval charms, but it has also been blessed with the most stable and sunny weather all-year-round. This makes Faro the finest location for a cycling holiday in Portugal. Suppose you are interested in getting a bike rental in Faro. In that case, you will be able to move with ease through this historic town that is home to mouth-watering cuisine, medieval monuments and architectures, friendly-locals, and mesmerizing beaches. So why don’t we just jump straight to talking about the best activities to do with kids in Faro, since that was why you clicked on this article in the first place!


1. Forum Algarve

Forum Algarve - activities to do with kids in Faro

It’s the largest shopping mall in the Algarve and only located 5 mins away from the airport! Forum Algarve has over 120 shops, numerous restaurants of different cuisines, and five cinemas. It also has a huge supermarket that would come in handy to get those last-minute items that never made it to the baggage for your holiday. Another unique thing about Forum Algarve is its architecture that was inspired by the regional lifestyle, with open-air space, and colourful stone-bricks. Forum Algarve is the perfect comfortable and clean shopping space. It even has a playground for the kids!


2. Zoomarine Algarve

Zoomarine Algarve - activities to do with kids in Faro

Explore a trip of magic and fun with Zoomarine where you and your family can enjoy the exciting activities of an amusement park while also being educated on ecological conservation. In Zoomarine park you can meet an array of exotic birds, swim with dolphins, go on thrilling water slides and the mini-roller-coaster, learn the epic journey of sea-turtles with 4D cinema, pirate ships, and many more. Zoomarine Algarve is packed with fun activities for your kids to enjoy and remember forever!


3. Praia da Marinha & Benagil cave tours

Praia da Marinha in Algarve - activities to do with kids in Faro

There are lots of services that can provide you with tours of the region’s beautiful natural environment. Algarve Beauties is a particular tour that would take you from Faro to explore the beautiful Marinha beach and then the cool Benagil caves. This tour is unique because they mix adventure and fun through activities such as bodyboarding and sight-seeing.


4. Kayaking & Segway

Kayaking in Algarve - activities to do with kids in Faro

Faro also offers other types of fun activities like taking a Segway through the city. A Segway is a suitable method of transport for a hip, modern, and eco-friendly alternative. You will be able to find Segway rentals and tours online or while walking around this beautiful city. If you are feeling tired of the bustling town, you might enjoy kayaking through Ria Formosa lagoon. Water-sport-lovers can rent a kayak or get a kayak tour individually or in groups.


5. Cycling with family


activities to do with kids in Faro

Cycling on the cobbled streets of Faro’s Old Town is a pleasant experience to go through as a family. You can get a bike rental in Faro through Ride South Portugal or other companies. In the old town, you can explore centuries-old architectural sights, cosy cafes, inviting restaurants, museums, and monuments. Not to mention, the old town has cute smaller alleys that might reveal some hidden gems and unique shops or trinkets. As previously mentioned, Faro is blessed with good weather all-year-round, so it’s the perfect place to go to for anyone interested in a cycling holiday!


Rent a bike through Ride South Portugal on your cycling holiday!

We provide our customers with the best quality bikes for the best price. Not to mention, we have an array of different bikes from electric bikes to mountain bikes, and we would be more than happy to help you choose the best bike for you! Ride South Portugal also provides you with bike tours that may be beneficial for your travels. Our bike tours include airport pickup, bike rentals and GPS, route assistance, and hotels. Interested? Find us online to book your cycling holiday!