Children

Portugal is a great country to travel with children, the Portuguese love children and it will be well received as a family with children, no sighs or groans at the fine restaurant or even concerts, quite the contrary! To travel to an apartment or a house is an easy way to stay when you have children. You can cook at times that suit, it also saves money by not having to eat out every day. There are laundry facilities in most homes so you do not bring your whole wardrobe. I myself have lived in Oeiras for three years with two children, and has traveled across countries countless times. Each home that I rent out the information for those traveling with children, where it is gathered facts what is in place in the particular dwelling and any warnings. Most have a cot available and a washing machine, many with dishwasher, some even toys. We try to help as best we can about the other needs are. There are taxis opportunities with car seats for easy transport to your accommodation. All accommodations have a private guide with references to attractions and things to do around it, more than what can be found below.

Traveling with children in Portugal

Good things

There is a family park in car parks, you have priority in the queues at the supermarket when you have young children with, even when you are pregnant. People are happy to carry a bag when the kids refuse to go, it's natural to help. A man took a long detour just to press the elevator button for me when I arrived with a baby carriage. A woman wore my big bag of action from the car all the way into the lift when one child refused to go further. People on the train gets up so you have to sit with the kids, or the pregnant belly, which may not even be particularly big belly! These small gestures are so incredibly well received at that moment!

Keep in mind

If you are European, get an European Card of Health Insurance for all the family! If you need medical care, it is then free to care for children in public hospitals. Adults pay the local rate. If you have no card, it can be very costly. The regular taxis are small, no dual-purpose vehicles and have no high chairs to offer. There are private companies that run mini-buses, they are more expensive and some have high chairs to offer. Recommend to check this in advance, ask me or contact the tourist office where you're going. Car rentals rent car seats but they are expensive. It can bring their own chair babage, be aware that they weigh a lot. It may be in some places it is difficult to get around with a pram. Sidewalks are narrow and you get crowded with various trees and cars, and there are no elevators in many places but you need not wait until someone has time to help.

Sea

Portugal has lots of different beaches. Rocks down to the sea creates magic, Greek-like coves that are snorkel-friendly, others to reach by boat. Atlantic is colder than the Mediterranean, the advantage is that the air temperature stays at comfortable level year round. Fore example is Lisbon's average temperature is not higher than 26 degrees in July, which is just warm enough. The southern Algarve coast has warmer water, warmed by the African and Mediterranian streams. North, after Peniche is the largest waves. You should know that waves and currents can be treacherous, and you should respect the warning flags that most beaches have, and do not swim far out.

Food

The food is child-friendly, no hot spices, or odd, and during my years, neither I nor anyone in the family become ill from the food we eat and everything you'd always be warned when abroad, such as salad and ice cream. Usually restaurants are open 12-15 for lunch and dinner for 19-22. Do you need baby food jars its better to take them from home with you. There are baby food, but the supply is poor and more mashed than the Swedish, the best choice available at pharmacies, food stores have 1-2 varieties and many different fruktpureér. Keep in mind that public breastfeeding is not fully accepted. Ask if there is somewhere you can slip away. At shopping centers are often nursing mothers. Below you will find dictionaries for those who are allergic.

Allergy

If you or your children are alergic please check this dictionary to help you find the terms and names of different food types in Portuguese:

What to do with the kids

Lisbon

Lisbon center

Ride the tram no. 28

In Lisbon, there is a beautiful tradition of trams. No. 28 is known to take you on journeys through the narrow streets which in some places it feels like the tram will not be able to pass. No. 28 runs between the district of Graça and Estrela, passing on the Lisbon castle, Castelo de Sao Jorge and the Praça Luís de Camões. However, a problem nowdays with this line with the increased popularity of the city, there are long queues to ride the tram. It is also why a now there is also a tourist tram that starts from the Praça do Comércio.

GPS: 38.71361,-9.1374887

Oceanarium

Oceanarium

GPS: 38.7635,-9.0937