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The Algarve is known for its luxurious hotels with well-reputed kids’ clubs as well as its self-catering villas.

In the Alentejo, in Moura, the Horta de Torrejais is a small farm owned by a couple of teachers who organise treasure hunts in the orchard, encourage children to help pick fruit, bake and water the plants, and run an environmental education program for kids. There is also a small stream and a children’s pool.

Another great option in the Alentejo is Markadia on a nature reserve near the Odivelas dam. It has farm animals, ponies, paddle-boats and canoes, swimming pools (one for kids) and a child-friendly restaurant. There are also bungalows you can rent.

See also our feature Green Places to Stay in Europe with Kids.

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Hotel Talisman

A great-value, family-friendly hotel in the Azores, ideally located for exploring the island.

Martinhal Chiado

A luxurious aparthotel in the centre of Lisbon, with family apartments and suites with kitchens, a kids' club and evening childcare.

Martinhal Cascais

A chic modern family resort close to the Portuguese capital, with childcare from 6 months to 17 years and lots of organised excursions.

Jardins do Lago

A fantastic historic property with everything to delight the family, on the stunning Portuguese island of Madeira.

Reid's Palace

A peaceful setting, with lots on offer for children of all ages including a games room teenagers and a playhouse in the vast gardens.

Aquapura Hotel

A modern hotel, well suited to families but also to mums&nbsp;and dads looking for a relaxing break on their own in Portugal.</span>

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Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort

One of the world’s leading luxury family resorts, with an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, a golf course and a spa.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Hotel & Resort

Super-stylish rooms, houses and villas in southern Portugal, with kids' sports academies including football and surfing.

Vila Vita Parc

A luxury resort with including kids' clubs, teen activities, a spa and Michelin-starred dining, offering rooms, suites and villas.

Algarve Family Villas with Oliver's Travels

A collection of luxury family holiday villas on the Algarve, with options to suit all family requirements.

Monte Santo Resort

A luxury resort a short drive from the beach, with self-catering suites and apartments, six pools and a kids' club.

The Lake Spa Resort

A five-star option with a private lake with canoeing, three outdoor pools, a spa and a kids' club.

Club Med Da Balaia

A popular all-inclusive resort on a sandy beach, with golf, tennis, fitness sessions and even a flying trapeze school.

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

A popular luxury option in southern Portugal, with the largest spa in the country plus kids' clubs.

Alfagar II Apartments

A family-friendly apart-hotel close to the beach and offering lots of activities.

Alto da Colina

A family-favourite resort in the Algarve, close to Blue Flag beaches.

Aparthotel Brisa Sol

A self-catering apartment complex perfect for laid-back and chilled out family holidays or as a base for activities and sightseeing.

Casa Sophie

A modern single-storey villa within a lively leisure resort with a kids' club and golf course.

Memmo Baleeira

A luxury beachfront hotel well suited to active families, especially those who love surfing.

Villa Maximo

A 4-bedroom villa a short drive from the beach, with a lovely outdoor pool, a kids' pool, table tennis and WiFi.