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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.

Scroll down for our hand-picked family holidays in Portugal or click on the Trips tab for organised family adventure holidays in Portugal.


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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.

Quinta Jardins do Lago

A beautiful, traditional hotel with plenty of space to play in the lush gardens.

Reid's Palace

Reid's Palace is Madeira's most famous hotel, combining classic style with modern luxury, with something for the whole family.

Hotel Talisman

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

Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa

A cliff-top family-friendly hotel that makes a perfect base for exploring São Miguel Island.

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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

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.

Club Med Da Balaia

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

Memmo Baleeira

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

Martinhal Quinta Family Resort

A luxury resort in the Rio Formosa Nature Park, with villas with private pools plus a kids' club.

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

An upmarket family-friendly hotel on the Algarve, with a kids' club, open-air cinema and spa.

Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort and Spa

A much-loved beachfront property with kids' clubs, teen activities and a spa.