Tried and tested tips :)
Porto may not be the most child-oriented city but there's naturally a few places to take your little ones and have a fun half-day. No matter which one you choose, a bit of creativity will take you a long way when running for the podium in the category of <most fun parent in the world>...!! :)
Here's some suggestions that may help you plan a fun day out with kids (prior to that 'boring' wine tasting you have your eyes on) >>
3. Pay a visit to 'WORLD OF DISCOVERIES' in Miragaia
The self-proclaimed 'heroic' past of the Portuguese maritime expansion is celebrated and explained to the little ones in Miragaia, the shipyard of Porto during the late 1400's, one of the most important in the country. The World of Discoveries interactive museum can be a fun option as the kids have the possibility to cruise through the museum in a small boat - yes, there's a waterway inside...!
World of Discoveries - Opening Hours & Tickets: https://www.worldofdiscoveries.com/
4. Learn about the water cycle at the city park's WATER PAVILION
An up-cycled structure from Lisbon's world Expo in 1998 now stands in one extremity of Porto city park, where it provides an opportunity for children to learn, interactively, about the water cycle.
Pavilhão da água - opening hours & tickets: https://pavilhaodaagua.pt/visitar/
Ágora - Cultura e Desporto, E.M. is the public agency that manages most city sports venues and supports all kinds of sports and cultural events in the city. Pay a visit to its website or facebook page to learn more about upcoming events, all from Porto marathon to Christmas markets, wine fests to book fairs, music concerts to free outdoor yoga lessons...! They also support and publicize activities for children on a regular basis, both indoor and outdoor.
It's one great source of information for both locals and visitors.
Facebook page: facebook.com/agoraporto2019
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Sérgio is the founder of Porto Running Tours, a keen runner since 1999 and a friendly running tour guide-storyteller since 2015.
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