Algarve Family holidays  -  The Area / Algarve

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For your holidayat our apartment, things to do are very easy to find. The Algarve isn’t just about great weather, fantastic beaches and wonderful fresh seafood but also about having

If you are on holiday with a young family, there will be times when you need to do something completely different rather than go down the beach or lay round the pool. Welcome to the Algarve!! It has plenty of things on offer to keep the whole family amused and entertained.
These range from theme parks, water parks, zoos & boat trips to go-karting, boat trips and so much more, you’ll have plenty to choose from. The majority of these Algarve attractions are to be found between Faro and Portimão to the west so our apartment is right in the centre of it all.
Many of the theme parks and water parks offer bus transport from tourist locations across the Algarve for a modest cost (and sometimes even free).

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Theme Parks and Zoos ZooMarine
One of the most popular theme parks in the Algarve, Zoomarine is located on the outskirts of Albufeira and is a mixture of a marine center, zoo and amusement park. The main attractions of the park are the spectacular aquatic displays of dolphins and sea lions, and the fun fair for the kids. For an additional cost, you can spend time swimming with the dolphins to visit the web site
  Krazy World & Algarve Zoo
Krazy World is a children’s theme park and zoo near Algoz, just north of Albufiera. Apart from being a theme park, with mini-golf, a petting farm, pony rides and a fairground, it is also home to the Algarve Zoo which is home to reptiles, snakes and the like. A fun day-out for the family... click to visit web site
  Lagos Zoo
About a fifteen minute drive north west from Lagos, near Benasfrim, you'll find Lagos Zoo. It is not huge, but there are plenty of animals and birds to see. Best of all are the apes, which reside on their own island paradise. There are more educational things for the kids to get involved in as well as a petting farm and children's playgrounds..Click to visit web site
Water Parks Aqualand
Aqualand is located near the town of Alcantarilha in between Albufeira and Armação de Pera about 15 km from Albufeira on the main EN 125 road. This is a family water park with some exciting rides and a safer area for younger kids. Showing its age bit now, but still great fun... Click to visit web site
  Slide and Splash
You will find Slide and Splash well sign posted on the EN125, and it is situated 5 minutes drive past Lagoa, about 30 minutes from Albufeira and 15 minutes from Portimão. Newer than Aqualand, but has the same kind of attractions when you get there. Your decision on which one to visit may well be better judged on your location, rather than one being better then the other... Click to visit web site
Aquashow is a great park in Quarteira, near Vilamoura. A family water park, it has some good white knuckle rides, including a rollercoaster. There are more gentle rides for younger children (and older adults!). For a more sedate time, try the Jacuzzi or bird shows...Click to visit web site
  Atlantic Park
Atlantic Park is the smallest of the Algarve water parks and is aimed at younger children (not as much daredevil excitement as other Algarve water parks). There are a number of water rides, children’s Quad bikes and bouncy castles, with daily high-diving shows in the summer. The park also has a good restaurant. No web site at the moment
Address: EN 125 Quatros Estradas, 8100 Loulé – Portugal
Tel: 289 397 282
Adventures Dolphin Watching
Dolphin watching is always a popular activity for holiday makers, and there are dolphins and whales to be seen off the Algarve coast. So if you fancy an hour and a half of dolphin hunting, then trips are available are available from various places along the Algarve coast. Check with reception for leaflets and local info & companies
  Jeep Safari
A jeep safari is a great way to get a guided tour of the Algarve countryside and places off the beaten track. Prices include lunch and there are various pick up points throughout the Algarve. There are a number of companies who do this. Here is a selection If you ring them they all speak English and are very helpful
Mount Safari: Portimão - Tel: 282 420 800
Riosul: Monte Gordo - Tel: 281 510 200
Zebra Tours: Albufeira - Tel: 289 583 300 / 965 040 225
  Almancil Karting
If you like the thrills and spills of Formula 1 racing, the nearest you'll get to it in the Algarve is Almancil Karting. In Almancil, it has a number of race tracks for different ages and makes for an exciting day out. Also there is a 'Western' style theme park, with a few additional attractions... Click to visit web site [ not the best web site but all info is there]
Golf This is just a taste of what awaits you in the Algarve and never forget that this area has a very high concentration of some of the very best golf courses in Europe if not the world,
Check out Golf courses on google for more information.