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Family holidays in Portugal

With short flight times and year round sun, Portugal is a fantastic choice for a family holiday. Travelling with little ones can be a bit of an act. From finding the best family friendly accommodation to packing all the right things, it takes a lot of planning and organising. At Sovereign, we are well aware of those challenges and we are here to help you choose the perfect spot for your ideal family holiday.

Family holidays in Portugal - The Algarve

Portugal has long been a major player among Britain’s favourite destinations and is especially suitable for families with kids of any age. Whether you book a summer break during peak season or in October for half term, you’ll find plenty of sunshine as Portugal officially ranks among the sunniest countries in the world.
 
Head to the west coast for ideal conditions for surfing lessons and your teenage kids will thank you for this amazing experience. The Algarve boasts some of the world’s finest water parks with the most thrilling kamikaze rides that promise endless fun, and not only for your little ones. For family-friendly accommodation, we have selected the Pine Cliffs Hotel; a luxury resort located by the fabulous Praia da Falesia. It features child friendly meals and daily sports and activities at the kids’ club, so you can take a well-deserved break and enjoy a relaxing drink at The Beach Club Pine Cliffs by Olivier while your children are well taken care of.
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Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Kids’ Club runs throughout the day and is hosted at the Children’s Village where there are even two life sized pirate ships. The Junior Club is for children aged 8 to 12 years old and offers football, crossbow, mini golf and lots more.


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Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort
The hotel won Europe’s Best Family Resort in 2016 and offers a huge range of activities for younger guests. There is a tennis academy, water sports, a pirate’s ship and even a children’s village for kids aged 6 months to 8 years. There is also a children’s pool and a Junior Club.
Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort
Enjoy 11 restaurants all with child friendly meals on offer, as well as a golf academy, tennis academy, kids’ pool area, mini golf and a Junior Club so children can make friends and have fun all day.
Pine Cliffs Village, a Luxury Collection Resort
Climb on the pirate’s ship, splash in the children’s pool areas, run and play in the gardens or enjoy the safe sands of the beach. There is also a Kids’ Club for younger guests, and a tennis academy, golf academy and so much more. 
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For further advice and recommendations, or to book your tailor-made family holiday,

speak to our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*

Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira, west of the African coast, is also a good choice for a splendid family holiday. The island offers countless child-friendly activities and attractions that are within easy reach of each other. You can hop on a kayak or even swim with dolphins – the kids will love these spectacular adventures. Take little ones to the Toy Museum in Funchal, Madeira’s capital, and they’ll quickly change their minds about boring museums. The quality exhibitions are a delight not just for kids. Take them on a ride on one (or both!) of the island’s cable cars and enjoy the mesmerising views of the city and its surrounding landscapes.
 
Stay at the Belmond Reid's Palace and enjoy their lovely, extra spacious family suites. This glamorous hotel even offers special family discounts and a fantastic kids’ and teens’ club where your little ones can make new friends while you enjoy a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment in the The Spa at Belmond Reid's Palace or a day on the green, at one of the nearby golf courses that offer special discounts to hotel guests.
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VIDAMAR Resorts Madeira

Choose from delicious dishes cooked with children in mind, as well as lots of sports and activities. Try stand up paddle boarding, scuba diving trips, snorkelling or book the children in for hours of fun at the Kids’ Club.


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Belmond Reid's Palace
Run and play through the beautiful botanical gardens of the hotel, book older children in for golf lessons and games or simply watch the children splash in the swimming pool. There are also hiking and boat excursions on offer, as well as scuba diving, tennis and so much more.
Jardins do Lago
Wander through the stunning botanical gardens, take a tour and learn all about these beautiful plants and flowers. Kids will love playing hide and seek or climbing trees which date back to the 18th Century. There is also a swimming pool, kids’ club and lots of activities to try.
Pestana Carlton Madeira Hotel
Explore the stunning nearby rainforest and its incredible waterfalls, enjoy the relaxing outdoor pool, or make the most of the many onsite activities. Play mini golf, tennis, visit the games room or even scuba dive.
Quinta da Bela Vista
The restaurants serve up child friendly meals, while the snack bar offers ice creams and other delicious treats for kids. Splash and play in the pool or make the most of the tennis courts.
Quinta Da Casa Branca
Each of the restaurants offers dishes for children, while the swimming pool is perfect for splashing about. If you prefer the beach the warm safe sands and quiet coves of the coastline are just 300 metres away. 
The Cliff Bay
Enjoy delicious child friendly meals at the hotel’s onsite restaurants. Make the most of the children’s outdoor swimming pool and run and play in the gardens. There is also a tennis court.

Lisbon Coast

To the west of Lisbon is a stretch of coastline which is often overlooked, but is absolutely stunning. Bustling fishing villages, sandy coves, and the beach towns of Cascais and Estoril make this a great choice for a family holiday.
Pestana Cidadela Cascais
The restaurant caters to children, and there is a swimming pool for kids to splash and play in. Activities include tree climbing, body boarding, parasailing, hiking, cycling and even tennis.
Palacio Estoril
The onsite restaurants offer something for everyone, even fussy eaters, and there are rooms and a range of suites to suit your family’s needs and comfort. Older children will also enjoy the golf course.


For further advice and recommendations, or to book your tailor-made family holiday,

speak to our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*

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