In the last few months, I’ve been searching for kids and parents friendly event in Lisbon for the facebook group Lisbon Foreign Parents.  When you are new in town and you even have children can be difficult to find things to do with them, especially on the weekend.

Here a selection of the events I find interesting or peculiar,  for kids but also for adults, that so much deserve some “you” moments from time to time.

The selection is divided into categories and all events have links to buy tickets or get more info.

Museum, Exhibitions, and Atelier for babies and kids

•Urbem Exquis at Garagem Sul – CCB

starting from the surrealist collective method known as cadavre exquis, this activity consist in creating a city of which each participant will design a building without knowing the others builting outcome.
age > 5-12 years
Min – Máx > 10 – 20 participants
Price > 6€

Reserve your  spot on the website

Belem     2 sept | sun | 11H00    more info here

•Timeout Academia for kids

Cooking course Masterkids

Four days of cooking class for kids from 10 years old where they will lear cooking basic concept like cutting, cooking different kind of elements ( meat, veggies and sweets). 4 sessions lasting 2 hours that will give your kids the skill to feel cnfortable in the kitchen
Tickets 120€ 1 kid

Cais Sodre     3-6 sEP | 17H30  More info here

•Concert for babies at Oceanario de Lisboa

Played against the dreamlike fantasy setting provided by the main aquarium, music will awaken the senses, evoke feelings of love and stimulate your child’s intellect and imagination.
Age group Babies and children up to 3 years of age
Fee €35/baby and two adults (includes free access to the permanent exhibition after the concert)
Note Previous reservation is required

Parc das Naçoes     Every SAT | 9H00  More info here

•D. Quixote de La Mancha e seu amigo Sancho Pança

Open air show in the garden of Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência em Lisboa

Principe REal     2 SEP | SUN | 11.30H and 16H      more info here

•Oficinas Criativas MAAT

mín. 5, máx. 15 participants
> 8 anos
Price: 7€ / 50% for second child

25 AUG-29 DEC | EVERY SAT | 15h30 (60min.)       more info here

mín. 5, máx. 15 participants
> 6 anos
Price: 7€ / 50% for second child

26 AUG-30 DEC | EVERY SUN | 15h30 (60min.)      more info here

•Ciencia Viva no Verão

••O Céu de Lisboa

Observation of Lisbon nocturnal sky at Gulbenkian Planetarium in Belem
Age : from 6 years
Reservation is mandatory

Belem     1 sEP | SAT | 21H30        more info here


Family friendly cafes and bookshops

•Aldeia – Crescer en Familia

••Open days at Aldeia

The cafe is openings his door after the summer break: on saturday you get the chance with your kids to experiment some of the activities that will be held at Aldeia in the coming autumn. Here’s a brief program

10H00 ás 10H30 Kindermusik (0- 2 years)  here info on the season workshop
10H30 ás 11H00 Kindermusik (3-5 years) here info on the season workshop
11H10 ás 11H45 baby Yoga (2-7 months)

10H30-13H30 Family Brunch
13H30-15H00 Lunch

15H30 Psychomotor Stimulation (6-36months)
17H30 Parents circle (in Portuguese)

Book your spot  at

Graça     1 SEPT | from 10H00     more info here

Coming September activities from Aldeia

Playgroup 12-36 months: EVERY wed | 10H30 – 12H30Babies and kids can participate with parents or be left with educators while parents can enjoy the cafe, working or having a cup more info here
Sensory Atelier Thur | 16H15 – 17H00 from 6 Months til 4 years more info here
Baby Yoga Thur | 16H15 – 17H00 from 2 Months til 2 years in different age groups more info here
Dança Oriental Intuitiva
Body Development
Aula Hatha Yoga
Aulas de Yoga para Grávidas

•Baobà Livraria


Quando Uirapuru cantar…
c/ Luiza Reis
New storytelling season is starting at Baobà Bookshop, a very nice and chilled space for kids and their parents with a wide offer of portuguese and international child book in different languages.
Everybody is welcome | 3€ (1 criança + 1 adulto) |
Must reserve your spot at :

Campo de Ourique      1 SET | SÁB | 11H00     more info here

Concerts and Festivals

•Lisboa na Rua

A cultural Festival that will take place in the streets of Lisbon, with music, theater,  movies, dance and much more. The festival will last for a month and will enlight the street of Lisbon

Around Lisbon     23 AUG-30 SEPT     more info here          Time out best 25 selection

My personal selection

•• Dançar na Rua

Pala do Pavilhão de Portugal
Salsa or merengue? Follow steps from Diana Castanhas e Angel Rojas.

2 SEPT | SUN | 18H     MOre info here

• Lisboa Mágica

A magicians festival that will take place in different areas of Lisbon and at different times.

28 AUG | 2 SEPT      more info here

•• Chapeus na rua (coming soon)

A buskers festival that will take place in different areas of Lisbon and in different times

10 SEPT | 15 SEPT     more info here

•• Antiprincesas  (coming soon)

The evocation of important women role model such Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector or  Bolivian military of Indios origin Juana Azurduy.
Quinta das Conchas or Parque José Gomes Ferreira


••Música no Cinema (coming soon)

The music is back in the Vale do Silêncio. The Coro and  Orquestra Gulbenkian is going to perform soundtracks of famous movies such as 2001 Odisseia no EspaçoO Clube dos Poetas Mortos ou West Side Story.

PARK VALE DOS SILENCIO     8 SEP | SAT | 21H30     more info here

•Brunch Electronik

Brunch Electronik – In The Park is back from July 29 to September 16, at Lagoa Branca in Tapada da Ajuda.
Kids from 3 years old are allowed inside the festival and there is a special area dedicated to them

AJuda     2 SEP | SUN | 14H to 22H     more info here

•OutJazz Festival

This OutJazz festival takes place in different gardens of Lisbon: after Belem, Parque Eduardo VII and Jardim da Estrela, for the month of September is taking place at Jardim do Campo Grande
Chill live music and DJ set.

CAMPO GRANDE    2 SEPT | SUN | 17H and 22H     more info here

Lisb On – Jardim Sonoro

A sound garden open from 2 pm to 12 am in a special corner of Parque Eduardo VII. An experience to awaken the senses. A combination of heritage and music, tourism and culture, leisure and pleasure in one single concept, a day party in a garden we consider our own. Special toilets with baby changing facilities available. No age restriction

PArque Eduardo VII    31 AGO – 2 SEP | 14H00-00H00     more info here

Markets and Fairs

•Mercado Design and Craft

Monthly artisanal and design market held at the lovely Jardim da Estrela: the stalls are mostly local and all handmade brands that includes reversible clothes, home decor and macrame, illustrations, baby toy and clothes, leather shoes and bags, bicycle bags, quilting pieces, succulents and knitted succulent and much more. This weekend is the 12° year celebration of the market.

JArdim da Estrela I    1 SEP – 2 SEP | 10H00-19H00     more info here

•Fiartil – Feira de Artesanato do Estoril

55° edition of the fair
Tickets: Daily 1 € – Season Ticket 20 €
Estoril- on the right side of the Casino

ESTORIL      6-9 JUL-SEPT | 18.00H – 24.00H      more info here


Veggie market at LX Factory held together with the usual clothes and a accessory market

ALCANTARA       2 SEP | SUN | 11.30H and 16H     more info here

Open Air Movies

•NOS cinema ao ar livre @ Eleven

This week screening Flashdance. Coming movies: Bridget Jones’s Baby, It, Baywatch.

Marques Pombal      29 AUG | THU | 19H30 Cocktail 21H00 Film     MORE INFO HERE

•Topo Chiado Cinesociety

Outdoor screening of some of the best movie of all time with an amazing view over Lisbon: from Breakfast with Tiffany to  Call me by your name from Luca Guadagnino (IT), the latest Lady Bird or THE DARJEELING LIMITED. The same event with different movies is happening also in Cascais.

CHIADO or cascais   21H00     more info on date and TIMe here

•Cinema nas Ruínas: Sessões de cinema ao ar livre

Summer special open air cinema at Convento do Carmo amongst which UMA MULHER FANTÁSTICA, Sebastián Lelio (ES),  THE DEATH OF STALIN Armando Iannucci (US), PICCOLO CINEMA PARADISO Giuseppe Tornatore (ITA).
Tickets available at

Chiado     20 AUG -1 SEPT | SAT | 21H      more info here


Workshop for adults

•Rooftop Yoga Brunch

A Yoga class to connect body, mind, and breath followed by a healthy brunch at the beautiful Rooftop terrace of This is Lisbon Hostel. Enjoy the stunning view of Lisbon whilst practicing Yoga, meet like-minded people and recharge your batteries with a yummy brunch. All levels welcome. Brunch is vegetarian/vegan.

baixa 2 SEP | SAT | 10H00 -12H00      more info here

•Retrosaria workshops

••Camisola sem costuras – Masterclass

Advance knitting class  with Rosa Pomar in two sessions:
First part: 1 September 2018 (10.00h – 16.00h)
Second part: 15 Setember 2018 (10.00h – 16.00h)
How to knit a custom sweather  from top to down and without sewing. Each participant design his own sweather.

Bairro alto  1 SEP | SAT | 10H00 -16H00      more info here

•FICA-Oficina creativa

•• Intensive monthly workshop

Workshop are about Serigraphy, Risograph, Wooden work and more
All material included, different prices, Booking is mandatory, better in advance

activities calendar here


one time workshop to get an brief introduction to some activities you can than do montlhy at the atelier.

Alcantara      11-15 SEpt |       More info here


Timeout Academia

  • Taste of Portugal: Pastéis de Nata

Discover the story of the most typical sweet of Portugal: learn how to get the amazing crusty pastry or the delicious burned top. Duration 2h00 – Price €25
Includes workshop and tasting

Cais sodre      1 sep – 30 SEP | EACH SAT | 11H00 -13H00      more info and tickets here
  • Taste of Portugal: Pastéis de Bacalhau

Pasteis de Bacalhau it’s a classic in the traditional portuguese kitchen. Learn history and cooking skills to cook the perfect pasteis
Duration: 2H –   Price 25€
Includes workshop and tasting

Cais sodre    25 AUG | SAT | 16H00 -18H00     more info and tickets here


Events Coming in September

•Atelier for babies at Fundaçao Oriente

•Zukuri workshops

•Holy Festival Kids

•Portugal Spirit Festival Cascais