THREE DOABLE DAY TRIPS

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1 15 MIN: MON­SANTO

Often called “Lis­bon’s lung”, this for­est park is sur­pris­ingly close to the city cen­tre and makes for an easy way to get some out­door time in. There are trails, sev­eral play­grounds, an in­door-out­door ad­ven­ture park, and a cool café.

2 30 MIN: CAS­CAIS AND SUR­ROUNDS

Mix a city break with a taste of the sea­side by hit­ting up the pretty re­sort town of Cas­cais. You’ll find kid-friendly surf schools, beach­side eater­ies, parks and more.

3 45 MIN: SINTRA

If you’re in Lis­bon for more than 48 hours, it’s worth go­ing to Sintra. Kids will love the colour­ful Pena Palace and the war­ren of un­der­ground caves at Quinta da Re­galeira. A train from cen­tral Lis­bon will cost less than €4 re­turn.

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