Free things to do with kids on Madeira Island

Free things to do with kids on Madeira Island

Going on holiday can be expensive enough without adding in the cost of kids’ ‘attractions’ so we’ve compiled a list of things to do on Madeira which are either free or very cheap.

Nothing on this list costs more than about €10.

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hiking

Free
Sao Lourenco. A medium difficulty walk of around 9km but can be made shorter. FREE

 

Free
Pico Aeerio to Pico Ruivo. A challenging walk of 15km which could finish at Achada do Teixera making it considerably easier. FREE
Free
Achada do teixera is a simple walk of 5.5km return. FREE

  

Beaches

Free
Prainhas beach; a small cove with black sand and pebbles. FREE

 

Free
Seixal; A shallow but sandy cove with a swimming complex close by.

History

Free
A trip to Blandy’s wine lodge to learn how wine is made. €4 for adults, free for kids.
Free
Faial forte gives exceptional views over the Atlantic. FREE
Free
Farol lighthouse is a short visit of 15 minutes near Sao Jorge ruins. FREE

 

Free
Funchal’s old town is bright and lively. See how many painted doors you can spot! FREE
Free
At the Sao Jorge ruins there’s a beach, a natural pool, the ruins and even a few hikes. FREE
Free
Learn all about water wheels. DONATION

gardens

Free
The botanical gardens are not as good as the tropical palace gardens but they’re cheap and kids can still have fun. €10 per family

 

 

 

 

 

Free
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens is an exceptional space for kids to explore. Kids are free but adults pay.
free
Explore the park and forest at Queimadas. FREE

coastline

Free
Porto Moniz natural pools. FREE

villages

free
Spend an afternoon in Machico exploring the town and beach. FREE
Free
Camara do Lobos is a small fishing village with bright boats and a short cliff walk. FREE
free
Explore the village of Santana and its Palheiros houses. FREE

skywalk

free
Cabo Girao is Europe’s highest cliff face skywalk. Get there early though to avoid the masses. FREE

Cable cars

Free
The cable car at Santana isn’t free but it’s very cheap. You can explore the beach below and even hike back up. €5

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