Adventure Holiday Camps Portugal
Tailor-made activity camps for kids – Perfect for youth groups, guardianships and school trips in Portugal!
Our adventure holidays for youth groups in Portugal are an amazing opportunity for the kids to enjoy outdoor activities & watersports, explore a new destination & culture and to get to know each other. Not only is the weather in Portugal really great for an all year round destination in Europe, it also has a spectacular coastline from north to south and all the way to the islands, including Madeira.
Big Blue offers private kids camps & activity holidays for guardianships, schools and other youth groups throughout the country. Each camp is tailor-made to your group’s needs and preferences, so you can decide what activities your kids group will enjoy the most. Choose to combine city exploring with watersports in our most popular destination Lisbon, opt for something more rural and beachy in West Algarve or go for sub-tropical and adventure in Madeira.
Big Blue Adventures works with child-friendly accommodation options, like private villas, apartments, hotels and hostels. We offer a wide variety of outdoor activities such as surfing, coasteering and canyoning but also things like rock-climbing, Jeep tours and hiking. Our team will be there from the first moment of contact, all the way to the delivery of the school trip or holiday camp in Portugal. We can also add in extras such as meals, airport transfers and onsite games. Whether it’s a multi-night camp, day trip or the activity only, we’ve got you covered. When you’re ready just hit the ‘quote’ button, call or email us direct.
* Please note our kids camps are suitable for age 8 – 18 years old.
We only accept private group bookings, no individual sign-ups.
Lisbon & Cascais
Variety Of Watersports
City & Nature Exploring
Can’t choose between culture and nature for your kids camp? The good news is that you don’t have to! The Lisbon area offers the best of both worlds. From the mountains & palaces of Sintra to the pretty coastal town of Cascais, and from sightseeing in Lisbon to the stunning beaches of the Arrabida Natural Park. This part of Portugal is perfect for youth groups wanting an active getaway with fun outdoor adventures such as coasteering, climbing and surfing, whilst combining that with the cultural highlights of Lisbon, such as a Tuk Tuk tour around the city, visiting museums and a traditional bakery where the kids can try the famous Pastel de Nata! (Portuguese custard tarts). Big Blue also offers high quality accommodation options within the city and surrounding natural areas, to suit all types of kids groups, such as hotels, private villas/apartments and modern hostels.
Outdoor activities Lisbon area:
- Coasteering (with zipline, abseil and rib-boat ride)
- Jeep Tours
- Tuk Tuk Tours
- Dolphin Watching
- Outdoor Education, learning about marine life and the natural world
- Beach Yoga / Meditation
- Guided tours; historic architecture and green mountains of Sintra, a visit to the Benfica Football Stadium, listening to authentic Fado music, and much more
Range Of Outdoor Activities
Unique Marine Life
Madeira is an up and coming destination for adventure travel in Europe and it has been voted the best island in the world, several years in a row! The Portuguese island has a sub-tropical climate which makes it a great all year round destination. It offers a vast array of marine life including dolphins and whales, which is why Madeira is one of the world’s leading destinations for whale watching. Be blown away by the beauty of tropical plants and flowers, rugged coastlines and green mountains. It’s an epic place to visit with a youth group, as there is so much to do and see and the island is small enough to cover a lot of ground within a short period of time. Stay at one of our quality group accommodation options in the picturesque capital of Funchal, nestled in between the mountains and the sea, or opt for a more rural stay on the north coast. Canyoning and hiking in Madeira are world-class outdoor activities and cannot be missed! And for football lovers a visit to the Cristiano Ronaldo museum is a must. There are so many activities for young adventurers to enjoy, including sailing & snorkelling, mountain-biking and surfing. It’s a very friendly and safe destination, with an interesting culture and outdoor lifestyle. Madeira ticks all the boxes for a fun active kids-camp in Portugal.
Outdoor activities Madeira:
- Whale Watching
- Hiking (explore the mountains, Levadas or the coast)
- Jeep Tours
- Walking Tour of Funchal
- Visit Cristiano Ronaldo Museum
- Outdoor Education, learning about marine life and the natural world
- Yoga / Meditation
Rural Or Coastal Stay
Over 300 Sunny Days
The Algarve has been a popular tourist hub for a long time, but did you know it’s also an amazing destination for outdoor activities? The Algarve in Portugal is a great choice for your kids-camp or school trip, it’s easy to travel to with regular flights to Faro all year round, it offers a good variety of water sports such as surfing (why not create your own private kids surf-camp?!), coasteering and paddleboarding, it comes with reliable sunny weather and the beaches are incredible! We offer fun active trips on the west coast near Aljezur, Lagos & Sagres, away from over-touristy areas such as Albufeira. This part of the Portuguese coastline offers a rural getaway with quality outdoor activities and nice group accommodation options such as private villas, boutique hotels and modern hostels. We love taking youth groups on an exploration of the rugged coastline, historic villages and of course, an adventure! If you’re looking for a fun, beachy getaway in the Portuguese sun, then West Algarve could be the one for you.
Outdoor activities West Algarve:
- Hiking / Exploring
- Beach Yoga
- Guided Tours
Hosted Holiday Camps
With any of our Big Blue Adventures we always aim for a personal customer service (Travel & Hospitality Award winners for ‘excellence in customer service’). We are there to take the stress off your hands and to coordinate the whole camp in Portugal. Working closely with the rest of your team is important to us and we want to make sure you get to enjoy the kids camp too!
Pics & Highlights Video
A really great way for the kids to show their parents what the camp was like, is with our highlights videos and pictures. You don’t need to worry about taking that perfect group picture as we’ll be bringing our GoPro cameras and shoot as much footage as we can. We’ll even bring the cameras during the outdoor activities to get lots of action shots in there and create a personal highlights video showing all the adventures.
If you need airport transfer or transport from your accommodation to our activities then we can arrange that for you, in fact it is usually expected on our adventure holiday camps in Portugal. We have mini-busses available for groups of all sizes. We also love to take the kids exploring around the local area, so our mini-busses come in handy!
Meals & Drinks
You can choose between self-catering, bed & breakfast, half board or all-inclusive for your active holiday camp. We can also include things like packed-lunches, BBQ nights and a local Portuguese dining experience. Often there will be professional caterers on site to provide the meals.
Holiday Camp Extras
There are lots of extras we can add to your kids camp in Portugal, including (outdoor) cinema nights, award nights, outdoor games such as slack-line, football, beach-volleyball, quiz nights and board-games. If you have any ideas, or would like more info on the extras we can provide, feel free to ask us on the Quote page.
Why Adventure With Us…
Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your kids camp.
While it’s all about having fun in the outdoors, an adventure camp can offer even more. The kids can learn new life skills and build confidence through add-ons like orienteering, beach cleans or bushcraft.
The best way to remember your holiday camp? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.
Add to that that Dan and Heleen are both fantastic, happy to help in any way they can and always super friendly. The local tour guides that helped on our jeep tour and some other activities were also fantastic and made the whole experience something truly amazing.read more
Popular Kids Activity Days Portugal
Why We Love This…
“Portugal is such an amazing place for youth camps or school trips. From the weather, culture and amazing beaches to the epic activities – it all oozes world-class! Plus Portugal is a pretty safe country with friendly locals that adds to the experience. My big love on these trips is seeing young people grow through adventure, seeing them support each other on a surfing or coasteering activity with big smiles & high fives all round!”
Founder & Co-Owner