From observing rehabilitated owls and turtles being reunited with their native habitat to a glamorous new restaurant and cinema nights under the stars, head to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve this summer to experience activities designed to offer something for everyone
Portugal’s Quinta do Lago is welcoming back UK guests this summer with a selection of brand new experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Whether a kid, teenager or parent, there are activities available to make sure everyone has an exciting and memorable holiday experience.
The UK and Portugal are both welcoming fully vaccinated parents and their children without any quarantine period, meaning as happier, healthier, and more hassle-free holiday abroad.
Nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, Quinta do Lago is a unique Mediterranean resort that allows guests to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round. For a dreamy accommodation option, enjoy special summer offers at stylish stay The Magnolia Hotel.
A pocket of Palm Springs on the edge of the beautifully manicured Quinta Do Lago, The Magnolia Hotel blends colourful prints with modern style and luxury amenities to create a property with a playful edge. Located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, travelling to Quinta do Lago is easy with fantastic connections to most airports in the UK and Ireland.
1 Return to the Outdoors in a Portuguese Paradise
In line with its sustainability strategy, Quinta do Lago is keen to share with guests the joys of outdoor living and appreciation for the local offerings to help families are able to enjoy a more purposeful, sustainable, and fulfilling holiday.
Release to the Wild, taking place on 12th August, partners with the RIAS Wildlife Research and Recovery Centre. Guests will be able to watch the breath-taking moment of rehabilitated owls and turtles being reunited with their native habitat and once again returning to nature.
Those looking to appreciate the beauty of the nearby natural park Ria Formosa, may opt for more water-based experiences, such as clam picking and the ‘My First Catch’ fishing experience. Clam picking will teach the family about the Algarve’s rich biodiversity, where they will then learn traditional methods of picking clams and razor clams, and perhaps enjoy an oyster tasting experience at an oyster bank afterwards. ‘My First Catch’ is a unique bonding experience, as parents are able to see the excitement on their child’s face as they pull their very first fish out of the water.
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2 Cinema Under the Stars
Movies in the Park is a relaxed evening available for all guests to relax and unwind. Taking place on the Campus pitch, attendees young and old will find themselves entertained watching new 2021 movies, such as Space Jam: A New Legacy (11th August). Families can opt to hire a golf buggy for two for €50/£43, including drinks and popcorn to nibble on through the film, or book a green space for four on the pitch for €70/£60, with two picnic blankets to lounge on.
Across all of August, families can also opt to attend a refreshing Dive In Movie at The Magnolia Hotel pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where classic films will be projected on a big screen accompanied by cosy movie snacks.
On Fridays, the outside terrace is transformed into a live music venue featuring a local band with the live music continuing long into the week with live jazz at UMAMI and the legendary live music days at The Shack. Parents can enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail while kids try out some new dance moves. The much-loved Bovino Brunch will also be running every Sunday until the 22nd of August, delivering the ultimate freshly cooked feast and funky sounds from local bands.
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3 Triathlon for Kids
Ideal for something sporty and created with young people in mind, The Campus’ Triathlon for Kids is the ultimate way to offer a new and exciting sports activity whilst on holiday. By incorporating swimming, cycling, and running into the programme, kids and teenagers will get to utilise all the facilities The Campus has to offer while making new friends, burning off some steam and enjoying the nearby sea breeze.
The Triathlon for Kids. For 8-16 year old is running every Monday and Thursday from 5pm-7pm until 31st August. The training programme is €45 / £38 per month and includes two sessions per week, two hours per session.
For bookings or more information please visit: www.quintadolago.com/en/events/triathlon-kids/.
4 Lauren Jamieson’s Dance Academy
Led by professional dancer Lauren Jamieson, who has appeared on television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and the Bit Awards, Dance Camp will teach each little star a variety of dance styles, routines and tricks, and use their creativity to develop their own dances. Additionally, kids in attendance will learn mindfulness exercises and breathing techniques to help regulate the body and reduce stress.
The Dance Camp for 8–16 year olds are taking place from 9th to 13th August and 16th to 20th August 2pm – 4pm. The 5 day course is €225/£193 per child or €57/£50 per day and includes a personalised t-shirt.
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5 UMAMI: Brand New Restaurant Opening
Some families run, some families fish, and other families eat. Quinta do Lago’s newly opened restaurant UMAMI, is ideal for foodie families and adventurous eaters looking to try something new while on their long-awaited holiday. The menu has been carefully crafted by Head Chef Diogo Martins to feature his twist on authentic Asian cuisine.
Foodies will appreciate sampling dishes prepared on the restaurant’s ‘Robata’ grill, as well as a selection of high-end tapas, sushi, and sashimi – much of which has been prepared with locally caught seafood and product from the resort’s very own Q Farm.
Restaurant reservations can be made at https://www.quintadolago.com/en/restaurants/umami/. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 304 502 129
Exclusive Deals & Offers to Enjoy This Summer
The Magnolia Hotel is currently offering a special summer offer of three nights for the price of 2. 3 nights and pay for 2 offer. For more information, please visit: https://www.themagnoliahotelqdl.com/special-offers/summer-special-3-for-2.
Quinta do Lago also boasts an impressive collection of villa rentals, all available to book through Clube da Quinta. For more information, please visit: https://www.quintadolago.com/en/properties/rental/.
The Magnolia Hotel (themagnoliahotelqdl.com ; +351 289 005 300) offers a Standard Double Room from €120/£105. The Family Cottages are available from €216/£188 per night on a B&B basis.
All events taking place across Quinta do Lago resort this summer are subject to change due to demand and depending on the government’s rules and regulations.