5 Kid Friendly Things to do in Sao Paulo


This zoo is very large and has a quite impressive amount of species on exhibit, over 3,000 in fact. Most of the animals in the enclosures are in representations of their native habitats. With lunch and picnic areas, and a petting zoo for smaller children, this makes a perfect place to spend the day with the kids.

Parque do Ibirapuera

This is a great space to take the kids. It has over two million square meters of park to run and play in, and is considered Sao Paulo’s version of New York’s Central Park. There are paths to wander down by the lagoon, bikes to rent, and even an outdoor concert every Sunday that is free to enjoy.


Vila Capivari

This is Sao Paulo’s version of an Apline Village and is also known as ‘Brazilian Switzerland’. It’s elevated 1,700 km in the Mantiquiera mountains, and is a blast for the whole family. There are shops, restaurants, venues, classical music performances, fine chocolates for purchase, and even a Teleferico rid up the Morro do Elefante. It’s recommended you at least spend a full day here, and there are plenty of hotels in the town for convenient accommodation.

Vale do Anhangabaú

This park has it all – gardens, fountains, sculptures, and lots of events. Plus, seeing the city rise high above you while strolling through the park is like nothing else. Increased police presence has been made a priority at this park recently, so it’s a relatively safe place for the whole family to visit.

Museu Tam

This aviation museum is chock full of neat stuff to see and do, plus it’s the largest aviation museum in the entire world! Over 90 air-crafts are on display, and there’s even flight simulators and areas just for children.