Saturday 28th October
PICNIC BRUNCH: Nothing like a lazy Saturday morning in bed followed by a delicious brunch to start your day on a high note. Get your food basket and blanket at Hotel da Estrela and for €19 you can have a nice picnic in the hotel grounds. If you prefer, you can instead have the brunch inside the hotel. It starts at 12.30pm ends at 3.00pm, children from 4 to 11 years old pay half and up to 3 go free. Free parking. More information here.
AUTUMN MARKET: If you live in the Cascais area, the Autumn market is also a great way to spend your morning. There will be loads of food to try, roasted chestnuts, dried fruits, compotes, different types of cheese and charcuterie, liqueurs and jeropiga, a Portuguese wine made with brandy and grapes. At the market, you’ll also find lots of food stalls including roasted pork with chestnuts. Entertainment wise, there will be music and traditional folk dancers performing. Entrance is free. More info here.
FREE TOUR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE: If you’re not afraid of heights, take this free tour to the Farol Museu de Santa Marta. This is a free activity. To book you just have to contact the city hall. The tour starts at 10am.
DRAW YOUR OWN CARTOON: Learn how to draw a cartoon from scratch at the Fundação Portuguesa das Telecomunicações. This is a very practical workshop where you’ll learn the tricks of the trade as you draw. It starts at 10am and ends at 6pm, costs €30 per person. All the information you need is here.
SURVIVAL COURSE IN MONSANTO: Awaken your survival skills with this course in the wilderness. You’ll learn all about what plants to eat and which to avoid or learn how to build a shelter for you and your group. The survival course is open to adults and children. It costs €10 euros and includes covers a wilderness guide, cookies, tea and insurance. Children from 7 to 12 pay €5. Starts 1.30pm and has around 3h30m duration. Tickets here.
SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN: You don’t need a lot of strength to stop an aggressor from attacking you. Learn how to prevent potentially dangerous situations with this very practical self-defence course. The course takes 2h30, it’s for women only and it costs 20 euros. Link about the event here. Tickets here.
PIZZA RODIZIO: From 1.3o to 3pm and again from 7pm to 10.30pm you can taste all the artisanal pizzas you want for only €9.99. Enjoy it here.
BRUNCHER THINGS: Take your best scary costume out of the wardrobe and get ready for Brunch Electronik’s take on Halloween. The party starts at 10pm and ends at 4am and because clocks go back on Sunday, you’ll get an extra party hour. The entrance fee is €22. Get your ticket here.
Sunday 29th October
BAT HUNTING:Puzzle Room’s team is taking you and your children on an adventure through the streets of Lisbon. They’re releasing 7 bats and your mission will be to find those cheeky things before anyone else. Each bat will have a prize attached. Clues will be given on their Facebook Page and will be written in Portuguese and English. The game starts at 10am. The event is free. Visit their page for more info.
FREE YOGA IN THE PARK: Wear comfortable clothes, take a yoga mat or, if you don’t have it, a blanket or towel will do. Get ready to expire all the negativity and inspire freedom. The open-air class will be open to everyone regardless of their fitness level. Free admission. Info and location of the event here.
FAMILY MARKET: In England, you have Gumtree, in America you have Craigslist and in Portugal you have OLX. This Sunday, Portugal’s biggest online shop will be selling is running another live edition, this time focused on children and baby. The fair is taking place in Avenida da Liberdade. And, from 10am to 6pm, you’ll be able to buy everything from children’s clothing to furniture. Throughout the day the Red Cross will be there collecting bedsheets, clothing and toiletries for the victims of the fires. Event page here.
WATCH THE THING: This weekend Cinepop brings you yet another classic movie, this time and because it’s Halloween, they will be showing a horror movie. Revisit The Thing from John Carpenter, the session starts at 4pm. Tickets are only sold at the box office. Location here.