Go to the Zoo
A trip to the zoo is always a good day out for children, and the Sao Paulo Zoo is no exception. Set in a huge area of Atlantic forest, it is the largest zoo in Latin America and is home to over 3,200 animals. There are plenty of local species on show, such as howler monkeys and armadillos, but there are also lots of rare animals from elsewhere in Brazil and overseas, such as orangutans, rhinoceroses, Malaysian gharial crocodiles, and beautiful indigo macaws. The park also offers a safari, with visitors allowed to use their own vehicles or go along in one of the zoo’s own minivans.
The zoo is located to the south of the city, so you’ll need to take the car, or alternatively, there is a shuttle bus service from the Jabaquara subway station. There are plenty of places to eat within the park. If it’s a sunny day, don’t forget your sunscreen. Tickets are priced R$49.50 (£12) for adults and R$17.50 (£4) for kids, and children under 6 go free.