Malta With Kids: Top Things to Do
Malta combines many key features that attract families from all over the world year after year, who travel to Malta to enjoy a relaxing and pleasant family vacation that’s also fun and entertaining for every family member. Malta has the perfect combination of great weather, incredible beaches, history, culture, outdoor activities and incredible food. Island hopping to Gozo and Comino by ferry adds a bit of adventure to the whole thing and an opportunity to see several very distinct destinations. Here we dive into some of the island’s best things for families with small and not-so-small children.
Playmobil FunPark Malta
Looking for a safe and lively environment in which you kids can safely unwind and have fun? This theme park in Ħal Far offers children the opportunity to enter the world of one of their favourite toy collections. The fun park includes a fully-air-conditioned indoor play area with different themed zones, where toddlers can safely play with all the classic Playmobil toys in the many different areas such as City Life, Rescue, Fairy Tale, Pirates, Police, Knights, and Fairy Tale. Make your way outdoors into the adventurous outdoor pirate-themed play area where children can play out their fantasies on the pirate ship, slides, bridges, tree house and the water channel.
Esplora Interactive Science Centre
This science centre in Kalkara consists of several indoor and outdoor spaces, offering 200 exhibits encouraging thought and imagination in a fun and informative way. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and science shows at the Activity Centre, especially if you and your kids are interested in how science is used in daily life. If you’re into life in space, the Planetarium is a must.
Malta National Aquarium
Located in Qawra, in the northern part of the island of Malta, this aquarium is divided into five zones, hosting more than 175 different species, including local fish, mollusca, reptiles and insects. You will also find replicas of ancient Roman remains as well as a replica of the anchor of St Paul’s Shipwreck.
Get your tickets online at a discounted rate! They even have a restaurant to complete your visit: La Nave Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
splash and fun
Take your summer memories to the next level at the Splash and Fun water park. Forget about everything else with a great selection of cool water slides to enjoy. Ride the giant waves of the huge wave pool, the heart of the water park. When you’re done with all the wave action, make your way to the lazy river as you float away on an inflatable and enjoy the slow current. Whether you opt for half-day tickets or full-day tickets, it’s a fun time for all the family and children are sure to remember it for the rest of their lives.
Children’s imaginations are impressive, so you can only imagine what they would do in a village designed for make-believe. Develop your children’s intellectual and social skills by letting them live in the world they create, completed with costumes and props. It’s a place where they can express themselves by acting as the character they choose to be, whether it’s a firefighter, a patron at a cafeteria, or an actor in a theatre. Roleplay buildings include a supermarket, a picnic area, and a beauty salon. Who wouldn’t love the idea of playing in multiple spaces at once?
Malta is definitely a great place for a family day out. However, a long day of dragging your kids around the endless attractions is going to lead to some hungry stomachs, big and small. But where can you safely take the little ones without having to go to McDonalds yet again?Restaurants with play areas include Superkids Play Café, Luzzu Restaurant, Tramici Café and Bistro, Beano’s among others. Some restaurants that feature a kids’ menu are Browns’ Kitchen, Il Cortile Wine and Dine, and Il Bacino. Give your children a colourful dinner in a tropical ambiance with jungle characters by making your way to Rainforest Café. They even have a kids menu and provide colouring pages to keep them entertained.
There are so many other places that welcome children with open arms. Valletta Waterfront is also a safe and convenient option to get some quality time with your kids, with various characters roaming around in the weekend and public holidays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Don’t forget Popeye’s Village, Rulina Fun Park in Montekristo Estate (Luqa), as well as Ta’ Qali Petting Farm; a recreation place for the whole family where your children can interact with various farm animals. There’s also Buġibba Water Park, a great spot for kids to enjoy and cool down.
Great memories are made during the summer months, so start checking off this list today!