We all know how easy it is for kids to get bored sometimes, but with a little planning and preparation, we guarantee that your kids will have the time of their life during your Malta vacations.
Some activities you immediately know that your kids are going to love, like a day at one of the fantastic Malta beaches for example.
A lot of beaches have canoes, dinghies, snorkeling gear, etc for hire and depending on how comfortable your kids are with water, these activities are usually a blast for most kids.
If you do some planning, Malta is a destination that all the family can enjoy.
Families with little kids know first hand how quickly their children can get bored.
But it doesn't have to be that way!
So if you’re planning on holidaying in Malta and you want your kids to experience the beauty of the Maltese islands, read on.
On this page, we give you ideas and list some of the most favourite fun things that you can do with kids, while on your Malta vacations.
The list below is definitely not exhaustive. If you'd like to keep up-to-date with all the latest family friendly events and festivals, check out our Whats On sections.
Splash & Fun Park at Bahar ic-Caghaq
This is very popular with families with kids and most kids can’t seem to ever get enough of it. There’s water-slides, playgrounds, sun lounges, restaurant, etc and should be a fun day for the whole family. The complex also has the largest wave pool in Europe.
For more info, visit their website at www.splashandfun.com.mt
Mediterraneo Marine Park at Bahar ic-Caghaq
Adjacent to the Splash & Fun Park is the Mediterraneo Marine Park where they have dolphin, sea-lions shows, etc. You can get a combined ticket to go to both parks. You can also swim with dolphins here (under supervision). Minimum age for a dolphin swim is 8 years old.
For more info, log on to their website at www.mediterraneo.com.mt
Sweethaven (also known as Popeye Village) at Anchor Bay
This is a family targeted attraction, with animation shows, puppets, small fun park and play pool.
It was originally the set for the musical Popeye, starring Robin Williams.
Adults may find this place a bit too cheesy but usually kids enjoy it.
Have a look at their website at www.popeyemalta.com and then decide whether your kids will enjoy it here.
Malta Experience at Valletta
This is an audiovisual show (45 minutes long) that kids usually enjoy. It’s actually recommended that you start out your holiday with this show, because it serves as a good introduction to Malta. This show has had very good reviews from adults and kids alike.
For more info on the Malta Experience, log on to their website at www.themaltaexperience.com
Mdina Dungeons at Mdina
The dungeons re-create various acts of torture that occurred in Malta over the ages. Strangely enough, a lot of kids usually enjoy their visit to the Mdina Dungeons. This is not however the ideal museum if your kids are too easily frightened.
More info on their website www.dungeonsmalta.com
Blue Grotto Boat Trip at Wied iz-Zurrieq
The trips (15 minutes long) go to the seven caves and the colour of the sea within the caves is breathtaking to say the least. This is a very popular site so the constant boat-traffic ruins the atmosphere a bit. To get to the location where the boat trips are, take Bus #38 or #138 from Valletta. Trips are done daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm and cost Euro 7.00.
Boat trips from Sliema
At the Ferries in Sliema, where most of the cruises depart from, you can find many operators that offer two hour cruises (or longer) to Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.
These safaris explore the more remote parts of Malta and Gozo and are something that most kids enjoy.
Hands-on farming experience in Gozo
Ager Foundation does guided one-day hands-on farming or fishing trips in Gozo. The farming trips can be both fun and educational for kids.
For more info, visit their website: www.agerfoundation.com
Horse-riding at Golden Bay
Golden Bay Horse Riding offer one or two hour rides on fields overlooking the beaches. Rides start from 8.00am till 8.0pm (Telephone No: 2157 3360). Booking in advance is preferred.
Day trip to Gozo
Gozo is such a beautiful island that it would be a pity if you left Malta without visiting. The ferry boat ride in itself is an “adventure” to most kids. Gozo island has a distinct character and is much quieter than Malta. It has many charming attractions, not to mention some fantastic beaches. A definite must see during your Malta vacations!
More info on Gozo island here.
Day trip to Comino island
This is a very popular trip. The Blue Lagoon is simply magical and the island offers an enjoyable day for all.
Click here for more info on
the Blue Lagoon and Comino.
As can be seen from the above list, there is a lot of stuff that you can do with your kids in Malta.
So just a little bit of thought and preparation can make your Malta vacations an unforgettable experience for both you and your kids.
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