For the ultimate family-friendly holiday, here’s some Malta spots sure to keep the little ones as happy as the grown-ups.
BOV ADVENTURE PARK, Ta’Qali
Beside huge grassy areas where the kids can run off some excess energy, sits this adventure park featuring climbing frames, swings and water fountains. As well as a cafeteria open during summer, the area also features a picnic park for those who fancy kicking back with their own packed lunch under the sun.
BIRDPARK MALTA, Salina
For the bird-lovers, a day out at the BirdPark is essential. Featuring an educational tour of over 200 species of birds and animals, the kids will love watching the wildlife whilst the adults will appreciate the on-site cafeteria.
POPEYE VILLAGE, Mellieha
A film-set-turned-theme-park, Popeye Village offers play areas for young children, a mini outdoor fair, and live animation throughout Families may like to make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful views via a boat trip around Anchor Bay or by booking a table at one of the two onsite restaurants.
PLAYMOBIL FUN PARK, Hal Far
If your kids are into Playmobil, then a trip to the Fun Park whilst in Malta is essential. All the famous miniature figurines sold worldwide start life in the factory in Malta, so you can take a sneak peek into how they’re made before exploring the Fun Park, which features the latest Playmobil sets – ready for your little ones to play with. Full facilities include a cafeteria, a shop, and even an outside sand pit and water area, so there’s something for everyone.
MALTA NATIONAL AQUARIUM, Qawra
If you and the kids can’t get enough of Malta’s water-themed exhibits, then check out the island’s recently-built national aquarium. Inhabitants include sharks, sea turtles and sea horses, while a historic introduction to the Maltese Islands gives you the bigger picture. Kids can also make full use of the outdoor nautical themed play area, whilst the parents can enjoy the breath-taking views from coffee shops and restaurant which complete the complex.
FUNLAND, St Julian’s
Funland is a four-story building in St Julian’s that is dedicated purely to family entertainment. With endless amusement games and activities to suit everyone from the just-walking to the forever-texting, Funland promises to keep the whole family amused for hours on end. Plus, the onsite child-friendly restaurant means that grown-ups can relax and enjoy a meal, whilst the young ones are fully entertained.
MEDITERRANEO MARINE PARK, Bahar ic-Caghaq
If you’ve always wanted to see dolphins, sea lions and marine life up close, then book a day out to this marine park. Featuring not just aquatic species but also reptiles and birds, a day at Mediterraneo includes educational programmes alongside marine shows and demonstrations, so you know that the kids are learning whilst having fun.
SPLASH AND FUN WATER PARK, Bahar ic-Caghaq
Literally a splash away from Mediterraneo Marine Park is Splash and Fun, which maintains the water theme with an extensive swimming pool complex. Featuring a lazy river, wave pool and a separate baby pool, as well as full facilities and a restaurant, you don’t have to go very far, in water or on land, to have a good time as a family.
If you’re planning a holiday to Malta, book into the family-friendly Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s – it’s excellently located for enjoying all of the activities listed above, and also has brilliant facilities of its own.