It can be hard to find a holiday destination that is great for the entire family. Malta can make a wonderful family-friendly destination with a little bit of planning. Here are some tips for a great family vacation in Malta:
1. Days at the beach
The best place to be with the kids is definitely on a sandy beach. It’s a safe place for the kids to play and a great place for you to relax, especially if you can take turns watching the kids. Make sure you pick a beach like Ghajn Tuffieha that is easy to access on foot, provide snack bars and also public toilets and showers. You will find everything you need here and you can spend the day relaxing with your kids. You can also find a lot of things to do if you want a more exciting time. You can rent a jet ski, snorkel or rent a canoe. If you’re more adventurous, you can also go parakiting, scuba diving or water skiing.
2. Historical Walks & a Gondola
The kids may not enjoy museums, but the great thing about Malta is that history is everywhere! A visit to the town of Birgu will make you feel like you’re walking in a living museum. The kids will enjoy a leisurely walk, beautiful views of the harbour and why not an ice cream? You can also make a stop at the local playground or walk alongside the waterfront to see the amazing yachts and boats.
If the kids get restless, fear not. You can rent a gondola and see the harbour from a boat. The kids will enjoy the boat trip and, especially in summer, it’s a great way to cool down. Just don’t forget your sun block!
3. Science Centre in Kalkara
If you want your kids to get really excited, head over to the Science Centre in Kalkara. The beautiful historical building houses 200 interactive hands-on exhibits about various scientific topics. It is ideal for children of all ages, as the centre also houses Malta’s only Planetarium, an outdoor adventure playground and an activity centre that hosts workshops.
4. The Aquarium
If you’re heading to the north of Malta, a trip to the Aquarium is a must. Wide eyed and open-mouthed kids all around, this is a place the kids just shouldn’t miss out on. It’s small by international standards, but the fish variety and proximity to the animals is just so exciting for the little ones. Even if you’re not the type who goes diving, this is your opportunity to learn about the underwater marvels of the Mediterranean.
5. Luna Parks in the evening
If you’ve brought the kids, there are few things more exciting than going to a festa or visiting the Luna Parks in the evening. If you’re planning to come in the summer you can definitely catch a local feast or track down the nearest travelling fun fare.
You can usually find some rides in places like Bugibba and Bahar-ic-Caghaq too. These operate for a few months a year and only close in the colder months.
If you’re travelling with kids, you should definitely get yourself a GoTo car. It will reduce your waiting time (and save you a lot of drama and tantrums) to get from point A to B, because you can book your GoTo car 15 minutes in advance and just grab a car from our fleet, straight off of the street. You can also be sure to get all your beach stuff and changing bags to your destination without too much trouble.
GoTo cars are very easy to drive and can be picked up from the street. All you need to do is register before you arrive and you’re good to go.