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15 Things to Do in Malta with Kids

Malta Family Travel Guide 2017


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There is so much to do in Malta with kids! Malta is full of new and exciting archaeological sites and interesting castles and other adventures for kids! Malta is also home to world renowned beaches and waterparks!

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Top 10 Things to do in Malta with Kids

  • Malta National Aquarium - Malta's latest sightseeing spot is the Aquarium! One of the best things to do in Malta with kids, this place has loads of marine life to explore including sharks, starfish, sea horses and turtles. Stop by the cafe afterwards and enjoy the spectacular views of St Paul’s Islands. 
  • Playmobil Factory and Fun Park - Join the factory tour and see how your favorite toys are made, then head to the playpark for fun! There is a kid-friendly cafe and a relaxed atmosphere! Note that kids under 5 can't go inside the factory part only the play area. Read more here.
  • Horse Riding -If you are looking for an athletic activity that your kids with love, how about a horse riding adventure!  With the exhilarating views this makes for a great afternoon out!
  •  Splash ‘n’ Fun -This water park is simply amazing! Even for those who have the luxury of a pool at home, you'll still find that Splash ‘n’ Fun is one of the best water parks that you have ever visited. This a really fun thing to do in Malta with kids!
  • Popeye Village -This is the set of the old Robin Williams film. With an abundance of activities including puppet shows, bouncy castles, fun fairs, and swimming pools, both old and young ones are able to bask in the fun. With spectacular views, tree houses and more, its a fun things to do in Malta with kids!
  • Bird Park Malta -This fun birdpark is the perfect family day out in Malta.  With over 200 species of birds, animals and reptiles. From parrots to falmingos, this is a wonderful spot for things to do in Malta with kids. Don't forget to grab a drink at the cafe!
  • Museums -With its deep historical roots, Malta is full of historically rich museums. Indulge in a historical adventure with your kids and learn about the cool history of this tiny island

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More Stuff to do in Malta with Kids

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  •  Go on a Coastal Drive -  Malta is located  on the Mediterranean Sea, so you can take your car and your family on a scenic drive right near the crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Stop and have a picnic on the way or to stroll along the water! 


  • Rocky and Sandy Beaches -With crystal clear blue waters to swim in and sand and rocky beaches to choose from, spending the day at the beach is always a treat when you are on holiday. Enjoy exploring the different beaches on the various islands.  Qala tad-Dwejra -Perfect for both the whole family, the sandy beaches of Qala tad-Dwejra provide the opportunity to indulge in the fun and sun while seeing breathtaking views. Melliha is a particularly nice and sheltered beach to swim at. Beware of jelly fish in Malta's waters! Our favorite is the Blue Lagoon!


  • Go Karting -Stop by Badger Karting in Ta' Qali for a few hours of go karting. There is a minimum height requirement of 140cm for this kid-friendly attraction.


  • Monuments -There are monuments in Malta that have proven to be older than the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge. Enjoy spotting the statues and other monuments all over the island. Explore one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites 
  •  City of Valletta
  • Megalithic Temples
  • Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (must be over 6 to visit)


  • Malta 5D- This amazing 5D  theatre experience is not to be missed in Malta.With seats that move, air and rain, smell and other features it is quite the adventure! The show transports you through the events of Malta’s exciting history. 
  •  Medieval Palaces and Cathedrals -For your mini princesses and knights, having the ability to delve into a medieval palace will be loads of fun!

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