Baby and Toddler Centered Activities in Malta
The islands have some stunning sandy beaches also and there are plenty of family friendly activities. There are plenty of play areas and activities for older babies and toddlers and the people are generally very kind to children.
Splash and Fun is a water park with lots of slides and pools, some of which are suitable for toddlers and babies. Kids under 3 are free. There is a daily animation program jam packed with fun and games provided by a professional animation team. You can also learn tropical dances, play volley ball, take salsa and aerobics lessons. There is a snack bar, ice-cream parlour and coffee bar in the park also.
Mediterraneo Marine Bio Park is an amusement park and zoo. It was established to help kids understand more about marine life. Kids can swim with dolphins and you can see sea lions, exotic birds, reptiles and more.
Popeye Village Fun Park is the film set for the Popeye movie and it has a water land which is open in the summer months.
Playmobil Fun Park has pirates, Knights, Indians and children can slip into the role of their favourite character and experience exciting adventures.
LWS Animal Park consists of landscaped gardens, with a touch of ‘wilderness’ to provide a natural setting in a well-kept outdoor facility. The Park is the home of an array of animals that were either donated or rescued. Kids can feed and pet the animals and there is a minature railway, climbing frames and play area, go karts and wheelchair swing.
Sant’ Antin Family Park in Marsascala is the biggest family park / leisure area in Malta and entrance is free. There are a lot of activities for families to enjoy such as Picnic area, a multilevel leisure area, walking paths, a playground for children, 2 mazes – one for children, an olive garden, a traditional farm, cafeteria and Kiosk.
The Bird Park is home to over 200 species of birds and animals the park is a must for all those who have nature at heart. Kids will love the flamingos, pelicans, swans, storks owls, cranes, parrots and many other amazing birds from around the world and there are also kangaroos, wallabies, antilope, meercats, deer, genets, marmosets and more
For the Whole Family
Malta is steeped in history and there are plenty of opportunities to see temples and roman ruins and Baroque style Cathedrals.
Valletta is a fascinating city full of history, amazing baroque architecture, ancient fortresses, cathedrals and some very fascinating museums. UNESCO’s has recognised Valletta as a world heritage site and it is easy to see why. Valletta is mainly about history and shopping, but there are plenty of family friendly places to eat and drink and to take a break from the heat. Upper Barrakka Gardens is a great place for toddlers to crawl or run around in a safe environment, and there are fantastic views of the city from here. The historic centre make it quite pleasant to stroll around without the need for public transport, making it a relatively stress free destination to take babies and toddlers. Malta’s Grand Harbour is also a must see. Valletta is fairly flat city and the pavements are good and the historic centre is pedestrianised. The waterfront area is particularly good for walking with a stroller.
The Blue Grotto is located in the southern end of Malta and is a huge natural arch in the sea cliffs. Boat trips to the Grotto take in about seven caves. The best time is before midmorning, when the sun is shining into the grotto. Small boats (carrying up to eight passengers) depart from 9am to around 5pm daily, weather permitting. Ask at your hotel for details.
The Sunday Fish Market at Marsaxlokk colourful and well worth a visit just to watch the trading and to see the Mediterranean sea-life. The market starts early in the morning and the best stuff is long gone by afternoon.
Gozo island is a quieter island with tiny creeks, beaches of red sand, turquoise bays, stretches of limestone criss-crossed with tiny saltpans and high cliffs falling in a sheer drop into the clear waters. The island has a more laid back atmosphere and also has many award winning restaurants.
Comino island is quiet and car free and has only one hotel. It is situated between Malta and Gozo and is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and hikers.
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