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Family-Friendly Malta

By Viator, April 2015

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Malta is perfect for family holidays, with beaches lapped by calm Mediterranean waters and plenty of hotels with pools. It’s also small enough to get around easily so day trips to the Mediterraneo Marine Park Malta for the dolphin and sea lion shows or to Popeye Village Fun Park for themed musical shows, animated films, and water fights are not too arduous for younger kids. All the family can enjoy a day out at the newly opened Sant’Antnin Family Park at Marsascala, where facilities include swimming pools, abseiling and rock climbing, magic shows, and live music; the St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta has a full arts program aimed at kids in the summer months.

Choose a sunny day to visit the fabled turquoise waters sparkling in the Blue Grotto on Malta’s south coast and combine it with a side trip to the awesome cliffs at Dingli, where land meets the Mediterranean Sea with a dramatic drop of 820 feet (250 m).

Most older children will love a day exploring fortified Valletta; start off with a boat trip around the Grand Harbour to see the scale of the fortifications before heading to the multi-media exhibition Great Siege of Malta & the Knights of St John on Republic Square, which neatly explains one of the island’s most important historical events. From there take kids to see the Noon Day Gun blasting across the harbor from Upper Barrakka Gardens, followed by a walk around the fortified walls for great panoramic views. Stop off at Fort St Elmo for a dip into the National War Museum with its tales of Malta’s bravery in both World Wars and round off the day in a horse-drawn karozzini for a trip around the bastions.

For teenagers, Malta offers a load of water sports like wake boarding and wind surfing at Mellieha, and a buzzing but safe nightlife at Paceville plus movie theaters, bowling alleys, and ice-skating rinks.

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City Sightseeing Gozo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 1 day

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City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 1 day

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Malta Tandem Jetpack Flying Experience

Location: Valletta, Malta
Duration: 15 minutes

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