Malta’s Top Family Friendly Attractions – Where to take your Children?

Malta’s Top Family Friendly Attractions – Where to take your Children?
Updated on
January 25, 2023

If you have children, you are probably always on the look out for the good and accessible family friendly attractions you can go with your children. The archipelago includes Malta, Gozo, and Comino, and it is a great place for the entire family to relax and enjoy each other’s company. There are many exciting activities to enjoy on the country, and it can especially be nice for adventurous groups. This entire island is notably safe and is ideal for young people.

People who love outdoor living will especially appreciate a trip to Malta in the warmer seasons. The place has numerous beaches and excellent hotels that have everything you may need. For families that appreciate isolation and tranquillity, there are isolated resorts where you can enjoy little noise and maximum relaxation. These resorts also have pools which can be excellent alternatives to visiting the beach. Remember to use sunscreen on yourself and your kids, regardless of the activity you intend to participate in.  

This island will also suit people who are not just into the beach and the warm weather. For families seeking culture and history, the country is packed with cultural attractions left behind from different previous rulers of Malta. Some of these attractions include places of worship, remains of Roman architecture, castles from the middle ages, old towns secured by walls, and amazing fortified buildings. This list is not even close to being exhaustive.

At all times of the year, the island is full of activities, and you will not have any limitations when searching for a family friendly attraction to attend with your children. The activities include music performances, creative works, games, public presentations of art, and fiestas. You can also take your family to the parks, films, hiking trails, and many other places.

Below you can find a list of some of the top Family Friendly Attractions to go with your children.


This is a science centre located in Villa Bighi at Kalkara. It is situated towards the south of the island. Being an interactive place, your children will be able to enjoy themselves for a long time. The adults will not be left out in the fun as they can take strolls around as they look at the Valletta Bastions.

Cost: Adults €6 (the planetarium show costs €2) | Kids under 11 years €4.00 (the planetarium show costs €2)

Malta National Aquarium

Not everyone can visit the land and subaquatic attractions in Malta, but that does not mean you have to miss out on the great scenes. This aquarium is a recreation of these locations and especially replicates parts of Blue Grotto, Gozo, Comino, and the Grand Harbour. The Malta National Aquarium is meant to inspire visitors to conserve natural resources. Animals in the aquarium are obtained from all sorts of marine environments.

There are several tanks in the place, and the primary one contains animals from all parts of the globe. There are even some species of shark in the tank. This particular tank has a 12m diameter, and you will be able to look at the animals from a close distance.

At the moment, the place has multiple activities based on catsharks and the growth of varieties from around the area. The events aim at making people understand research and how to care for the environment.

Splash and Fun Water Park

This park is designed to suit both children and adults, meaning it will be perfect for the whole family. There is a sizeable swimming pool and deck and a smaller one which has chutes and slides. Your kids will also appreciate the dinosaur park in the place, as well as the snack bar. If you intend to spend the whole day in the park, you won’t miss a parking spot.

Popeye Village

In 1997, the set for the movie ‘Popeye’ was set up in the Anchor Bay, and it was named the Popeye Village. This place has now become a famous family hangout and has many different activities for you to enjoy with your kids. As you would expect, the village has some nice cartoon characters which will give your kids a good time.

As an adult, you can participate in the movie-making process where you will work with an animation team. In addition, you can have fun with the boat rides, trampolines, restaurants, wine tasting sessions, miniature golfing, and the toy town of Santa. The biggest jump of the island is also located in this village.

Playmobil FunPark

This is another one of the top-rated family friendly attractions in Malta. The park is meant to offer a chance for kids to play with different figures and playsets in an enjoyable scene. Imaginative play sessions are essential for kids, and that is why the park offers extremely safe fun playmates. The park also allows children to put together dismantled toys. There is a special section in this park where kids can enjoy different activities while having the utmost fun.

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