Top 5 child-friendly activities in Gozo

7 August 2019

As Malta’s baby sister island, Gozo offers the perfect bolthole to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, for both the locals and tourists alike. Though the island is known as a place to catch up on some well-needed rest and recreation, you may be wondering how to keep the kids occupied on your visit to Gozo during your holidays in Malta. Here are our top 5 locations to enjoy some quality time with the little people in your life!

1. Ramla Bay

Ramla Bay Gozo

No visit to Gozo is complete without exploring one of the island’s greatest beaches. For a day trip to the beach, head to Gozo’s stunning Ramla Bay and get your bucket and spade at the ready! Renowned for its red sand, the long sandy stretch offers an alternative to the nearby rocky and shingle beaches. There are also plenty of amenities such as snack bars to grab an ice cream, toilets, showers and lifeguards. Ramla Bay has all the makings for some beautiful family memories.

2. Villa Rundle Gardens

Situated in Victoria, Gozo’s capital, Villa Rundle gardens offer a fantastic child-friendly experience with its sizeable enclosed playing area. Occasionally, there are even some child-centric activities held in this place, such as interactive storytelling. The picturesque garden will also serve as an opportunity for your child to appreciate nature, especially with its beautiful, tall palm trees and many colourful flower beds.

3. Cittadella Visitors’ Centre

Cittadella Gozo

Recently renovated, the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre provides a great escape from the sun following a tour around the Citadel’s cobblestoned, narrow streets. The centre is renowned for its incredible feats of architecture as well as visual and narrative shows and art exhibitions. Step back in time as your kids’ imagination is set to run riot with enchanting tales of battles, knights and times gone by. The centre should be on top of your agenda as it will make for a fun and educational activity for all the family.

4. The trackless Calypso train

Are you tired of pushing the pram? Hop on the cultural and historical Calypso train tour with the kids from the capital Victoria to the village of Xaghra. With full narrative commentary on board, the train tour passes through some genuinely scenic villages and landmarks. Be sure to have your camera at the ready, as the trip offers spectacular views across the island!

5. Ta’ Gordan Lighthouse

Ta gordan lighthouse Gozo

For the adventure-seeking families, your Gozo trip won’t be complete without a hike up to the iconic Ta’ Ġordan lighthouse. Lighthouses frequently appear in children’s literature, and here you can readily walk right up close to Gozo’s famous lighthouse. Why not pack a picnic of some fresh local delicacies like sheep cheese?

This is just a quick taste of the many child-friendly things to do in Gozo. There’s also a quaint toy museum, plenty of boat trips to get out on the water, and not forgetting the plenty of cultural events taking place all year round. 

Book your flights to Malta now and hop on the ferry to Gozo for an unforgettable trip with all the family!

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