Malta with kids

Popeye Village, Malta

If you’re visiting Malta with kids, you can rest assured that the island has a number of attractions that will keep them busy and happy in a safe environment. ​

Considered to be one of the safest countries in the world, Malta is the ideal holiday destination for all the family.

With several attractions and splendid weather, planning your holiday to Malta with the family and kids won’t leave you short of options.

Although Malta is mostly renowned as a Summer destination, the Maltese Islands present a variety of options to entertain families and kids. Kids can be challenging, especially on holiday, and if you have children of different ages, then you know how tough the balancing act can be. Rest assured though, with activities ranging from waterslides to torture dungeons, high-fashion shopping to paragliding, no matter what the age or preference, there’s something for everyone.

One of the most popular attractions in the summer is the Splash and Fun Park. With water-slides, playgrounds and the largest wave pool in Europe, your only problem will be getting them to leave. Right next to the park, there’s the Mediterraneo Marine Park, where kids can enjoy swimming with dolphins and sea lion shows.

For the younger ones, Popeye Village is just ideal. Originally a film set for the 1980 production of Popeye, it’s a fantasy town complete with quaint fishing boats and old mariners’ houses, all set into a sheer cliff overlooking the sea; but there’s more to this place than scenery. Below the village, there’s a stunning beach with aquamarine waters, slides, and sea-sports; while above the village, there’s a fun-park for kids of all ages, complete with a two-storey jungle-gym, rides and other entertainment. The bars and restaurants are a great place to wind down and hear the excited recollections of sun-burnt chatterboxes!

From the Mdina Dungeons to the Malta Experience, Blue Grotto Boat Trips in Zurrieq, Jeep Safaris, horse-riding and hands-on farming experiences, there are plenty of fun activities that will keep them entertained and educated. If all things fail, a trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon will be a magical experience for everyone. This crystal blue strait between two smaller islands (Comino and Cominotto) boasts some of the most beautiful bathing waters in the archipelago; just make sure to bring along enough sun block.

The island's northern coastline is perfect for the younger children who might enjoy paddling and swimming along the many sandy beaches, most of which have coast-guard facilities during the Summer months, making traveling to Malta with your kids an opportunity not to miss! 

Did you know?

  • The famous eight-pointed Maltese Cross symbolizes the 8 obligations of the Knights of St John: Truth, faith, repent of sins, humility, justice, merciful, sincere and enduring persecution.
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