Have you planned a holiday and are thinking about going to Malta with your family this year? Or maybe you are already in Malta just looking for the best things to do in Malta with kids.

Well lucky for you, Malta is a great destination for families and full of activities indoor and outdoor for children. Malta is a small island with only half million citizens. The capital of Malta is called Valleta but most of the touristic city hotels are located in St Julian’s or Sliema. You might also want to check out the small island of Gozo situated in the North of the island where a ferry can take you there in less than 30 min.

We have shortlisted 15 things to do in Malta with children so far. Let us know which one is your favourite. Let’s go!


1. Malta National Aquarium

One of the best things to do with kids in Malta is the Malta National Aquarium. With around 20,000 square metres of Aquarium to explore, the kids will love being able to immerse themselves in the fun and games while seeing reptiles, insects and amphibians! There’s even a beach club and souvenir store. 


An education thing to do for children in Malta
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2. Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus

Want to see Malta and its northern area? From the top deck of the Hop On Hop Off Tour Bus, you can see the Panoramic North of Malta and you can stop at all of the landmarks of such a beautiful country. The tour leaves from Sliema Ferries every half an hour. You can even get transport from any Malta hotel!


a great tour bus to visit Malta with kids
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3. St Peter’s Pool

Have you ever seen an natural pool? St Peter’s Pool is the perfect place to spend a day away from the tourist spots. You can lounge by the pool with the kids and it’s one of the best things to do in Malta with kids. The sea here is pure and clear, and you’ll be able to take up many of the beautiful snorkelling options here, too!

A natural pool to visit with family in Malta

4. National Museum of Natural History

Can you really go to a new place without visiting a Museum of Natural History? Malta has a beautiful one that has been designed in the Parisian Baroque style. There are years worth of stories to tell here, and the kids can enjoy geology, palaeontology and human evolution among the exotic mammals and natural history conservation, too.

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Something to do in Malta with kids on a rainy day
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5. Popeye Village

Popeye Village used to to be film location of the 1980 movie Popeye with the famous actor Robin Williams. Did you know that Popeye Village offers children the chance to have fun and enjoy many different events? The kids can meet Rickey the rabbit during the Easter break and there are regular carnivals here, too.

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A fun family activity to do in Malta around Popeye Village
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6. Barrakka Gardens

A space for peace and shade, the Upper Barrakka Gardens is in the heart of the capital city. The gardens offer the whole family stunning views and you can even see the Grand Harbour from here! You could easily spend hours enjoying the view, and there are a number of statues and monuments dedicated to people in history. There’s even a daily salute by the Malta Heritage Society.

A beautiful garden to visit in Malta with kids

7. Splash and Fun Water Park

One of the most fun places for kids to visit in the summer, the Splash & Fun Water Park is dedicated for and designed with children in mind. There are trampolines, carousels, bungee jumping opportunities and more here!

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A fantastic fun water park for the family in Malta
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8. Enjoy a day at the beach at Golden Bay

You cannot go to Malta without a day at the beach. Swim, snorkel and grill on the barbecue where you can at Golden Bay. This beautiful sandy beach is set in the North West and is the most popular sandy beach in Malta!

A beautiful emerald water sea front to see with children in Malta
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9. Playmobil Fun Park

One of the best things to do in Malta with kids is the Playmobil fun park. You’ll find a range of exciting outdoor play areas, indoor play areas and stunning zones for kids as young as toddler age! It’s a fun and exciting place for the whole family to be! 

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A great fun thing to do with kids in Malta if it rains
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10. Bugibba Water Park

The Bugibba Water Park is right in the middle of Bugibba and it has things for children of all ages. Water loops, umbrellas, a bucket tower and a palm spring are all here for the kids to enjoy. There are even water cannons to soak the parents with!

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A small water park to visit with children in the Summer
Source: Government of Malta

11. Mdina Old City

The old capital of Malta, Mdina is located right in the centre and is known to be a mediaeval town once called The Silent City. The evenings are relaxed, and a visit here is like going back in time through the ages. There are cobbled, quirky streets, churches, palaces and monasteries, too. You can take the whole family around some of the oldest places in the Mdina Old City and you can pick up delicious pastries and coffees along the way!

A great visit to do in the morning in Malta with the family

12. Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

If you have car lovers in the family, you’ll love the Malta Classic car Collection Museum. You’ll find a range of cars to see here, and while many different cars can inspire, it’s the classic cars here that will be a sensation to see. From the V8 engine cars to the classics with the art given shapes, you’ll find Spitfires and T-Birds, Fiats and Fords to see. There are plenty of things that you can do with kids in Malta, but the classic car collection museum is going to be the cream of the crop for your trip with the whole family. 

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An indoor activities for children in Malta
Source: Facebook / Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

13. Day Trip to Gozo Island (with ferry)

If you ever want to go on a day trip, Malta is the time to do it. Going on a day trip to Gozo Island is important to add to your trip with the kids. Island living is all about exploration and when you visit Gozo Island, you can see the way that the Maltese live in a quieter and more laid-back way. There are tours and excursions and you can go just a short, 25 minute ferry ride from the mainland to find guided tours and exciting sights to be seen. Bringing the kids along is just the most fun and a big part of the trip.

A great tour of Gozo island to do on a boat
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14. Mediterraneo Marine Park

One of the island’s biggest attractions is Mediterraneo Marine Park. This is a great place for the whole family to learn about exotic and wild animals in a safe place. The Park is a great place to understand and learn, and it’s just so much fun for the whole family. Children and adults can even interact with Sea Lions and Reptiles, Parrots and Dolphins! It’s right along the coast line, too, so you can venture out on the same day!

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experience a fun activity with your kids around marine animals in Malta

15. Spend a day at Blue Lagoon on a Catamaran

If you are looking for a great sunny day out on a boat visiting the most amazing Blue lagoon around the island, we can’t recommend enough to book a tour on this catamaran. You will also stop by Camino, a small island surrounded by turquoise waters. Different options are available such as a 7-hour tour or half day Sunset tour.


a day trip to visit Blue Lagoon on a catamaran - a memorable activity for families in malta
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