As the world marks yet another International Family Day, we chose five of our absolute favourite family-friendly activities that you can get up to around Malta.
After all, what’s better than spending some good old quality time with your nearest and dearest?
1. Put your thinking cap on at Esplora
Who said learning science needs to be boring?
Launching in 2016, Kalkara’s Esplora Interactive Science Centre is one of Malta’s newest and most sought-after attractions.
This spot allows visitors to participate in an unending series of experiments teaching the basics of science. From a fully-fledged planetarium to interactive workshops, Esplora vows to treat kids and parents alike to a fun-filled day out.
2. Check out the wildlife at the Simar Nature Reserve
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and get back in touch with Mother Nature at the Simar Nature Reserve.
This green spot is an oasis amidst a valley of agricultural landscape, providing a safe haven to a plethora of rare, endangered, and protected birds.
From birdwatching and countryside strolls to lessons about local biodiversity, a trip to the Simar Nature Reserve is bound to be fun, relaxing, and educational.
3. Take a stroll round San Anton Gardens
Attard’s idyllic San Anton Gardens bring together natural and architectural beauty…
Having been built by Grand Master Antoine de Paule back in the 17th century, these gardens are home to centuries-old trees, colourful plants, and a unique, rustic atmosphere. Some ponds around the gardens are also home to turtles and families of ducks.
San Anton Gardens are open every day from early morning until late afternoon, making them the perfect spot for an after-lunch stroll.
4. Put a fun spin on Maltese history at the Toy Museum
Found right opposite Valletta’s Casa Rocca Piccola, the Malta Toy Museum gives Maltese history a unique and child-friendly twist.
Opened by a certain Vincent Brown in 1998, the Toy Museum is now home to a huge collection of toys dating back to the 1950s. Items on display include, Matchbox cars, dolls, trains, and farm animals.
5. Learn about Maltese marine life at the National Aquarium
Take a (metaphorical) deep dive into all things marine at the Malta National Aquarium!
Aptly located in the seaside town of Qawra, this spot is split into five different zones, each giving visitors a look into a different aspect of Maltese marine life.
The Malta National Aquarium is also home to its very own bistro, offering patrons unmatched views of St Paul’s Islands, Comino, and Gozo, as well as a large variety of Mediterranean dishes.
What are your favourite family activities?
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