On the little island of Malta, you are never far from the sea. With a warm sunny climate, a safe environment, and plenty of beaches to choose from, Malta is the perfect place for a summer family getaway. Whether you choose to stay in one of the island’s fully developed resorts or in its quieter fishing villages, there are tons of action-packed activities for the family to get their teeth into. |
BOV Adventure Park, Ta’ Qali
The Ta’ Qali National Park is very popular with families looking for some outside fun and exercise. Within the park lies the adventure park area, a large site flanked by vineyards and picnic space. The adventure park is split into 2 areas, one for children between the age of 2 and 12, and the other, known as the ‘Rope Courses’, for older kids and adults. Whatever the age range or ability of your family, everyone will find something fun to climb on.
Mediterraneo Marine Park, Bahar ic-Caghaq
Malta is great for animal loving families. At the Mediterraneo Marine Park, your family can get up close and personal with the some of the coolest marine life. The daily dolphin and sea lion displays offer a great opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals in a safe and happy environment. And, if the kids prefer something a bit more terrifying, the park has a great selection of snakes, scorpions and spiders too.
Playmobil Factory Tour, Hal Far
Ever wondered what goes into making your kids’ favourite Playmobil? For inquisitive families, a trip to the factory is a great day out. Find out the secrets to making these little figures come to life and meet the people and the machines that make it happen. All tours are done in English and take around 45 minutes.
Fort Rinella, Kalkara
Travel back to a time of British sea power in the Mediterranean. Fort Rinella was built to protect that power, and safeguard British passage to India. On completion in 1878, Rinella was the most advance fort of its kind, hosting a 100 ton gun aimed ominously out to sea. Now, the fort offers re-enactments by costumed soldiers, with great displays on horseback, and the live firing of that huge canon is certain to entertain all ages.
Travel and Accommodation and Travel
Getting to Malta is easy. Many of the major airlines, as well as easyjet and Ryanair, offer cheap direct flights to Valetta in around 3½ hours. Once you touch down in Malta, airport taxis take you straight to almost anywhere on the island in under an hour. The seaside resort of Silema is a great place to stay and is only a 15 minute drive from the airport. Families enjoy Silema for its diving and all round friendly environment. Booking a transfer to Silema with Shuttle Direct is easy and affordable. Shuttle Direct will agree a fixed low-cost price with you before you get out there, so no haggling is needed on arrival in Malta. Airport taxis will even ferry Shuttle Direct customers’ diving gear and extra equipment with them for no extra charge.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable Malta Airport taxis, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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