Malta

The Maltese Islands are a relaxed holiday destination with natural beauty and steeped in history. Families will love the laid back pace of Malta and exploring the scenery. Malta has plenty to do in a small area and great weather most of the year round.

Where to start: 

Malta’s official tourism site is http://www.visitmalta.com

What is there to see and do: 

Visit Playmobil Fun Park or take a tour and see where the playmobil toys are made

Mediterraneo Marine Park where you can swim with dolphins or see a range of animals, see a dolphin show or a tropical bird show

Splash and Fun Water Park has an adults pool and a number of kids pools amusements and water slides

Take a sightseeing tour on a trackless replica of an old train around Mdina with Melita Trains

Visit Sweethaven village the set of the 1980 Popeye movie, the set still exists and there is also a small kids fun park on site

Visit the LWS Animal Park where kids can see animals (some of which are not caged), ride horses and ponies and even ride Go karts

Visit the harbour and join one of the many cruises out to the Blue Grotto Caves or take the ferry from Sliema to Valetta or one of the other Maltese islands Gozo or Comino.   

Kids will also find riding on one of Malta’s beautiful old buses a novelty. (pictured to right)

Malta is easy to explore on foot although getting to the centre of Valetta from the harbour is very steep with quite a lot of steps so a stroller will need to be carried.

Treat the kids to Gelati and then burn off some energy at the playground in Sliema overlooking the ocean.

Where to stay: 

Following are some of Malta’s hotels with kids clubs:

  • Intercontinental hotel
  • San Antonio Hotel and Spa
  • The Westin Malta

Country Facts

Currency:
Euro
Flying Time:
From the Eastern states flying time is approximately 24 hours depending on route and approximately 20 hours from the West coast with a stop over in Asia or the Middle East.
Language:
Maltese and English
Official Tourism Site:
www.visitmalta.com
Phone Details:
Emergency 112
Time Zone:
Malta is eight hours behind Australia’s Eastern states.

Food & Supplies

Baby Food Brands:
Heinz, Plasmon, Nestle, Cow and Gate, Cerelac, Ella’s Kitchen, HIPP, Milupa and Mellin
Formula:
Nestle, Aptamil, SMA, Neslac and NAN formulas are available
Nappies:
Pampers, Huggies and Chicco
Where to shop:
Pavi Supermarket, Tower Supermarket and mini markets like Sunflower. Chemists also stock baby goods

Travelling

Getting There:

Air Malta, Qantas, Emirates, Thai and Malaysia airway can all get you to Malta from Australia. Malta can also be accessed by ferry from Sicily and several other European ports.

Safety

Car Seat Regs:

Children under 3 years of age sitting in the front seat of a vehicle must be in an appropriate child car seat or when sitting in the back seat must be in a child car seat if available or if no child car seat  is available, an adult seatbelt must be worn. Children aged 3 to 11 and less than 150 cm in height must be in an appropriate child restraint or if not available, an adult seatbelt must be worn.

As always, we at TWT strongly recommend you use an age appropriate child car seat for your little ones. Malta Car Hire can provide car seats with their hire vehicles.