Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in St. Julian’s, Malta in 2023

1. Visit Spinola Bay 🌅

St. Julian’s iconic Spinola Bay offers an idyllic setting for a family stroll. It’s a picturesque spot filled with colourful fishing boats, and surrounded by a promenade lined with restaurants and ice cream shops. Little ones will love watching the boats, and there’s plenty of space for them to run around.

Ref: Spinola Bay Official Website

2. Enjoy the Playmobil FunPark 🎪

Just a short drive from St. Julian’s, the Playmobil FunPark is a must for families. It’s a huge indoor and outdoor play area themed around the popular Playmobil toys. Visitors can tour the Playmobil factory, enjoy the various play areas, and even build their own Playmobil figure to take home.

Ref: Playmobil FunPark Website

3. Explore the Malta National Aquarium 🐠

With over 40 tanks including a walk-through tunnel, the Malta National Aquarium in nearby Qawra is a great place for a family outing. There are sharks, rays, seahorses, and many other species to discover. The aquarium also has a play area and a café.

Ref: Malta National Aquarium Website

4. Visit the Popeye Village 🏘️

Originally a film set for the 1980’s Popeye movie, this colourful village is now a fun attraction with a variety of activities for kids, including boat rides, a water trampoline, and mini-golf. The village is just a 30-minute drive from St. Julian’s.

Ref: Popeye Village Website

5. Relax at Balluta Bay Beach 🏖️

This small sandy beach in St. Julian’s is perfect for families. The water is calm and shallow, making it great for toddlers and young children. The beach is also located close to cafes and restaurants.

6. Visit the Mediterraneo Marine Park 🐬

Just a 15-minute drive from St. Julian’s, the Mediterraneo Marine Park is a fantastic destination for animal lovers. The park offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins and hosts a variety of entertaining shows featuring sea lions, parrots, and reptiles.

Ref: Mediterraneo Marine Park Website

7. Explore the Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens ⛏️

This unique attraction offers a fascinating look into Malta’s rich history and its limestone industry. Kids will love the petting farm, where they can meet rabbits, goats, and peacocks, and there’s also a playground on site.

Ref: Limestone Heritage Park Website

8. Enjoy the Splash and Fun Water Park 💦

Offering a variety of water slides, a wave pool, and a dedicated kids’ area, the Splash and Fun Water Park is a great place to cool down on a hot day. It’s just a 15-minute drive from St. Julian’s.

Ref: Splash and Fun Water Park Website

9. Visit the Malta Falconry Centre 🦅

Here, families can learn about the ancient art of falconry and get up close with a variety of birds of prey. The centre offers interactive experiences where you can handle and fly the birds. It’s around a 30-minute drive from St. Julian’s.

Ref: Malta Falconry Centre Website

10. Take a Boat Trip to Comino and the Blue Lagoon 🚤

Take a day trip to the nearby island of Comino and visit the famous Blue Lagoon. With its crystal clear waters, it’s a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. Boat trips depart from several locations near St. Julian’s.

Ref: More Information on the Blue Lagoon

Essential Items for Your Adventures 🎒

Travelling with young ones requires a bit of extra planning. Don’t forget to rent all the baby and toddler essentials you need from Tiny Trek Rentals before you set off for your adventure. Here are a few items that might come in handy:

Item Why You Need It
Pram or Stroller Useful for long walks around St. Julian’s and other attractions.
Car Seat Essential if you’re planning to hire a car for day trips.
Portable High Chair Handy for meal times, especially if you’re staying in self-catered accommodation.
Playpen Provides a safe play area for your little ones, wherever you are.

Ref: Tiny Trek Rentals Website