Family Friendly Activities
Tucked away from view, this park offers the perfect family day out in Malta and an educational tour featuring over 200 species of birds and animals. From swans and parrots to owls and even flamingos, this is a popular location for things to do in Malta that kids will enjoy. Facilities include a cafe and restroom.
Price: Adults €8. Children (3-12 yrs) €5. Children under 3 Free
Distance from Golden Sands: 9.1km
BOV Adventure Park (Ta' Qali)
Open daily from 6:30am till 8:30pm (10:30pm in summer), this adventure park offers fun for children of all ages. Climbing frames, swings and water fountains provide fun entertainment, and an onsite cafe is open for refreshments during the summer months. The neighbouring picnic park offers the perfect pitch for those wishing to enjoy the open space.
Distance from Golden Sands: 10km
Open all year round, Popeye Village Malta became famous when built as the set for the 1980 musical production of Popeye, featuring Robin Williams. Today it offers inside play areas for young children, an outside mini fair, a lido and animated shows throughout the film set, complemented by a boat trip around the picturesque Anchor Bay. Two onsite restaurants serve a selection of pasta, salad and meat dishes.
Price: Adults €10.50. Children €8.50
Distance from Golden Sands: 4km
The Playmobil factory in Malta is responsible for the production of every single one of the miniature figurines sold across the world. Visit the factory and experience the behind the scenes production, the real-life Santa’s workshop. A visit to the Fun Park on site will offer hours of fun at workstations full of the latest sets – allowing the little ones' imagination to come to life. An onsite cafe and restrooms, together with an outside sand pit and water area, complete the facilities. You enter and exit through the Playmobil shop which stocks a full range of all the latest exciting Playmobil sets.
Price: For the Fun Park - Adults €1.20. Children (1-12 yrs) €2.40
Distance from Golden Sands: 25km
Malta's Marine Park offers families an alternative family day out to the usual day at the beach. Home to a variety of marine life species, including sea lions and dolphins as well as parrots and reptiles, Mediterraneo runs educational programmes and offers interaction with the animals too. Shows and demonstrations run throughout the day (pre-bookable).
Price: Adults €15.90. Children (4-12 yrs) €9.90 including Parrot, Sea Lion & Dolphin presentations
Distance from Golden Sands: 13.4km
For the exhilaration of Go-Karting, visit Badger Karting in Ta' Qali (not far from the BOV Adventure Park) and enjoy this different family-friendly activity in Malta. Please note that a minimum height requirement of 140cm is applicable to visitors.
Prices: €15 (€12 on a Saturday)
Distance from Golden Sands: 9.6km
The Black Hole, Lazy River and Wave Pool offer activities for children young and old, with a separate pool for the little ones. Rest rooms, lockers and an on-site restaurant complete the facilities at Malta's largest water park, situated adjacent to the Mediterraneao Marine Park.
Price: Full Day Adults €20. Children (3-12 yrs) & Senior Citizens (60 yrs+) €12. Half Day Adults €14. Children (3-12 yrs) & Senior Citizens (60 yrs+) €8
Distance from Golden Sands: 13.4km
Hailed on TripAdvisor as Malta's No.1 attraction, Fort Rinella was one of four 100-ton gun batteries built in Malta and Gibraltar. Built to protect the country’s harbours, today families can enjoy a guided tour and film showing the history of the fort, along with an informative and fun re-enactment by costumed soldiers. Outside, a display on horseback and a live firing of an original Victorian British Howitzer canon will entertain all ages.
Prices: Adults €10. Pensioner/Student €8. Children (under 16 yrs) €5. Family group €25 (x2 Adults +3 Children under 16)
Distance from Golden Sands: 24.6km
Malta's newest attraction proves a popular tick on the list of things to do in Malta. Friendly staff share their knowledge of the aquarium's inhabitants - which include sharks, sea horses and turtles among its 100 different species - against a backdrop of the colourful history of the Maltese Islands. The coffee shop and restaurant offer stunning views over St Paul’s Islands, free WiFi and a varied menu. Outside are a children’s nautical themed play area and a further café serving refreshments in the piazza.
Price: Adults €12.90. Children (5-12 yrs) €6.00. Senior Citizens (60 yrs+) €10.90
Distance from Golden Sands: 9.7km
Fully air-conditioned and offering computerised 20-lane Tenpin Bowling, Eden Superbowl offers Big Screen TV and video games, American Pool and Table Soccer, which provide entertainment for all ages. The premises are located conveniently close to Bay Street Shopping Complex, housing shops, bars and restaurants open all day and night.
Prices: €6.95 per person
Distance from Golden Sands: 17.1km
Re-live Malta's impressive history and 'feel' the emotion during this dazzling 5D new generation theatre experience. Hailed as one of Malta's must-see attractions, here you will get to feel the thrill of the 3D movie on seats that move. Expect to be impressed by unique effects that spectacularly transport you through events that have shaped Malta’s colourful past, allowing you to soak up the sights, sounds and smells. This impressive show runs every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Price: Adults €9. Children €6
Distance from Golden Sands: 19.1km