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The Malta Tourism Authority’s series of themed ‘trails’ has a new addition; the Family Trail, which highlights a treasure trove of activities.

The Maltese Islands are fascinating for families. Malta, Gozo and Comino offer a wonderful setting for a holiday in which parents and children can share the joys of discovery and experience of all the activities that the islands offer. All in a safe and tranquil environment that few other destinations can rival.

With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, families can discover the islands’ history, natural landscapes, marine habitats, and parks, against an idyllic Mediterranean backdrop.

The map highlights kid-tastic experiences from adventures on quad bikes in Gozo, a Segway tour around Valletta, to pirate, fairy tale and Maltese Knights fancy dress opportunities for children at the Playmobil Funpark. Additional tourist attractions include:

  • Esplora Interactive Science Centre – overlooking the Grand Harbour, the centre brings science to life through hands-on activities, workshops and performances. A planetarium, outdoor adventure experience, activity centre and exhibition hall cater to all ages and interests. The aim of Esplora is to make aware the visitor that science is all around and helps you to cultivate a culture of scientific curiosity and creativity.
  • Malta National Aquarium – This project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and concentrates on the sea life around the island. The families can experience tanks of pretty tropical marine and freshwater. Malta National Aquarium is also famous for being the number one destination for diving in Europe.
  • Mellieha Bay, Malta and Ramla Bay, Gozo – Malta has beaches for everyone whether you’re looking for somewhere fun for the families or quieter beach off the beach path. The most popular beaches come fully equipped with cafes, sunshades and firms offering windsurfing, water skiing and het-ski hiring, while the quietest are so remote you may share them just only with sea birds.

Says Carlo Micallef, Deputy CEO & Chief Marketing Officer, Malta Tourism Authority: “We hope that through this initiative that families from the UAE and gulf countries will choose the Maltese islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino as their next family holiday adventure, secure in the knowledge that Malta will have plenty to amuse, entertain, fascinate and captivate every member of the family, no matter their age or interest, as well as a diverse accommodation offer including international hotel brands, boutique luxury properties as well as self-catering quality villas and apartments .”

Riviera Beach – Malta

Family on Segway’s in Xwejni – Gozo 

About Malta Tourism Authority

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) was formally set up by the Malta Travel and Tourism Service Act (1999).  This clearly defines its role – extending it beyond that of international marketing to include a domestic, motivating, directional, co-ordinating and regulatory role. The Act strengthens the public and private partnership in tourism through greater and more direct participation by the private sector in national planning and development of the industry.