Itâ€™s been another long week of the school run; coaxing the kids into their clothes, then pyjamas, then the bath, then clothes again and no one getting enough sleep. Kids finally in bed, you sit down together to plan this summerâ€™s family holiday and look at each other with the same question written on your faces: â€˜how are we going to manage this?â€™
You need a location with an exciting range of things to do for kids of all ages, isnâ€™t too far from home and has food catered for young taste buds…Well, Malta has the answers to your prayers!
The beautiful beaches range from stony ones, which are perfect for pebble-collecting, to lovely sandy ones to protect little feet heading into the sea for a dip. You need not spend your entire trip building sandcastles though, because you can also let the kids run free at the islandâ€™s fantastic water parks, explore marine life at the National Aquarium or stay on dry land and take a gander at the fun activities on offer at Popeye Village. This exciting island has so much to offer the young family, itâ€™s just waiting for you to jump in and start making memories!
It couldnâ€™t be easier to get the family on the way, with cheap and cheerful airlines flying to the island daily and Malta airport transfers readily available to transport your family to the doorstep of your accommodation – which is never far owing to the size of the island.
Make a Splash
The island is fit to bursting with water-based activities for both you and the little ones to enjoy. Popular Splash Nâ€™ Fun and Bugibba water parks both offer fantastic slides and attractions for the older kids, and more sedate pools for the younger ones, allowing you to set up base anywhere in the parks knowing your children will be kept entertained and happy.
For a water experience where you wonâ€™t get wet, head over to the National Aquarium (which is shaped like a starfish) and prepare to be amazed by the incredible marine life on show. The displays include an impressive 12m underwater tunnel that allows visitors to be surrounded by fish as though they are really in the sea. There is even a smaller tunnel for tiny visitors to crawl through!
A Quacking Day Outâ€¦
The whole family can learn about more than 200 species of amazing birds from all over the world at Bird Park Malta, with the opportunity to observe and even feed them. For a very reasonable price, this is a fun and educational day out for everyone. The park is also home to friendly reptiles who love to be handled by humans – are you brave enough?
Real Life Toy Village
Popeye Village, first built to be used as a film set in the 1980â€™s, now serves as a fantastic theme park set in a toy village aesthetic, making it incredibly exciting for the little ones. Meet vibrant characters from the Popeye musical as you explore, enjoy the rides and play areas and have a bounce on the water trampolines. You can also swim and take boat trips around the stunning Anchor Bay. This fun-packed day is a must for your itinerary.
How to Get There
The island is accessible by air with a host of airlines, including budget carriers such as easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch. From the UK itâ€™s only a three-hour journey to Malta airport. Transfer your mind away from term time chaos, settle in and get excited for the fun to be had on your holiday! To ensure a smooth and easy journey with the kids and luggage, pre-book a handy Malta airport transfer so you can begin your trip as soon as possible with no waiting around!
Leave the summer holiday stress at home this year and take the family for a trip youâ€™ll never forget – for all the right reasons!
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 an affordable Malta airport transfer service 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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