Watch their beaming grin and eyes light up with the discovery of something new. A holiday can be a great time for your children to learn in a really fun way. They can start to apply schoolroom knowledge in a real world environment, and what is more, you can keep your children entertained at the same time. There are loads of great things to do for children in Malta so we thought it was time to find the best and most entertaining educational days out for kids in Malta.
Mediterraneo Bio Park
This is truly an entertaining and educational experience for children and adults of all ages. The park is open all year round and houses an array of animals including dolphins, sea lions, parrots, turtles, lizards and snakes. There are a number of animal interaction programmes that are and unforgettable experience as well as an educational one. Children can learn about the conservation and care of all the animals, there are interaction programmes for dolphins, parrots and sea lions that allow you to get a little closer to the animals and learn more about their behaviours and conservation.
Perfect for older children and teenagers, particularly if they have a taste for all things Roman. Located in Rabat, this is a child friendly museum that will take you through an average day for a Roman. There are numerous artefacts and mosaics to fascinate and educate. If your kids aren’t all Romaned out by the Villa then you can also go to the nearby St Paul’s Catacombs. These are also suitable for older children only, but if they like a bit of a spooky scare the underground cemetery is archaeologically important and fun to visit.
Take a step into the gruesome past of Malta. Not for the faint-hearted the dungeon experience is part haunted house, part history lesson and will have you jumping at every turn. The life sized figures will teach you and your older children about crime and punishment in Malta’s past and it is open seven days a week.
This is way more fun than it sounds and a really great place to take your children, as it is a really family-oriented day out. Find out about how limestone is used in construction, arts, and crafts, and learn about geology. Watch a stone sculpting demonstration, and why not join in? There is also an animal park on site and if you visit in the summer there are events that have a really family friendly atmosphere such as folklore nights and barbeques.
How about learning a new skill while in Malta? If your children are over the age of eight then you could all learn to scuba dive. There are several schools that hold teaching session specifically for children with PADI certified instructors. Your children need to be confident in the water and it will cost somewhere in the region of 50 euros. What a great holiday memory and a skill that will last a lifetime