Malta launches new family trail

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

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 sq m 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.

Carlo Micallef, deputy CEO and chief marketing officer, Malta Tourism Authority, said “We hope that through this initiative 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.”