Nannies in Malta

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The islands of Malta and Gozo are brilliant for a family holiday, packed with fun places to visit whatever your children’s ages. The islands’ small size means everywhere is within easy reach. In the space of a day you could fire a cannon at a fort and later relax at the beach, or visit a film-set theme park and then take a dip in a lagoon.

Summertime in Malta is synonymous with outdoor living. There is no shortage of beaches to choose from: some fully-developed resorts offering all the requisite facilities, others more secluded, quieter and more pristine. And, if going to the seaside seems like too much of a challenge, then one can always opt to spend the day by the hotel pool. Either way, one should never forget to put on plenty of sun-cream, especially on the little ones.

But Malta is so much more than just sun and sea. With a rich history dating back thousands of years, the islands offer endless opportunities for sightseeing and exploration. Prehistoric temples, roman ruins, medieval castles and walled cities, formidable forts, splendid churches and wayside chapels… these are just a few of the historical attractions that families can visit for that unique travel-back-in-time experience. Some of these locations are venues for colourful historic re-enactments, pageants involving dozens of animators dressed as soldiers, noblemen and ladies, knights in shining armour, with their swords and lances, muskets and canons. Not to be missed.

Throughout the year, Malta is alive with events, many of which are perfect for the entire family to enjoy: concerts and open-air music events, arts and crafts, sports and activity, exhibitions and shows, feasts and carnivals, and so much more. Then there are museums and attractions to visit, theme parks and movie sets, open-top tour buses, tourist trains, and harbour cruises, horse-riding, hiking and mountain-bike tracks, and a hundred other fun things to see and do, together.

Malta has beautiful beaches and our nannies can prepare picnic and spend nice day with your kids near see, in the park, visiting museum, swimming,… Here are some of the favourite family friendly activities to do in Malta and our Nanny du Soleil will help you to spend the most amazing holidays:

Splash & fun water park in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Mediterraneo Marine park, Malta National Aquarium,

Audiovisual exhibitions Cinematic presentations such as the Malta Experience (Valletta) and the Mdina Experience will entertain kids aged around 7 to 12 years.

Apart from art and crafts, play-dough, picnics, dens, treasure hunt, water play, making sandcastles , listening to music and learning a few new words, songs and dance, here are some more specific activities we suggest for children who visit Malta with a Nanny du Soleil.

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Children are welcome at most restaurants, though more upmarket places often only accept older kids. There are often kids’ menus that tend to offer nuggets, pizza, etc, but you can always ask for a half portion of a starter dish (portions are huge in Maltese restaurants). With a wide range of cuisines on offer, children are bound to find something they’ll like. Maltese food is strongly influenced by Italian cuisine, so there’s pizza and pasta galore, and some kids will love the national dish – fried rabbit or rabbit stew.

There are masses of self-catering options around the islands, as well as child-friendly hotels with facilities such as pools, beach access and beach clubs. Try to schedule at least a few days on Gozo as there are lots of self-catering farmhouses with pools to rent and it’s even easier to get around than Malta. Smaller boutique hotels in Valletta usually only accept older children. The islands of Malta and Gozo are brilliant for a family holiday, packed with fun places to visit whatever your children’s ages. The islands’ small size means everywhere is within easy reach. In the space of a day you could fire a cannon at a fort and later relax at the beach, or visit a film-set theme park and then take a dip in a lagoon.

If you’re travelling in July and August, when the weather is at its hottest, easy access to the sea or a pool is recommended. Plan for an afternoon siesta to avoid the heat of the early afternoon; there’s usually a lull in general activity from around 1pm to 4pm, which is the hottest period of the day.

In spring, early summer and autumn (June and September) the sea is warm, the weather milder, prices lower and places less crowded. Children will enjoy the colourful parades at Carnival (February) and Easter (March/April), and the living nativity on Gozo at Christmas, but swimming will be chilly in these months; in March/April pack wetsuits and your children may still enjoy a dip.