Where to take your teenage kids this holiday season in Malta!




Planning outings with teenagers can be challenging, so here’s a list of activities which strike a perfect balance between family bonding time and solo space!

Hiking around Malta and Gozo

In Malta, the sun shines over 300 days a year! Take advantage of the warm climate and get hiking! You can take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops or hike the rugged countryside. There are many locations to consider, including Dingli Cliffs, Zurrieq Cliffs, Buskett, Għajn Tuffieħa, and many sites in Gozo.


When thinking about introducing new family activities, archery could be a good option. It provides a low-impact activity with many physical and mental health benefits. Drawing a bow strengthens your core, arms, hands, chest and shoulders. Did you know that archery can help to improve focus, patience and coordination? Perfect for all the family!

Horse Riding

If your teens or kids love animals, you might want to consider horse riding. This activity gives you, as well as the kids, a chance to de-stress and get in touch with nature. You can enjoy a sunset coastal ride, nature trekking or individually tailored rides!

Quad Biking in Gozo

Explore the beautiful island of Gozo by quad bike! Older teens with a need for speed will thank you for this cool activity that shows them the island from a fresh perspective. Get a stunning viewpoint of the Qala Belvedere and the rugged landscapes of Ramla Valley, then proceed to Calypso Cave and the village of Marsalforn! There are various providers, make sure to check the age restrictions for quad biking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Art and Culture

The holiday season is the perfect time to explore Malta’s rich history and admire the architectural monuments and temples. For the young historian or artist, Malta has a wealth of cultural sites to satisfy one’s appetite for history, art and culture. There are many temples you can visit, including the Tarxien Temples, and the Temples in Qrendi, among others. You can also check out a variety of museums, such as the National War Museum, the National Museum of Archaeology and the Malta Aviation Museum!

BONUS – Christmas Shopping!

If you’re looking to get some last minute shopping done before Christmas, the Point in Sliema and various shops in Valletta will have everything you need. Your teens might want to tag along and buy something for themselves or their secret santas. The sparkling decorations create the perfect ambiance for a special shopping experience!

Shanna Mercieca


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