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City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
Gozo
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Gozo
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City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
IN A NUTSHELL

Visit Gozo with Kids

Gozo is unlike any other destination – it’s small and laid back. Book that trip & visit Gozo with your kids.

There’s plenty going on in summer with festas and beaches to explore. Winter is quieter, but it provides plenty of opportunities for exploring the island’s gorgeous landscape.

While most locals don’t swim in autumn and winter, sea temperatures average at 18 degrees in December, pretty comfortable if you’re used to colder ocean temperatures! 

Ideal for a Toddler

80%

Ideal for a Child

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LOCATION

Where should a family stay?

Gozo is safe and tiny – all areas are family-friendly. 

The number of hotels is limited, but there are plenty of cute boutique hotels that are also great for kids. 

In winter, we suggest a hotel in Victoria. In summer, a hotel close to a bay means you can be at the beach in literally seconds.

There’s no one central spot where everything happens – activities and places to see are spread across the island.

Hotel Calypso

They offer reduced rates for kids, a babysitting service (at a charge) and their restaurants have kids’ menus.

Kempinski San Lawrenz

They have a kids’ pool, kids’ club and kid-friendly items on the menu.

Ta Cenc Hotel

Also have a kids’ pool and kid-friendly items on the menu.

Farmhouse & Airbnb

Gozo is well-known for its many options for ‘farmhouse accommodation’. Most come with their own private pool, but only a handful have fences or other baby-proofing facilities in place. While farmhouses are baby friendly, in the sense that you get your own kitchen with all amenities and a crib, and you get all the privacy you need, they’re not specifically built for babies and so there may be open staircases, blind cords, and, as already noted, easily accessible pools you have to be careful about.

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PLAY

Activities for children ages 0-5

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

Each town and village has its own park, locally known as playing fields. Indoor play areas are currently closed due to COVID-19 regulations. Once rules change, the one in Victoria is fun for kids. There’s also a Montessori-inspired playspace in Qala which is open for free play at specific hours during the week.

Must visit to Ramla Bay – as long as your little one is not too sensitive to strange textures, they’ll have the time of their lives playing and building sandcastles on this beach.

PLAY

Activities for older kids

Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.

In summer, the beach is the place to be. Ramla bay is a must in both summer or winter.

Each town and village has its own park, locally known as playgrounds.

Indoor play areas are currently closed due to COVID-19 regulations. Once rules change, the one in Victoria is fun for kids. There’s also a Montessori-inspired playspace in Qala which is open for free play at specific hours during the week.

Exploring Citadella and it’s rich history.

Animal lovers will appreciate Dreams of Horses Farm – it’s also a learning experience for kids as the owner takes his time to explain how all animals are cared for and fed, as well as shares plenty of interesting facts.

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PLAY

Parks & Playgrounds

As we’ve noted, most towns and villages have outdoor play areas.

Our favourites are in Gharb, Marsalforn, and Nadur.

If you’re travelling with a pet, there are pet parks in Qala and Xaghra.

FOOD

Family-friendly cafés & restaurants

The majority of cafés and restaurants on the island are child-friendly. There are only a handful of fine dining restaurants that do not allow children. Most restaurants would be happy to prepare something for your little one, and they all have highchairs available, too. There are no restaurants or cafés with a play area, though. 

Qbajjar

Beppe’s

Il-Kartell

Ta’ Karolina

The Candy Café

The Boat House

Country Terrace

The Black Cat Café

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TRANSPORTATION

Getting Around

You’d be much better off renting your own car – otherwise getting around by taxi, but drivers might not have car seats available.

The bus system is mostly punctual, but there might not be a direct route to everywhere you wish to explore. Boarding and alighting buses with a pram/stroller is doable, but in summer, as the island gets busier, it may be trickier.

Health

Medical

The Health Center in Victoria accepts walk-ins for any medical attention your family may need during your stay. Make sure to pack your health card!

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Insider Tips

Toy Shops

The Model Shop at The Duke and Toy Metro, both in Victoria have an extensive toy selection.

Village Feasts

A mash up of religion, tradition, colours, fireworks and balloons. Everything was put on pause because of the pandemic but it’s all set to return this summer! It’s good to be aware though that younger children may not appreciate the sound of fireworks - so be prepared for that in case it happens.

Seasonality

While most locals don’t swim in Autumn and Winter, sea temperatures average at 18 degrees in December.

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