Gozo is a fascinating island with numerous sites to visit and experience as a family, as well as a range of activities that bring your family together. From horseback riding in the countryside or along the coast to relaxing on the beach with your children, it’s easy to see why Gozo is a family holiday paradise.
Why is Gozo a good location for family Holidays?
One of the most significant advantages is that, because Gozo is a tiny island, everything is within walking distance, and there are no long and monotonous excursions to endure with little children strapped in the back seat. When you tell your children, “We’ll be there in 2 minutes!” in Gozo, you’re not lying because the island can be crossed in less than 20 minutes. Overall, this means a stress-free vacation with more time for enjoyment!
What family holiday activities can be done in Gozo?
Family vacations are usually about spending quality time together, catching up, having fun, and creating memories while growing up together. Gozo provides the possibility to accomplish all of this and much more!
Here are our top suggestions for activities in Gozo:
Spend a day at Ramla Bay – This is the perfect beach to combine fun for the children, and relaxation for the adults. The beach is easily accessible by car and you can be on the sandy beach within 2 mins from parking! There’s the sand to keep the children entertained, safe and shallow waters, and deck chair and umbrella rentals all around. You can either plan a picnic or go to one of the restaurants with ample choices for the whole family. And of course, there’s ice-cream trucks.
Explore the magical Citadella – The old fortified city, Gozo’s very own version of a castle. Children’s imagination can go wild here, while also learning about the history of the island and exploring the museums around. Lovely views, good location for a family lunch.
Go back to Prehistoric times – Gozo is home to one of the oldest temples in the entire world, the UNESCO Heritage site of Ggantija. Here your children will awe at the spectacular formations, while also gaining insights into the prehistoric period and the world around them. This site can make historical visits for parents, also interesting for the young ones.
Go on a boat ride in Dwejra – Take your children on a boat ride, in traditional Maltese boats, through some caves and coves. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can get the boat ride from the island sea.
Flying Kites while having a picnic – Being an island, windy days are common throughout the year. While offering a cooling breeze on hot summer days, it’s also great fun for children to play around with kites while on a family picnic in nature. You can try Xlendi, Sanap Cliffs, Chambray, or Blankas garden.
Trying some water sport activities – Whether you’d like something safe and simple as renting out a paddle boat or canoe, or if you’d like to be more adventurous and try snorkelling, diving or jet ski rides. Almost every beach has a variety of water sports you can try any day.
Hiking around and enjoying the sunsets – Simple family fun in nature. There’s plenty of it, and every location has its unique views and charm.
Cultural events – Being a very family centric island, there’s always something going on to for family entertainment. In summer there are the weekly religious festivities, and local fairs with games and pony rides and lots of animals all around. There are often concerts, food festivals and similar events which always have an area for children’s entertainment such as bouncy castles and others.
Visit Local Farms – A family visit to see gentle farm animals might be a great activity for a day out on Gozo for most children. We suggest that you include a stop at The Ta’ Mena Estate in Marsalforn Valley on your schedule since it is a fun day out for the whole family. The estate’s olive trees, vineyards, and vegetable shop are open for tours. While the adults enjoy some delectable cuisine and wine, the kids can meet some horses, goats, and hens. The estate also provides pony trap rides. The Dreams of Horses farm in Xaghra is another excellent family destination. Dreams of Horses provides specialized treatment with horses for children and adults suffering from a variety of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues.
What’s the best accommodation for a family holiday in Gozo?
When it comes to accommodation in Gozo for families, the best option is always one with a pool. Gozo has plenty of old traditional farmhouses that have been renovated into modern holiday homes.
Here at il-Wileg, we have the following options for your family holiday.
Rent out an entire private farmhouse that accommodates up to 7 people. You’ll have an entire pool to yourselves, with a garden and BBQ area. And there’s even a jacuzzi! Fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, with the owner of the property living right next door and always happy to help.
- Family rooms at our bed and breakfast
If you prefer to have more interaction with a host and a delicious daily breakfast, you can choose one of our family rooms at the bed and breakfast.
You can choose from
- Żebbuġa – A luxurious triple suite with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and living room.
- Pimpernel – A modern triple room with a working space.
Need assistance in planning your family trip to Gozo? Get in touch with us.