Valletta has several public family restrooms; see www.facebook.com/freshtot for details of locations. Access around Valletta is relatively straightforward in the city's main squares and plazas, but note that negotiating a stroller down stairs and the steeper side lanes and streets is more challenging. Malta's public buses all have low floors and access ramps, and children's menus are routinely offered at many restaurants.

Valletta for Children

Valletta is a great city to wander through with kids. Much of the centre is pedestrianised, there are plenty of child-friendly restaurants (though note some only accept older children) and some places have baby-change facilities. The Upper Barrakka Gardens, with the entertaining Saluting Battery, and Lower Barrakka Gardens are good places for a run around, as is Pjazza San Ġorġ (St George's Sq), with its choreographed fountains.

Excellent museums include the state-of-the-art National War Museum and the Toy Museum, and there's an impressive collection in the Armoury in the Grand Master's Palace. Audiovisuals include Malta 5D and Malta Experience. There are historical re-enactments at Fort St Elmo and cannon firing at Fort Rinella, just outside Valletta. Nearby is the new Esplora science centre, with excellent children's playgrounds and an afternoon's worth of interesting interactive displays. Finally, taking a boat across the harbour always makes for a fun trip.