PlayMobil Fun Park
It's no secret that our children are the biggest Lego Fans ever! We could not however pass up the opportunity to visit the PlayMobil Fun Park whilst we were in Malta. It was George's 3rd birthday, so a perfect excuse. They have a factory tour which the eldest 3 had great fun on, as unfortunately the minimum age is 5 years old. George had a fabulous time playing in the play area though!
PlayMobil Fun Park Opening Times
We had to change buses at Valetta to get on the X4 route to get to the park and managed to arrive before it opened. Fortunately there were larger than life figures in the castle themed area out the front to entertain the children. George really wanted the sword - see below!
Please refer to the official PlayMobil Fun Park website for current opening times.
At time of publishing this post opening times were:
- Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 10.00hrs to 18.00hrs
- Friday and Saturday From 10.00hrs to 22.00hrs
- Closed: 25th December, 1st January & Good Friday
Great Fun for Kids of ALL Ages!
Our children had a fabulous time in the main hall. There was a specific area for toddlers with train tracks and buildings to create. Here's a photo of George having fun by himself after the large school group had left!
PlayMobil Fun Park Main Hall
The PlayMobil Fun Park has a main hall with smaller areas to explore. There were plenty of PlayMobil figures and toys to play with. A large toddler school group was in at the same time as us and were not that well supervised. Our children followed them around fixing the displays up after the other children destroyed them! The outside area was undergoing refurbishment and renovation when we visited - one downside to visiting in the quieter off season.
PlayMobil Fun Park Birthday Party
So we didn't strictly speaking have a birthday party, but you can book them. We opted for the factory tour for the 3 eldest children as George was turning three. The minimum age is 5 years old. You have to wear closed toe, flat shoes for health and safety. Photography and electronic devices are strictly forbidden - so sorry no photos of the factory at all. It was fabulous, very educational and the children were fascinated by the processes. They did decide though that it would be boring building the same figure or animal all day every day though!
The 'Smiling Faces in the Making Tour' costs €8.50 each. For that price you get the 45 minute tour, a memento figure which you build yourself (see image below), free refreshments at the cafe, free entry to the play area and a 10% discount at the onsite shop per person. We paid just €2.40 for George to play and €1.20 per accompanying adult in the play areas. Snacks and drinks were extra for us adults and George as not included in the play area entrance fee. The cafe owner was fabulous in accommodating our gluten and peanut free needs, letting us know our safe options.
George was so happy playing that he did not notice I was missing for nearly an hour with the older 3 children whilst he had his Dad for company!
Surprise Birthday Gifts and Excellent Customer Service
Prior to our visit I had emailed about the factory tour for George for his birthday and had expressed disappointment about him not being old enough. George would have loved the 'Smiling Faces in the Making Tour', but you do walk around all the machines!
When we returned from the tour the staff had gone out of their way to make George's day special though. They had written 'Happy Birthday George' on the large chalk board over the seating area. The cafe owner made up a plate of gluten free rice cakes with pink icing on, complete with a PlayMobil candle figure. The biggest surprise was the free bag of PlayMobil farm animals for George. He was so happy!
Buckets of PlayMobil Figures!
As well as theydisplays of fair grounds, vehicles and castles to play with, there were large buckets full of figures. Here are a few of my favourite images of our eldest and youngest exploring these buckets in their own unique ways.
George had to have that particular figure from the bottom of the large bin. Jack sorted, built and then lined up a large number of identical figures with the patience and precision of an Aspie!
George's Birthday Present from the Staff!
These are the PlayMobil farmyard figures that were in George's birthday bag!
Thank You PlayMobil Malta!
George and the PlayMobil Dragon
PlayMobil FunPark Family Photo
We always try and get a family photo at each place we visit. Generally we have a grumpy face, a silly face, an about to run off and at least two people saying sausages or... you get the idea. This was the best in front of the PlayMobil Malta poster and it's a little fuzzy - sorry about that!
10% Discount at Shop with Tour Ticket!
So we also treated George to some more PlayMobil from the PlayMobil Fun Park onsite shop making sure to use our 10% discount from the Factory tour entrance tickets. I may have bought myself a PlayMobil Penguin keyring.
Sorry PlayMobil but George still loves Lego more, especially if it's Batman!
Buy PLAYMOBIL Online
You do not have to visit the PlayMobil factory and onsite store at the PlayMobil Fun Park to buy the PlayMobil range. You can buy PlayMobil online via Amazon. Some examples are below. As always with our Amazon links - no additional costs to you, but the small commissions help to keep our site operational and us exploring the world with our children. Thanks for your support!