Also known as Sweethaven, Popeye Village is the actual set that was used for the 1980s musical of Popeye that starred Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall. Since then the set has grown into one of Malta's major tourist attractions and it is a must for those travelling with children in Malta. Kids can wander around the authentic wooden buildings such as the bakery, post office and school house. There are lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including meeting famous cartoon characters, boat rides, water trampolines, sun bathing decks, and lots of educational and creative games. The park also now boasts the Popeye Comic Museum, which showcases more than a hundred original comics dating back to 1936. For adults there is a winery that offers free wine tastings and the chance to learn something about filmmaking from the animation crew that gives tours of the set. There are various places to get food and drinks. There is also a small park with a number of rides designed for young children. Popeye Village hosts fun events for kids but also organises adult events like team building exercises upon request. The little village is gorgeously situated and quite charming. The opening times and activities vary according to the season so it is best to check the official website listed below for information before visiting to avoid disappointment.
Address: Anchor Bay, Mellieha
Telephone: 2152 4782/3/4
Opening times: Open daily. August and 1-20 December 9:30am-7pm; 21 December to 6 January 9:30am-8:30pm; March to July and September to October 9:30am-5pm; November and January to February 9:30am-4:30pm.
Admission: Free entry. Tokens can be bought for rides.