Playground Guide: Train Station’s Park, Birkirkara

gnien l-istazzjon birkirkaraIf you’re ever around Birkirkara and need a break from the traffic, head to Train Station’s Park.

Known in Maltese as “Il-Ġnien ta’ l-Istazzjon”, the gardens are a special site – they were once home to Malta’s own train station. The beautiful station building still stands in the middle of the park, with a train carriage on display – a fun feature for little tots who love trains!

Play EquipmentYes, both for young kids and older ones + wheelchair accessible swing.
CaféFull blown restaurant, with sheltered dining area.
Wheelchair AccessYes
Open SpacePlenty!
SecurePark entry on either end is gated, but gate is open during the day.
Dog FriendlyYes, on leash.
Picnic AreaBenches around the park, but dining area next to restaurant
Dedicated ParkingNo. Street parking available by the entrance next to BOV.
BonusesWheelchair accessible swing, historic train station feature and water fountain.
Public ToiletsYes.
The playground

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The play equipment is split into three main areas:

  • The swings
  • The jungle gym for older kids
  • The jungle gym for tiny tots

The swings area includes a wheelchair-accessible swing and standing game equipment, backed by a huge Buzz Lightyear and Rex from Toy Story.

The space

Shaded by huge, beautiful trees, this one’s a great spot for hot summer months. There’s plenty of room for kids to run around freely, and a fully fledged restaurant right next to a sheltered outdoor dining area.

There are plenty of benches throughout the length of Train Station’s Park, and entrances on either side – you can enter from the side of the Birkirkara bus station or from the road leading to St Aloysius college.

Where to find Train Station’s Park:

For more playpark guides and things to do around Malta and Gozo, check out our Activities section. 

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