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Family Guide to Malta

27th January 2020 - 5:29pm

Swimming in St Peter's Pool Malta

Swimming in St Peter's Pool Malta

When your recommending a holiday for the whole family, keeping everyone happy might seem a daunting task; especially if they’ve got older children. Long gone are the days of buckets and spades, it’s time to find a getaway which will keep teenagers entertained, without losing the feeling of a traditional family holiday. The English-speaking Maltese Islands boast over 300 days of sunshine each year and are just a short three-hour flight away from the UK.


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The Maltese Islands are perfect for an Easter getaway during the kid's holidays. Easter is widely celebrated in Malta; unmissable processions, Easter vigils and other spectacular traditions take place during the Holy Week. Be sure to try figolla, an almond-filled pastry in the traditional shape of a rabbit, lamb, fish or heart, covered in icing sugar, for a Maltese Easter treat.


Earth Garden

Earth Garden is an art, music and culture festival held annually in the summer holidays. Presenting a number of stages, a musical playground, food court, enchanted forest, ethnic market and fun park; the festival appeals to the whole family. The festival showcases both local and international musicians playing eclectic genres including Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Funk and Alternative Rock.


Summer Carnival

The Malta Carnival is a five-day celebration featuring colourful floats, extravagant costumes and parties into the early hours. The heart of the action takes place in Bugibba, where hundreds of people gather during the parade wearing flamboyant costumes, masks and heavy make-up, creating a great party atmosphere. If you’re travelling during the winter months check out the winter carnival held in Malta’s capital city Valletta, and sister island Gozo.


International Fireworks Festival

The annual Malta International Fireworks Festival, held in Valletta’s Grand Harbour and various other locations, takes place at the end of April to commemorate Malta’s accession into the European Union on 1st May 2004. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy each evening free of charge.


Pageant of the Seas

Set against the majestic backdrop of Valletta’s Grand Harbour, the Pageant of the Seas hosts a programme boasting daytime activities including competitive races, visual demonstrations and water acts in June each year. The nights are particularly spectacular; offering a colourful celebration on the water.

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