It is that time of year again; the days are shortening, light is fading and the sun is losing its strength.
The long, lazy days of summer are a distant memory, and thoughts are turning towards the big winter events.
But what to do in between?
It can be easy to feel at a loss in the long winter months, but the good news is that there are a huge range of activities and sights to see and explore this winter in Malta: you will be wishing you had more time to see it all!
1. Velocity Trampoline
When the days seem long, the weather is far from ideal, and everyone simply has far too much energy to remain cooped up, the velocity trampoline is without a doubt one of the ideal things to do in Malta.
The park is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, and offers something to suit everyone!
Whether you are a budding gymnast, an aspiring athlete, or just want to let off some steam, the site is fully equipped to allow you to focus on having fun!
With a range of features such as jousting, a ‘tumble track’ and a wall-to-wall jump space, this is the perfect activity for kids of all ages and is an ideal solution for those rainy days.
How many bones are in the human body? How many dogs would it take to fly to the moon? Does gravity work underwater?
If all of these and many other crucial questions are keeping you awake at night, then a visit to the Esplora Interactive Science Centre is definitely in order!
This is one of the must-see places to visit in Malta and will trick your senses by teaching you things you never realised you didn’t know, whilst also offering an immersive, hands-on approach to science and learning, which will fire up excitement and inspiration in every visitor.
All exhibitions are designed to bring the wonders of science into our everyday lives, using relatable and real-life applications to create a multi-sensory experience.
Perfect for all the family, the sights – including a Planetarium, Activity Centre and Outdoor Adventure Experience amongst many others – are suitable for all, and it is easy to lose a family day wandering the halls and simply enjoying the thrill of discovery.
3. The Point
Are you missing that must have item? Or simply looking to satisfy your shoe craving? Sometimes, you reach a mood where you simply want to shop until you drop.
Whatever your motivations, The Point can provide the answer to any retail issue!
It may seem an unusual inclusion on a list of Malta attractions but The Point has the unique privilege of being the largest shopping mall in Malta.
Situated within the car-free development of Tigne Point, it offers 14,000 square metres of retail glory, housing everything from technology and fashion to leisure and dining – all in one handy space.
The pedestrian focus means that it is safe and stress-free to wonder about – no need to panic over parking, as a number of accessible spaces, are located nearby, and there’s also an underground carpark.
The development is accessible to all visitors, irrespective of any disabilities or additional needs, and offers the perfect place for families of all shapes and sizes to unwind, relax and find everything they could ever need.
Break up a busy days shopping with a trip to one of the many eateries, and chill out at the end of the day with a brand new blockbuster.
An experience for the whole family, The Point is the ultimate experience for shopping in Malta.
4. Soak in the culture
Malta is an island renowned for its extensive history and culture, and this is not only limited to the summer months!
The Manoel Theatre is a key performing arts space in the region and is considered by many to be the national theatre of Malta.
The space at the Manoel Theatre is a wonderful blend of old and new, and hosts a range of shows, operas and performances in both Maltese and English – there is sure to be something for everyone, including a fantastic annual Christmas pantomime – a perfect balm to the dreary winter months!
As an alternative, the wonderful St James Cavalier in Valetta hosts a huge range of productions on screen, including live broadcasts of a range of performances from the National Theatre and other prestigious sources a great opportunity to grab some culture in comfort!
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop!
With such a range of activities to keep you busy, there is no excuse to be bored in Malta this winter.
Whether you are hungry for knowledge, hankering for a decent opera, or simply needing to burn off some energy, there are a huge variety of must-see sites, to guarantee smiles for everyone no matter their age!