5 places to take your kids during the Santa Maria holidays

5 places to take your kids during the Santa Maria holidays
Aug 17 2021 Share

Considering the recent circumstances, entertaining one’s children beyond the confines of their home has become quite the task and few are the outlets that parents can turn to for entertainment. Thankfully, we have compiled a list of 5 places to take your kids during the Santa Maria holidays so parents, this one’s for you.

Bugibba Water Park

Malta’s weather justifies a well-deserved cool down and if you’re in the North area, the Bugibba water park is a spot worth visiting.

Grab an ice-cream from the promenade and watch your children beat the heat in a secure, colourful area.


Esplora Science Centre

Capture your kids’ creativity and hunger for knowledge at Kalkara’s Esplora Interactive Science Centre.

With themed science shows and activities revolving around the theme ‘Our Bodies Inside Out’ kicking off in August, this informal educational and recreational facility is a must-visit.

Posted by Esplora Interactive Science Centre on Friday, 6 August 2021


Malta National Aquarium

A sight to see for all ages, the Malta National Aquarium is window into the world’s marvellous marine life and offers both education and recreation.

Enjoy the sights at each of the 41 tanks and follow your visit with delicious food from La Nave Bistro.

Time to 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙚🕙 Open everyday from 10:00 till 20:00📲 Blue government vouchers are accepted!🚘 Free parking available!

Posted by Malta National Aquarium on Thursday, 12 August 2021



Nothing is as iconic as a multi-coloured children’s play area and Beano’s in Marsascala has just that. Offering both an indoor and outdoor play area with swings, slides and so much more, Beano’s is definitely worth a visit.

Make sure you go there with an empty stomach as Beano’s extensive menu is also sure to satisfy both parents and children alike.

Posted by Beano's on Thursday, 5 July 2018


Playmobil Fun Park

A classic recreation location loved by parents and children alike, the Playmobil Fun Park is an ideal spot for a family day out.

With both an indoor and outdoor play area as well as an official Playmobil shop and Cafeteria, this Ħal Far location makes for an amazing day out.

Posted by Playmobil FunPark Malta on Thursday, 17 September 2020


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Secret prison photo by Peppi Azzopardi reveals ‘inhumane’ jail cell

Secret prison photo by Peppi Azzopardi reveals ‘inhumane’ jail cell
Aug 16 2021 Share

A photo secretly taken in Corradino Correctional Facility and uploaded by Xarabank host Peppi Azzopardi shows the ‘inhumane’ cell some prisoners have to endure. Peppi reveals how this cell is called a ‘single room’, in which a prisoner is locked for over 23 hours everyday and only taken out for one hour. This cell has allegedly held a prisoner for over 50 days following the above mentioned procedure. 

Peppi points to the ‘hole in the ground’, which prisoners use as both a toilet and a source of water to wash their faces. The mattress is also on the ground without any pillows or mattresses, with no fans available in the room as the prisoners have to endure extreme levels of heat. Peppi shockingly reveals how this 3 by 3 metre cell has previously held up to six prisoners at once, all trying to share the inhumane conditions. 


Photo Source: Peppi Azzopardi FB

Massive firework ‘Ballun tal-Blalen’ shines over Gozo for Santa Marija closing

Massive firework ‘Ballun tal-Blalen’ shines over Gozo for Santa Marija closing
Aug 16 2021 Share

As Santa Marija celebrations came to a close,  Jason Folfol’s firework spectacular called ‘il-Ballun tal-Blalen’ lit up the night sky with colour. Folfol works with the Saint Joseph Fireworks in Hal Ghaxaq, with a beautiful snapshot captured by local photographer Daniel Cilia. 

The photograph captures the moment the colourful explosion made the dark sky over Ta’ Cenc’s cliffs a canvas of fireworks. The Maltese are known for their innovation with fireworks, being a crucial and cultural aspect of local feasts. This one is a prime example of how much passion and work goes into such artistry. 


Photo Source: Daniel Cilia

Australian-born athlete aiming to become first Maltese Olympic medallist

Aug 16 2021 Share

Australian-Maltese runner Jared Micallef rejected the chance to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in order to gain Maltese citizenship and represent Malta at the 2024 Paris Olympics. He recently spoke to the Times of Malta newsroom where he revealed why he chose Malta and told them about his past and future aspirations.

Jared told Times of Malta that he chose Malta because “it’s where my roots are from. My grandma and grandpa moved to Australia with my dad and I know how hard they worked to live and raise a family,” he also stated “I’m just really honoured to be part of their legacy and show them how great it could be to represent Malta at the next Olympics in France. If I could make a small island nation more known to the world, it would be amazing.”  Jared also recently became an official Maltese citizen and posted on his Instagram his family and his joy of becoming Maltese.



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Jared will be hoping that this change will leave his past behind him. Micallef suffered many injuries in his past so much so that he admitted that “For a whole year, I did not run at all,”. Jared recently came 2nd in Australia’s Olympic qualifiers, a result that he can be very proud of. The runner also said that he’s thinking of moving to Malta after the pandemic.

We wish Jared the best of luck representing Malta.