Fun things to do with your kids this weekend: March 31 to April 2, 2023

Sean Borg, Analise Mifsud and Philippa Naudi in Paramm Paramm: Teatru u Mużika għall-Bravi u l-Imqarbin.

Paramm Paramm: Teatru u Mużika għall-Bravi u l-Imqarbin

A new production in Maltese for children (aged 5+) will bring the imaginative world of poet and writer Immanuel Mifsud to life through theatre and music.

Under the direction of Marta Vella, poems from Mifsud’s book Paramm Paramm: Ktieb għall-Bravi u l-Imqarbin are being adapted for the stage. The poetry is also being scored with original music by musical director Kris Spiteri.

Spiteri’s compositions, as well as Mifsud’s poetry, will be performed by three actor musicians: Philippa Naudi (from The New Victorians), Annalise Mifsud (actress and pianist, Min Imissu?) and Sean Borg (winner of the 45th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu). The trio will be acting, singing and playing various instruments live.

Paramm Paramm: Teatru u Mużika għall-Bravi u l-Imqarbin is being staged at Theatre Next Door in Magħtab from March 31 to April 2. Tickets can be booked from www.tnd.com.mt.

The Udjenza production is supported by Arts Council Malta, as well as APS Bank with the participation of the Aġenzija Nazzjonali tal-Litteriżmu and Klabb Kotba Maltin.

Baby Series: Strings, Songs and Stories

The third in TOI TOI’s four-part Baby Series will introduce young children (aged 0-4) to the world of string instruments, with music matched with dynamic storytelling.

The event features four string musicians from the Malta Youth Orchestra, TOI TOI Collective artist Michaela Agius and is led by music director Maria Conrad. It includes music from Disney, Stranger Things, Taylor Swift, opera and Eurovision.

The show is being held at the Manoel Theatre’s Studio Theatre on March 31 and April 1 at 9.30 and 11am. For tickets, click here.

Read more about the show here.

Sarah & Duck: Play and Explore

ŻiguŻajg, the arts festival for children and young people, is screening Sarah & Duck: Play and Explore for children aged two to four at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta on Sunday, April 2 at 11am.

The young audience will see Sarah and her duck explore around town, from the many departments in the Big Shop to the pond in the park with some ducks seeking a princess and a very inquisitive frog.

They also create a bird-friendly version of Duck’s favourite video game in the back garden and discover an arcade on the beach where Sarah takes on a dance challenge.

For tickets, visit www.ziguzajg.org/sarah-duck.

Strawberry picking experience

St Andrews Farm in Swieqi is holding a strawberry-picking event on April 1, where young children can pluck juicy, ripe berries straight from the land.

There will also be a craft station and a gardening area, while a face painter will also transform the kids into a strawberry princess or a pirate.

For tickets, visit showshappening.com.

Easter celebrations at Popeye’s Fun Farm

A brand new fun farm has opened at Popeye Village, where Popeye and his gang have prepared a fun-filled Easter celebration.

Among other attractions are:

• A number of Easter animation shows, including a puppet show and a Popeye and Friends show;
• Dancing during the Bunny Hop Kids Dance;
• Easter Parade-Dance, where children can meet the huggable bunny Ricky and his friends;
• A special sweet Easter treat for all paying children;
• An Easter egg-hunt
• A free printed photo for all paying children;
• Wooden farm animals;
• A photo opportunity with all the special characters;
• Farm-games for the little ones;
• Easter crafts;
• Face-painting; Easter games for all the family;
• Goodies for the winners of the games.

The entrance fee also includes entrance to the new mini park, use of the nine-hole mini golf course and use of the kids’ obstacle course and wooden games.

The Easter celebrations at Popeye Village open today and run until April 16. For more information, visit the venue’s Facebook page.

Enjoy your weekend!

For more events happening around the Maltese islands, check out the What’s On guide on timesofmalta.com. For more Child articles, click here.

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