Fun things to do with your kids this weekend: May 26-28, 2023

Cartoon characters, colourful flowers, music and more are awaiting children and their families this weekend.
The Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt Malta will see the channel’s favourite characters come to live in the streets of Valletta this weekend.

Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt Malta

The third edition of the fun-filled event for all the family is taking place in Valletta on Saturday and Sunday.

A Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt map will act as a guide for children to experience a series of character-themed zones across multiple locations in the heart of Valletta.

Activities will include a Transformers Zone on Republic Street starring a life-size Bumble Bee Transformer, a Nickelodeon Dance Party at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, featuring some of Nickelodeon’s biggest animated stars, a PAW Patrol Zone in Jean De Valette Square, and a SpongeBob SquarePants Zone, where families will be able to experience the world’s most famous sea-sponge like never before.

Across all the zones, children and families will be able to enjoy exclusive giveaways, interactive augmented reality photo experiences and character meet-and-greets.

Nickelodeon parades will close each day’s activity, starting from Republic Street and finishing in Triton Square, at 7pm.

In addition to the treasure hunt, children and families will be able to discover the wider island through an exclusive Heritage Malta Trail, running around the treasure hunt weekend, with discounted tickets and offers for some of Heritage Malta’s most family friendly attractions – Għar Dalam, Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra, the National Museum of Natural History and St Paul’s Catacombs.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

The Clothes Snatcher

The Manoel Theatre’s TOI TOI Learning & Participation Programme is presenting the last show of its Baby Series for this season on Friday and Saturday.

This giggle-a-minute show follows a clothes thief on the loose and introduces the young children to notions of right and wrong.

It stars Jeremy Grech from the TOI TOI Collective and puppeteer Sean Briffa.

Two shows are being held at 9.30 and 11am on both days. For tickets and more information, click here.

Festa Fjuri

The Iklin local council is celebrating flowers in an event for all the family in Triq Anton Buttigieg on Saturday.

There will be an Eco Café featuring a number of talks by Jesmond Sciberras from Nature Trust Malta FEE and Carmen Tedesco, who will talk on the use of herbs in recipes, among others; an artists’ section, featuring flower-themed works; and a kitchen garden, where food and drink options that contain flowers and herbs will be available.

The Iklin Scouts Group is organising various activities, while the Għaqda Dilettanti Karnival Għawdex will be presenting a flower-themed dance. 

Also participating in the event will be the Banda San Pio X.

Besides, all Iklin residents may collect petunia seedlings for free, with the aim for them to grow the plant and adorn their balconies and terraces.

The event is being held between 9am and 2pm. It is supported by the Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, the Department for Local Government and the Malta Tourism Authority.

For more information, click here.

A poster for one of the events at Festa Fjuri, taking place in Iklin on Saturday.

It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs

 ŻiguŻajg is screening a fun-packed production for children aged 5 to 7 at Spazju Kreattiv on Saturday and Sunday.

It features some of the most well-known melodies played by three woodwind instruments – the clarinet, the oboe and the bassoon – as it portrays the daily shenanigans of a cat and dog, and their beloved servant, ahem, owner.

There will be screenings on Saturday at 11am and 5pm and on Sunday there will be a sensory friendly show at 11am. For tickets, click here.

For more events and updates, look up the What’s On guide on timesofmalta.com. For more Child articles, click here.

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