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Fun events for you and your kids this weekend: June 9 to 11, 2023

This weekend offers families the chance to learn about the oceans, practise sustainability and raise funds for charity
The National Aquarium in Qawra is celebrating World Ocean’s Day this weekend. Photo: Facebook/National Aquarium

World Ocean’s Day celebrations

The Malta National Aquarium in Qawra is celebrating World Ocean’s Day on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

An exciting line-up of activities for the whole family is planned, such as Zumba, a magic show and a meet-and-greet with Pepper the robot from the Oceanography Malta Group at the University of Malta as part of the Corallo project.

Various NGOs are also taking part throughout the weekend, to engage visitors in educational sessions about sharks, marine birds, recycling and marine life. A team from the aquarium will explain how new fish are introduced to their tanks.

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

Night at the Museum

Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum will be open to the public in the evening on Friday, after the event was postponed last month due to bad weather.

Re-enactors will be bringing history to life in every corner of the fort and the museum, allowing visitors to travel back in time through Roman, medieval and early modern eras, right up to the French and British occupation of Malta and World War II.

Visitors will be able to discover the seven sections of the National War Museum covering 7,000 years of Maltese military history. The rooms forming the Harbour Fire Command complex at the very top of Fort St Elmo will also be open to the public.

The fort and the museum will be open from 7 till 10.30pm, with last admissions at 10pm. Tickets will be available at the door at a reduced price of €5 per person. Admission will be free of charge for children up to 11 years old and for Heritage Malta members. There will be refreshments for sale.

Fort St Elmo at night. Photo: Heritage Malta

Kids Clothes Swap

In collaboration with Neil Agius and Wave of Change Malta, Bodyworks in St Julian’s will be organising a children’s clothes swap event on Saturday to support the #dressforchange campaign.

One had to take clothes and toys to swap to Bodyworks on Thursday or Friday, who were to check the items and issue tokens. Through the tokens one can visit on Saturday and “purchase” other clothes that have been brought in.

If one would like to purchase some items but do not have tokens, one can do this by donation.

Any proceeds and leftovers will be donated to a charity yet to be decided.

Bodyworks also be giving two free Pilates sessions in their studio on a first come first served basis. The first class is taking place between 10 and 10.45am and the second one between 11.15 and noon.

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Wag & Walk

A charity pet walk is taking place in Rabat on Saturday.

Funds collected will go towards Fabio Spiteri’s funraising campaign for animal shelters. His aim it to raise €100,000.

The walk will be held between Għajn Għeriexem and Saqqajja at 6.30pm. Registrations starts 30 minutes before the event.

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

Junior Pops

The third edition of the festival featuring young talented singers and musicians is taking place at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria on Saturday at 8pm.

Also taking part are the Turning Pointe Dance Theatre in collaboration with the Gozo Gymnastics Academy and the Piccole Stelle Choir.

Entrance is free.

For more events, visit the What’s On guide on timesofmalta.com. For more Child articles, click here.

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