Sunday drives and hikes in the countryside have been a part of Maltese tradition for generations, and the island’s relatively untouched north is at the heart of it all. Now, Malta’s first official nature park is set to celebrate its 10 year anniversary in style… and it’s turning into an adventure park to do so!
On the 8th and 9th December, head over to Festa Natura for a weekend of active family adventures to celebrate a decade of The Majjistral Nature and History Park, which will be specially open to the public.
The activities for the weekend are vast and will include yoga sessions for both adults and kids, zip-lining, trekking, abseiling, snorkelling, guided tours, birdwatching, tree potting, kayaking, cycling, archery, educational talks, as well as wildlife and landscape photography.
Oh, and it’s all for free!
The activities are all free of charge however voluntary donations are welcome, and it’s important to know that some need to be booked in advance via the website.
Based on the ethos of ‘learn, explore and sustain’, Festa Natura promises to be a celebration of nature’s bounty and the raw beauty of what Malta’s protected landscape has to offer.
Feed your mind and educate yourselves with expert-led talks focusing on various topics such as marine life, butterflies and more.
The list activities to participate in are endless and the full schedule can be found here.
And over 1,000 trees will be planted at the park throughout the week!
To help commemorate this celebration, everyone is invited to join in with planting trees and clean-up activities throughout the weekend.
Festa Natura is being organised by the Majjistral Nature and History Park, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and the Environment and Resources Authority.