Malta is in for a real treat this weekend – and not just because of Halloween.
The island is going all out to celebrate the spooky season, with dozens of special events, parties and club nights planned.
Don’t worry if Halloween isn’t your thing though, there’s plenty of other stuff going on from open days at the Palace in Valletta to rugby in Marsa.
These are our picks of what to get up to in Malta this weekend:
Open Day at the Palace in Valletta
The Palace in St George’s Square in Valletta will be open for free on Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
It was one of the first buildings to be built in Valletta, back in 1571.
You can tour the Throne Room, where the Queen delivered several speeches, as well as the State Rooms including the Hall of the Supreme Council of the Knights.
Heritage Malta will also be opening the amazing Armoury museum for free.
We’ve got a fantastic weekend of rugby coming up in Malta!
The action kicks off at the Marsa Sports Ground at 1.30pm on Saturday when Stompers play Kavallieri in the Cisk Lager League.
That’s followed by Falcons against Overseas at 3.30pm.
Halloween Disco Bowling
Eden SuperBowl is hosting a Halloween edition of Disco Bowling on Saturday from 8.30pm.
Have a great time with your friends bowling in the dark. Check out the cool glow effect on the lanes and bowling balls!
Halloween at the Eden Cinemas
Enjoy a spooky Halloween at the Eden Cinemas in St Julian’s from 4pm with loads of surprises.
The Addams Family are making their way back to the big screen in the first animated comedy about the ghoulish clan.
Don’t forget to dress up for Halloween. The 12 best costumes will win special prizes.
Open day at the catacombs in Rabat
St Paul’s and St Augustine’s Catacombs will be open to the public for free this weekend.
Heritage Malta is throwing open the doors on Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
St Paul’s Catacombs are spread over an underground area of 7,000 square metres in Rabat.
A few metres along the street are St Augustine’s Catacombs.
Cover photo: Larissa Minatto Skrobot