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Make the most of Malta’s great outdoors this weekend

Forget the hustle and bustle of life in Valletta, Sliema, Mosta and Bugibba.

Malta’s countryside offers some of the most breathtaking views in the Mediterranean.

And to prove it, Malta’s first natural national park is celebrating its 10th birthday this month.

Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park will be hosting a weekend of events to mark the anniversary, including lots of free activities for children, families and lovers of the great outdoors.

The park will host a Festa Natura on Saturday and Sunday, where you can experience the wilderness of the beautiful Maltese countryside.

What is there to do?

  1. Guided walks: Explore and discover the beautiful park with a guided two-hour walk organised by Ramblers Malta.
  2. Birdwatching: Malta is home to a wide range of bird life, including many protected species. Get to know our bird life better with bird watching sessions.
  3. Photography: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at capturing the beautiful Maltese countryside? Take tips from the best in the business with a free landscape photography class.
  4. Get on your bike: Explore and discover the beauty of the park and soak up the stunning sea views on a guided cycling tour.
  5. Plan a tree: Make a lasting difference to Malta by planting a tree at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park.

What is there to see?

Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park stretches for around 6km from Golden Bay to Anchor Bay.

It includes coastal cliffs, cart ruts, caves, tombs, the iconic Ghajn Znuber Tower and lots of British military architecture.

There are around 430 different species of plants in the park, including some very extreme species.

The park is home to nine bird species known to breed there and several migratory species who visit.

There’s a chance you’ll come across different reptiles and mammals such as hedgehogs, bats, weasels and wild rabbits.

The park’s special nature weekend is happening on December 8 and 9.

Interested? Visit Festa Natura for more information.