Once the holidays draw to an end the Maltese as a whole grumble and groan about the winter but with mild temperatures and 300 days of sunshine there is plenty to enjoy during a Maltese winter that just don’t work during the summer. So get outside, breathe some fresh air and start to look forward to winter instead of dreading it.
Nothing beats a sunny day in winter, so rather than simply finding a café that has tables outside in the sun, make the most of winter sunshine and do something a little more active. Laser tag is a fun way to get your heart rate up and fill your lungs with some fresh air whilst having a good time. Taking place in some of Malta’s wooded areas like Buskett or Miżieb, the aim of the game is to tag opponents with specialist taggers. A cross between tag and hide and seek, this is a fun activity to do with the kids or even as an adult only group. This is a group activity that not only encourages physical activity but also teamwork as you plan strategies to take the other team down.
Love the sea but think it’s a no go over the winter? All you need to do is drive along the coast road to see a bunch of enthusiasts all getting more than just their toes wet when the waves are crashing. With a wet suit to keep you warm, learning to windsurf can make you look forward to the winter when everyone else is tucked under a blanket watching movies and complaining about the wind. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Windsurf Malta keep you up to date on weather conditions and where best to launch, or if you’re looking to learn you can find classes to suit your level. You’re bound to meet lots of like-minded people who love to get up and go.
If you think you’ve watched enough thrillers to know all the answers this is one for you. If you were locked in a room with no way out how would you escape? The idea of the game is that participants are “locked” in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and find clues to escape the room within 60 minutes. When the weather is wet in Malta it is really wet and outdoor activities grind to a halt, so whether you are breaking out of a classroom or a spaceship, this is a fun way to while away a rainy afternoon.
Rocky terrain and sheer cliffs characterise the Maltese landscape, so instead of complaining that we don’t have much countryside, learn to love what we’ve got. There is no better way to enjoy the rocks than scaling their surfaces. This adventure sport is growing among locals along with an increasing number of foreign visitors coming to explore the 1300 climbing routes along the islands. Various styles of climbing can be experienced from traditional and sports climbing to bouldering, deep water soloing, sea level traversing and abseiling.
PechaKucha night is a little like “a box of chocolates”, you never know what you are going to get. So what is pechakucha night? An informal gathering of creatives, this is a time for thinking and drinking. A number of presenters have 20 images, each for 20 seconds to share their ideas. Developed in Tokyo in 2003 this has spread across the world to over 900 cities where anyone can present anything from creative projects, passions or prized collections of Nana Mouskouri records.
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