October Ahoy! Pleasures and treasures abound at Valletta Waterfront

Join in the seafaring, corsair-themed month of free activities. Enjoy quality time with family, friends and other rowdy swashbucklers against a backdrop of historic bastions, fortifications and the sea.

The Valletta Waterfront combines food, retail and entertainment within a maritime hub, which for the past years has proved to be a highly popular destination. The small chapel of the Flight to Egypt by the Holy Family further creates a unique ‘village’ ambience.

October’s balmy weather is perfect for a stroll along the promenade by the water’s edge. For those in search of a relaxing time with good food and entertainment, the Valletta Waterfront’s many restaurants and bars present a variety of offerings catering to different tastes. The establishments’ indoor dining areas are situated inside the tastefully refurbished, historical stores, originally constructed by Grand Master Pinto in 1752. Today, ushering in a modern era, the iconic doors have been revived with an artistic impression of colour, representing the storage of goods from days past: blue for fish, green for produce, yellow for wheat and red for wine.

An exquisite place at any time of the day -  relax with a coffee in the morning watching the small boats bobbing along, occasionally the bigger cruise ships with their bustling activity; a bite to eat at lunchtime; or a lovely meal of whatever takes your fancy at sundown, with magnificent views of the historic Grand Harbour.

Browse the shopping outlets for interesting gifts including local trinkets – from ceramics, mouth-blown glass, jewellery, to that book you’ve been meaning to buy and more.

Every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon during October will present a mix of music, stalls, giveaways and fun educational games for all including life-size battle ship, mini boat races, ring toss and more. Little guests can also enjoy free activities such as balloon modelling, face painting, crafts, games, colouring-ins, meet & greets with all-time favourite characters, puppet shows, bouncy castles and more.

Don't miss:

  • Children's entertainment (Saturdays 7 PM to 10:30 PM, & Sundays, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM)
  • Giant outdoor games (Saturdays 7 PM to 10:30 PM, & Sundays, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM)
  • Sing-alongs (Sundays, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)
  • Naqraw Flimkien/Let's Read Together literacy sessions for children (Sundays, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

Spooky maritime fun is expected during the last weekend of October in time for Halloween. The little ones will have the opportunity for trick and treating amidst the spooky décor and roaming children’s animation.

Arriving to the Valletta Waterfront:

  • Valletta circular bus (133) from the main bus terminal.
  • Valletta Waterfront features on most hop-on hop-off buses’ routes. You will be dropped off a few metres away.
  • The Upper Barrakka panoramic lift. It is also possible to combine the ticket for the lift with the ferry crossing across the Grand Harbour to or from The Three Cities.
  • Electric cabs are available from just outside Valletta.
  • Taxis to the Valletta Waterfront are available to and from your accommodation.
  • Parking is also convenient. One may park on the quays at a flat rate, in the Atrium parking located in the middle of the promenade, or free of charge on the road itself. 

For more information visit www.vallettawaterfront.com/octoberahoy for event updates.

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