Make it Maitland this Summer
There’s plenty to do in Maitland this summer. From December to February, a huge range of events and activities will be happening across the city that are perfect for the whole family.
Don’t miss, Christmas at The Levee, Street Eats at your local park, Dive in Cinema and New Year Eve celebrations. Check out the free kid's outdoor activities, community Christmas Carols and school holiday programs at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Gaol and your local libraries, plus so much more.
You’ll find the full Make it Maitland this Summer program at mymaitland.com.au
The Street Eats Get Togethers will take place at a range of locations including new sites across Maitland.
Hosting a changing roster of food trucks with a huge mix of flavours, enjoy some of the best spots the City has to offer and take in some great live music.
To find out more visit mymaitland.com.au/street-eats and don’t forget to share your Street Eats experience on social using #MyMaitland.
LIVE at The Levee is a great start to your weekend, bringing The Levee to life with a variety of live music acts on the third Friday evening of the month.
The next dates to lock in are 20 December, 17 January and 21 February.
For more information you can follow the event on Facebook or visit theleveemaitland.com.au/live-at-the-levee
This Christmas, Santa will be visiting The Riverlink at The Levee to take a break from present making and to meet the children of Maitland. Bring the family to The Levee to get your free digital photo with Santa and participate in a free gingerbread decorating activity while you’re there.
Santa will be at The Riverlink every Thursday from 3.00pm to 7.00pm and every Friday and Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm until 21 December. For times and full details visit theleveemaitland.com.au
As part of a recent review, Council identified areas of opportunity to enhance the Maitland Aquatic Centres’ leisure and recreation service offering at the two facilities. The pilot Dive in Cinema program at East Maitland Aquatic Centre is one new initiative to come out of the review, that will commence over Summer.
The program will take place on 10, 17 and 24 January with each evening featuring an outdoor movie, food stalls, silent disco and a range of family activities.
Tickets are $5 for general entry and $10 for in pool tickets and will go on sale in early December. Go to the Dive in Cinema event to find out more.
Over the next few months, bring the kids along to your local pool and beat the heat. Every day* during the school holidays inflatable fun will be held at East Maitland Aquatic Centre from 11.00am to 3.00pm. You can also access the pool’s super soakers and beach balls, or have a game of volleyball. The splashpad at Maitland Aquatic Centre will be operating daily* from 10.00am until 5.00pm. For opening hours and more details visit maitland.nsw.gov/aquatics
Note that inflatable fun is not held on Christmas Eve or public holidays and is subject to weather conditions.
Stories are everywhere waiting to be discovered, devoured and written by you. Tales of bravery, adventure, love and sadness reside on the library shelves and online.
Join the Summer Reading Club and sign up for the Summer Library Challenge, book into a free Holiday Fun activity or drop in any time to watch a movie, play a giant game, get
your craft on or just chill out. You are the master of your own story so to get started, head to maitlandlibrary.com.au
Unlock the history of Maitland Gaol with a unique school holiday activity where the kids can immerse themselves in the history of the site with a one hour guided tour and activity inspired by past prisoners. You can also take a self guided audio tour and enjoy adults at children’s prices on all guided tours throughout the school holidays. For more information, pricing and bookings head to maitlandgaol.com.au/events
Drop into Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) for see-make-do during Free Art January, a month long festival of fun and creativity. MRAG is an inclusive and accessible venue, so all activities are free with materials supplied. With over 30 events and activities to get involved in, there’s something for kids of all ages to spark their inner creativity. For the full program visit mrag.org.au