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There's plenty of reasons to Make it Maitland this summer

Whether you’re looking for some day trip inspiration or you’re a Maitland local, there’s so much to do in Maitland this summer.

Make it Maitland this summer with a full program of activities and events on from now until February 2024 that the whole family can enjoy!

Grab a bite at Street Eats, chill out in the pool with a classic film, drop in for art activities at the library, and catch the sporting action at the A-League Women Newcastle Jets games at Maitland Regional Sportsground. Here’s a taste of what you can expect as the weather heats up in Maitland.

Street Eats 

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Get outside for a street food feast across Maitland this summer.

Grab a group of friends together to enjoy some local live tunes and a bite to eat from one of your favourite food trucks at Street Eats.

The Street Eats locations, timings, and food trucks vary from month to month, so be sure to follow the My Maitland Facebook page to stay up to date. 

Dive In Cinema 

Dive in Cinema is back on Friday January 26! Making a splash at Maitland Aquatic Centre, Dive in Cinema is a film night complete with entertainment, food, laser tag, lawn games, and free swim time.

Cool off in the pool while you watch movies all evening – the ultimate way to chill out this summer.

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Newcastle Jets in the A-League Women

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Cheer on the Newcastle Jets in the A-League Women as the team makes its way to Maitland Regional Sportsground this season. 

Three home games will be held in Maitland with food stalls and other entertainment available.

Check out the fixtures below:

  • Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix: 5pm February 4, 2024
  • Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar 5pm February 17, 2024
  • Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory: 4pm March 3, 2024

Maitland Regional Art Gallery – Free Art January 

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Maitland Regional Art Gallery has a bumper program of creative fun for families and young people across the summer holidays. Think drop-in art activities, an I Spy art trail and codebreakers, and workshops for all ages.

Make sure you check what’s on so you can book in if needed.

Maitland Gaol 

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Have you visited Maitland Gaol? This summer is your chance, with a range of guided tours and activities available. 

A new view awaits on the brand new Tower Tour, available to book now. Rise seven metres up a spiral staircase to reveal a unique perspective on the gaol and its surroundings below.

Maitland Aquatic Centres 

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Looking to keep cool in the summer heat? Make your way to Maitland Aquatic Centre and East Maitland Aquatic Centre!

Entertain the family over the summer break with a choice of indoor and outdoor swimming options to splash around in. 

The Splash Pad will be open daily from 11.00am to 4.00pm at Maitland Aquatic Centre, and there’s free entry from 10am-4pm at both aquatic centres for Maitland Council’s Australia Day event.

Plus, book into the Holiday Swim Program across January 2024.  

Maitland Libraries 

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If you’re after some indoor fun this summer, join Maitland Libraries these school holidays for stacks of activities (and books of course!)

The libraries will be open late with live storytelling and a silent reading party, or if the littles ones are keen to get creative, they can learn the art of watercolour and collage.

Whether you want to hear a thrilling story, chill out in comfort, or learn a new skill, there’s lots of fun to be had at Maitland Libraries. 

Don’t forget to stay up to date by following My Maitland on Facebook and Instagram