Still feeling the need to get out and about after so long in lockdown?
You're not alone. For the last couple of weeks we've been coming up with ideas to get you out of the house and back into the swing of things in the local area.
Here's a few more.
The Levee One Day Sale - Head into central Maitland this Saturday between 9am and 3pm for The Levee One Day Sale. Over 50 businesses will be slashing prices and offering great sales on selected items. In addition, simply spend $20 or more at participating stores to go in the draw to win a massive shopping spree up to $5000. Visit here for more details
Purple Pear Farm - Take a tour of the Purple Pear Farm in Anambah, just 15 minutes from the centre of Maitland, and be immersed in a hands on experience. The team at Purple Pear Farm offer a variety of tours and courses, ranging from a simple farm tour through to more detailed courses such as Introduction to Permaculture or setting up a Mandala garden. To find out more visit here.
Grab a craft beer on tap - The popularity of craft beer has exploded over the past few years, and with pubs across Maitland reopening now's your chance to try a glass of something. At The Pourhouse, which has been an institution for over six years, the owners continue to bring you their curated discoveries from every corner of Australia and beyond. Down the other end of High Street, The Whistler catches the eye with an extensive list of craft beers on tap. Further afield in Morpeth, within the confines of The Commercial Hotel you will find Morpeth Brewery where you can enjoy a pint overlooking the historic Morpeth Bridge.
Take the family on a bike ride - Maitland provides a variety of bicycle facilities for your enjoyment so get out the push bike and cycle your way around town. Within Maitland Park, a wide shared pathway looping 1.8km around the perimeter and a children's bike path located beside the playground area is available. The shared path along the Hunter River provides a scenic route for cyclists away from busy roads and a provision of bicycle parking facilities about town offers people the option to ride to their destination. For more information visit here.
Central Maitland Heritage Walk - On the Maitland Heritage Walk marvel and learn the history of buildings dating back to the mid 1800s including, Grossman House, St Mary's Church and Grand Central Hotel. Commencing at Maitland Railway Station, the walk takes you to 35 sites where you can take a look back in time and explore the Maitland of today and yesteryear. Why not make a day of it and grab a bite to eat while you take in the picturesque views of the Hunter River? For more information download a copy of the map here.