If you’ve ever wanted to take your kids to the Maitland Gaol, now’s the perfect time to do it.
To celebrate the 2021 New South Wales Heritage Festival, Maitland Gaol will launch characterisations of Snitch & Friends this month at the iconic landmark.
The fun-loving personalities, who feature in the children’s self-guided audio tour Snitch’s Gaol Exploration, are set to be characterised in the site for the youngsters to find as they complete the self-guided audio tour on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May from 10am until 3pm on both days.
“We try to do something entertaining each year to celebrate the NSW Heritage Festival,” the gaol’s service delivery officer Zoe Whiting said.
“To tie in with the 2021 theme, Our Heritage for the Future, we’ll unveil the nine characters from Snitch’s Gaol Exploration, which hopefully further engages our younger visitors in the local heritage of the site.
“Children will be front and centre for one weekend only, with free entry for them across the Saturday and Sunday.
“This includes the self-guided audio tour, which is downloaded to their own device.
“Parents can listen to the children’s version, too.
“Or, they’re able to download the adults’ adaption, Maitland Gaol Revealed, which follows the same route.
“The self-guided audio tour takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.”
Children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-booking tickets is encouraged online at www.maitlandgaol.com.au/heritagefestival to ensure the site remains a COVIDSafe environment.
“Come along, bring the kids and experience the self-guided audio tour with Maitland Gaol’s new characterisations,” Maitland City Council’s team leader marketing Cassie Renshaw said.
“We’ll also have a selfie station set up to grab a photo with Snitch and Squealer and some giveaways for our young visitors.
“While entry for children is free, they must be accompanied by an adult.
“So, make sure you pack your own device and headphones to listen to the self-guided audio tour.”
Admission for adults is $19 per person and a concession ticket is $13.