Welcome to our city by the sea

From beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries, there's plenty to see and do in Sunderland. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces. Culturally its offer includes Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in the UK. This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

 

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The Sunderland International Airshow is the biggest free airshow in Europe and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, with hundreds of thousands of people enjoying magnificent flying displays and activities on the ground.

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RT : The Park Lane opens this Friday at 10.am for five weeks of fun and festivities… https://t.co/hpgIzqAZnt 2 hours 9 min ago
Our Christmas lights switch on is tomorrow! There’s no fireworks this year but get wrapped up and join a… https://t.co/y94YhF60k4 1 day 59 min ago
RT : We're really excited about the Sunderland Diwali Festival 2017 happening here at National Glass Centre this Sunday… https://t.co/YDHS7IQlJD 1 day 3 hours ago
Park Lane Christmas market is opening this Friday, with a wide range of gifts, treats and eats. Put us down for a s… https://t.co/E07KJI0tai 1 day 19 hours ago
RT : Port 300 - an exhibition all about 300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland🚢⚓ Fascinating… https://t.co/tWdzsiHvXy 2 days 6 hours ago
Got your panto tickets yet? Oh no you haven’t? Get them quick, 4 weeks until show time . https://t.co/vGogtoPZeG 5 days 2 hours ago
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RT : Just a few weeks left of our EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on entries to the and ! Don't miss out. Ente… https://t.co/hsNViSYkTi 6 days 17 hours ago
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Wow that’s a big Christmas tree! Preparations well underway in Keel Square for the Christmas lights switch on, Thur… https://t.co/lePbH9yRuG 6 days 23 hours ago
RT : For any lovers of Sunderland and local history, our DVD will make a great Christmas gift and is now available for £… https://t.co/thK6TjX0uQ 1 week 1 day ago
RT : An Evening of Swing and Sparkle - book your Christmas party night . 4 courses, live music. Only £35pp!… https://t.co/b5Dt32RRiB 1 week 1 day ago
There’s a winter craft and food after at on Saturday with gifts, food, children’s activities and more.… https://t.co/lzCLgu3S1K 1 week 2 days ago

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