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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Roker Park has welcomed back the annual illuminations for the last two years. This popular event attracts thousands of families to the historical park to enjoy lit displays.

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Registrations for Penshaw Bowl are now open! It’s a free event, taking place on Good Friday, 30 March at Herrington… https://t.co/wTgRQgvYiP 2 days 11 hours ago
RT : The Nose That Nobody Picked is a rip-snorting family musical adapted for the stage from the award-winning book by D… https://t.co/MVvffyqmk2 4 days 2 hours ago
RT : Watch at 8pm tomorrow, (Thursday, February 15) to see the Red Arrows feature in the latest episode of Sea C… https://t.co/cq5cv6CZug 4 days 2 hours ago
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RT : Don't miss the amazing hour long on BBC 2 at 8pm this Thursday. https://t.co/x6e5ZggJo5 5 days 2 hours ago
RT : A trip to Roker Pier & Lighthouse is a brilliant day out for all the family this half-term. Nothing will beat Downe… https://t.co/WNB2KDQZDX 6 days 12 hours ago
RT : Come and join us for some fun and make a pirate portrait! 🏴‍☠️We're in the pottery gallery all day, the a… https://t.co/Nps5OXVvlD 6 days 12 hours ago
RT : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Sunderland on Wednesday 21st February, where they will officially open… https://t.co/P6LPbQ7Bn6 1 week 1 day ago
Amazing opportunities to dine and sail on the spectacular Tall Ships this summer https://t.co/G3HBQobfrc 1 week 3 days ago
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RT : Come along to Bright Sparks family fun event this Saturday from 10am for a day of activities and cha… https://t.co/mYTGg5WUP7 1 week 4 days ago
RT : The is almost upon us! Come and join in the celebrations for on Sat 17 Feb, 11am to 3… https://t.co/idnXWMZ4lA 1 week 4 days ago
Exciting news! is one of the venues to host this amazing exhibition, in February 2019. https://t.co/LItr4PiWHC 1 week 4 days ago
RT : Looking for ideas for fun to keep the kids entertained? 🤔 Why not get them on our🇨🇳 Chinese Zodiac Animal… https://t.co/XW7it4SFEx 1 week 6 days ago

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