Things to see and do

Sunderland has a whole host of attractions and events, offering a fun-packed family day out, and many are free.

Spending time, rather than money, as a family is so important; sharing experiences and creating lasting memories. Sunderland has a surprising mix of fun things to see and do indoors and out, as well as good value places to eat and drink that can keep the whole family happy and entertained.

Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.

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and the Festival of Light are open every night during half term. Book your tickets online. https://t.co/xyhTquqplj 8 hours 17 min ago
RT : Penshaw Monument new ‘yellow brick road’ path glowing in the morning light this morning. https://t.co/m1xpzFCZJM 9 hours 41 min ago
RT : Stuck for ideas? Then follow our Spooky Trail, discover hidden treasures from ghost 👻 ships to ancient bo… https://t.co/dygwmuT0cv 9 hours 42 min ago
If you're a fan or know someone who is, they'll love this free event tomorrow at the Stadium of Light https://t.co/FjAPNiFBOT 1 day 4 hours ago
Remember everyone, Sunderland Illuminations and the Festival of Light are open every night during half term. Book your tickets online. 1 day 10 hours ago
RT : Fancy going to Sunderland Illuminations? Here's our handy travel guide: https://t.co/hEn8wAI2O5 https://t.co/ymhnu0PC8B 2 days 3 hours ago
RT : Sunderland chefs named amongst best in the country for Italian food at national awards 🇮🇹🍴🍝🍕🍅… https://t.co/j5nGChte78 2 days 4 hours ago
If you're heading to this weekend, please book your tickets online in advance. https://t.co/hVbc2I9VMO 2 days 9 hours ago
RT : Much better views tonight!! Has anyone seen it yet? https://t.co/T2m9Ult0N7 2 days 23 hours ago
Brilliant idea, making the most of our city by the sea, if you're brave enough! https://t.co/u1xQDZpNA8 3 days 55 min ago
RT : Iluminating Colour: New Work by Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie is now open - until 11 March 2018. https://t.co/2PibUMeJfZ 3 days 56 min ago
Hi, yes, can you email events@sunderland.gov.uk with your details please? Thanks 4 days 54 min ago
Planning activities for half-term week? Check out our school holidays ideas here: https://t.co/S9UO9E6UYx https://t.co/DKW224U5CQ 4 days 59 min ago

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