Great Outdoors

Cycling in Herrington Country Park

Sunderland's award-winning outdoor spaces offer lots to see and do for the whole family. Its stunning coastal scenery provides a wonderful seaside playground for adults and children alike. With acres of green space and award-winning parks and nature reserves - it's out and about in the great outdoors where Sunderland really comes into its own.

Roker Park
A beautiful park with direct access from the beach, with lots to see and do for all the whole family - children's railway, play areas, basketball, tennis courts, model boating lake and much more! The park also plays host to theatre productions, Sunderland Illuminations, Christmas lights and is home...
The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and...
St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth
The Anglo-Saxon church of St Peter's was built in 674AD by local nobleman Benedict Biscop. It is one of the UK's earliest stone churches and parts of the original church are still standing, including the West Wall, porch and stone carvings. St Peter's was also once home to Venerable Bede, one of...
Sunderland Yacht Club is situated on the Old North Pier at Sunderland with panoramic views to sea. The Club offers organised Cruising, Cruiser Racing Dinghy Racing and as a RYA organised training establishment, offer Sail and Powerboat training and VHF Radio courses.
Thompson Park
Boasting excellent sports facilities, including bowling greens, tennis courts and football pitches. There is also a play area with quite an extensive range of equipment.
Washington Wetland Centre
Washington Wetland Centre area is home to exotic birds, amazing insects, beautiful wild scenery and so much more. Here you can experience wonderful wildlife up close and have a great family day out as you discover 45 hectares of stunning wetlands and woodland on the River Wear. This recreated...

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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.

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