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.

 

Stories from Sunderland...

Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

Twitter

RT : Look at this! The first book in the Magic Misfits series, read by none other than the author, the awesome… https://t.co/WdqKeKDztA 3 days 6 hours ago
RT : Something for the weekend? From top comedians to seeing world class music acts for free, here's 10 top things to d… https://t.co/u8xifSm8TX 3 days 6 hours ago
We had a sneaky preview visit to the yesterday and wow! So much hard work taking place and it's looking… https://t.co/oXangUZWk1 3 days 9 hours ago
RT : can you believe it has been a week since our swashbuckling Peter Pan l… https://t.co/U20gSuSeOf 3 days 9 hours ago
Ted loved his visit to so much he didn't want to leave. He stayed on a few days longer than intende… https://t.co/vSEw27JnKj 3 days 10 hours ago
RT : Even the weather was great!!! ☀️😎 https://t.co/qGcjlnyV7h 4 days 4 hours ago
How good does this look! Great stuff we don't want the summer to end either but this i… https://t.co/05L5LZKYA2 4 days 4 hours ago
RT : The council brought in over £98m of external funding last year. Faced with continued Govt cuts members and officers… https://t.co/Xh8MToDcmT 4 days 4 hours ago
RT : You've only got until tomorrow morning to catch the fantastic work created by our Set the Sails groups at… https://t.co/hWb6nwaw9z 4 days 8 hours ago
RT : Ahoy there! Decorate your own yacht this summer at . Use a range of craft materials to personal… https://t.co/6wKbR4ggzw 4 days 8 hours ago
RT : Have you seen this little gem of a gallery in Frederick Street yet? Artist Ken Devine moved back to his home city… https://t.co/xqDMN2DUdC 4 days 9 hours ago
It all looks a bit fishy to us !! Terrible puns aside - we think these are fa… https://t.co/7ND2pXyvRc 4 days 10 hours ago
Mr Blue Sky is living here today, hey hey! We think the weather knows that the fabulous ELO Experience are playing… https://t.co/nurbE1Q4sS 4 days 10 hours ago
Hey we think this looks like great fun! https://t.co/gQYUweu2kU 4 days 10 hours ago
What a great selection of fun family activities this summer! https://t.co/k71ieYGk0N 4 days 11 hours ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter