Sunday at the Seaside

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Take a trip down memory lane and join us for a good old fashioned family fun day at the seaside!

Go back to the past with Roker Pier and help to celebrate the Heritage Lottery funded restoration of the pier and lighthouse with music, childrens entertainers, face painting, punch and judy, storytelling and much more (see attached Map and schedule below for further information).

Or why not let your imagination run wild and take part in the Big Dig and build the sand castle of your dreams! Only £5 to enter and this includes your bucket and spade. 

Alternatively take part in Katie Paterson's nationwide event by creating sand sculptures in the shape of major global mountains. Roker beach is one of only 25 beaches taking part! (see https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/first-there-is-a-mountain/ for details on how to get involved and book a place).

  • Back to the past on the pier - 12 noon - 4pm,  Free 
  • The Big Dig - meet on Seaburn beach 12 noon - 4pm,  £5 per person (includes bucket and spade) Click here to book your space
  • First there is a mountain - 10.30am - 2.30pm,  Click here for more information and to book your place 

 

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Did you know?

Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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