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.

Come rain or shine a whole host of attractions await you, Check out our top ten things to do on a wet day / dry day by clicking here 

Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

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