What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 20/08/2019
E.g., 20/08/2019
23/07/2019 to 27/08/2019
Tuesday is animal tracking day at Wetland Headquarters! Spotting some types of wildlife can be tricky, but most wildlife does leave signs that they've been around. Learn a new skill in this hands-on...
24/07/2019 to 28/08/2019
Wednesday is compass and navigation day at Wetland Headquarters! Join us on the event lawn every Wednesday during the summer holidays opposite the Education Barn 1pm - 2.30pm as we explore the world...
24/07/2019 to 21/08/2019
The Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals are back this summer and are bigger and better than ever. Come along and try a new activity or sport for only £2 per person. Activities are...
25/07/2019 to 29/08/2019
Join Sunderland Stories every Thursday from 25 July - 29 August to engage in arts activities and tell your stories!  Free  6.30pm - 8.30pm 
25/07/2019 to 29/08/2019
Thursday is our nesting challenge at Wetland Headquarters! Join us at the event lawn from 1pm - 2.30pm (drop-in sessions) every Thursday during the summer holidays to try your hand at nest-building...
26/07/2019 to 30/08/2019
Friday is Pond Dipping day at Wetland Headquarters! Grab your net and explore the world underwater with our education team during family-friendly pond dipping sessions, every Friday during the summer...
30/07/2019 to 01/09/2019
“Ahoy Mateys! Our treasure island indoor beach is here until the 1st of September! Batten down the hatches and sail over to our beach in the Bridges shopping centre where we will host lots of fun-...
Sunderland Minster
05/08/2019 to 26/08/2019
What do you know about your Minster ? Many who come into Sunderland Minster are wowed by what some have called a “hidden gem of Sunderland”. Would you like to know more about this beautiful church,  ...

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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.

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