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.


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Roker Park has welcomed back the annual illuminations for the last two years. This popular event attracts thousands of families to the historical park to enjoy lit displays.


RT : Have you not heard? Little reindeers are dashing to the Bridges this Christmas! Join us for a festive 1K indoor fu… https://t.co/wO8m4MpVZK 3 days 21 hours ago
RT : Attention local film makers! The wonderful Sunderland Shorts Film Festival () is back from 9-11 May 2… https://t.co/VFr3nDkCH9 4 days 6 min ago
RT : Christmas past – festive illuminations going up in Sunderland's High Street (mid 1970's). In the background, the mu… https://t.co/mcE4PNMJvg 4 days 44 min ago
There's still time to get involved in this brilliant charity event. It's Christmas time, running 1k around the… https://t.co/J1HhY3e3Co 4 days 1 hour ago
There's lots of fabulous festive fun happening in our amazing this weekend! If you're looking for some… https://t.co/oIacNDkYF6 4 days 1 hour ago
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RT : Remember the moment Sunderland came to a standstill to watch daredevil tight rope walkers traverse the Wear? The s… https://t.co/WKcmuMwtBy 4 days 2 hours ago
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RT : Alcohol seriously affects your ability to get yourself out of trouble. So if you're going out with your mates this… https://t.co/80YJxtt1aG 4 days 20 hours ago
We can't wait for this what a fantastic Christmas show for all of the family! Get your tickets now folk… https://t.co/LmGI2MJLOs 5 days 31 min ago
RT : Bring your kids to our Pottery Gallery this Saturday, 8 Dec and unleash their creative talents! From 12-3pm they ca… https://t.co/ANB547i2bd 5 days 1 hour ago
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Our fabulous gem Washington Old Hall are open late each day in the run up to Christmas from 12 midday - 6pm… https://t.co/nRV6j1O0q7 5 days 22 hours ago
RT : Next February, 12 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci will be on show at as part of a national tour to mark t… https://t.co/nfhyqvHlQC 5 days 22 hours ago


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