Sport & Leisure

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There's plenty going on to keep you active and entertained in Sunderland, plenty of opportunities to try something new!

Whether it's indoor or outdoor, you can get in the competitive spirit or try something new here. Make the most of our great outdoors with everything from surfing and skiing to go-kart racing, or go indoors to try climbing or a swim in the biggest pool in the region.

There's also indoor tennis, badminton and squash facilities, state-of-the art gyms and a huge host of sports clubs offering everything from trampolining and martial arts to cheerleading and basketball. Find out more about those at sunderland.gov.uk and activesunderland.org.uk

Family fun at Roker and Seaburn beaches
Sunderland’s Blue Flag award winning beaches are ideal for traditional family seaside fun Sunderland’s twin beaches at Roker and Seaburn are the perfect place to unwind. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to let the kids run off some excess energy or to sit and relax with a picnic; there’s miles...
Family of cyclists at 'C'
Roker Cycle Hub allows cyclists of all ages and abilities to have the chance to pedal their way to fun and fitness by loaning out a wide range of cycles at affordable prices. The range of bikes available for hire from the Roker Cycle Hub includes: Standard bikes Children’s bikes Tandems Trailers...
Silksworth Ski Slope
Whatever the weather, you can always ski in Sunderland. Ski or snowboard outdoors all year round on our dry ski slope, or have some fun on snow tubes. Lessons, private tuition and beginners slopes are all available to help you get going. Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope is one of the premier...
Stadium of Light
Visit the home of Sunderland AFC’s ‘Black Cats’, where you can take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides all year round. Experience the players’ changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of Prokofiev’s ‘Dance of the Knights’ and emerge into the main arena to take your place in the...
Splash down in our Olympic sized swimming pool! Are you ready for the biggest pool you've ever seen? Our Aquatic Centre pool is 50m long, the largest pool in the North East, but you don't need to be training for the Olympics to enjoy it. There's diving facilities, lanes for swimming, aquafit...
Female on indoor climbing wall
How high can you go? Put your fears to one side and set your sights high at one of Sunderland's climbing walls. With some expert guidance, get to grips with the basics of rock climbing in a safe environment. There's even special walls for children too. No experience needed, just sign up for a...
Sunderland Yacht Club is situated on the Old North Pier at Sunderland with panoramic views to sea. The Club offers organised Cruising, Cruiser Racing Dinghy Racing and as a RYA organised training establishment, offer Sail and Powerboat training and VHF Radio courses.

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Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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