Sport & Leisure
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
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.