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.

Did you know?

Sunderland marks the easterly end of the 140-mile C2C (Coast to Coast) route. The C2C cycle trail from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland is Britain's most popular long distance route, with up to 15,000 cyclists completing it every year.


Difficult to pick a favourite from the 53 entries in the Awards but Cecilia has definitely caught our e… 4 hours 37 min ago
We’re at the launch of the Awards exhibition and the painting are amazing. The exhibition i… 4 hours 47 min ago
RT : You can help the spread the word about the Tall Ships fleet coming to Sunderland, the first port in the Tall Ships… 7 hours 25 min ago
RT : We are delighted that the restoration project is up for a gong in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)… 7 hours 28 min ago
RT : Oh what a night! The REVIEWS are coming in and it looks like the PRESS NIGHT for was a hit! ♥️🎭 Runn… 7 hours 29 min ago
RT : Now only 2 days from opening of our next exhibition – the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents… 7 hours 31 min ago
Have you seen our lovely artwork of seafront events and attractions at Seaburn Metro station? We’re biased but it l… 1 day 2 hours ago
RT : Our new exhibition opens 10am on Sat 24 March - the BP Portrait Award 2017. Previously on show at 1 day 6 hours ago
RT : Great time earlier with and in preparation for and Active Sun… 1 day 8 hours ago
RT : 3 days to go! Join us for the opening of the new NGCA and the preview of Fiona Crisp: Material Sight this Friday 23… 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : Dur dur dur… War of the Worlds (the comedy version) comes to ACW 6 April! Join as they recreate dead… 1 day 9 hours ago
RT : What a beautiful morning with at Port of Sunderland! 1 day 11 hours ago
RT : It's ! Why not visit Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens to celebrate it! FREE & open… 1 day 13 hours ago
If you’ve never seen , it’s third time lucky. This fantastic show is on until 31 March. 1 day 13 hours ago
We couldn’t agree more , the North East coast is beautiful, and we spotted our lovely in… 2 days 3 hours ago


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