visitors guide


Sunderland… a breath of fresh air.

Tees Barrage International White Water Centre
Get ready to experience the thrill of the White Water Rapids at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre! Tackle the rapids as a team with our fantastic rafting experience or take on the course in your own kayak. Check our website for full information to book now!

Theatre Royal Newcastle
The Theatre Royal is home to the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, and the best pantomime in the country! Groups get more! Bring a group of 10+ and save money on your tickets. Group discounts are available on most performances generally Mon-Thurs and Sat matinees.

Group discounts
10+ people get £2.50 off
20+ people £3.00 off and 1 organiser free
40+ people £4.00 off, 1 organiser free and free programme

Sunderland Climbing Centre
Climbing is a fun and dynamic sport, great for all abilities and ages. The centre is based in Southwick, a 15 minute walk from the Stadium of Light. Currently running 2 for 1 on taster sessions.

 Sage Gateshead – SummerTyne Americana Festival 2015
A jam-packed weekend of the finest American roots music. Sit back and soak up the atmosphere on the banks of the Tyne at our FREE outdoor stage 17-19 July.

Stepney Bank Stables
Stepney Bank Stables offers high quality riding lessons to riders ages 3 and upwards and from beginner to advanced riders. Open 7 days a week.

Raich Carter Sports Centre
Raich is a leisure centre which opened May 2001. Since then the centre has enjoyed continued growth and success. Raich Carter is a popular centre used by schools, groups and the general public.

North East Land, Sea and Air Museum
The North East’s Largest collection of aircraft, vehicles and other forms of 20th century transport. Visit Sunderland’s very own Avro Vulcan. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Admission charges apply

Northern Stage
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Follow the yellow brick road to the Northern Stage this Christmas. A brand new adaptation of L Frank Baum’s classic children’s story. A treat for all the family.

South Shields Museum
South Shields Museum is at the heart of the South Tyneside community, celebrating its rich heritage through a mix of interactive displays and an exciting programme of events and exhibitions.

MFA Bowl Sunderland
28 lane bowling centre situated over 2 floors with automated bumpers. Other facilities include 2 bars, diner, pool hall, large arcade area with redemption prizes and costa coffee.

Empire Cinemas Sunderland
There is something for everyone at Empire Cinemas, with money-saving offers including SAV£RDAY Tuesday, Parent and Baby, Empire Jnrs and Empire Seniors helping to give every customer a unique experience.

Discovery Museum
Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area’s renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through military history.

Diggerland is a construction- themed adventure park where guests can drive, ride and operate earth- moving machinery in a safe and family- friendly environment. With four UK theme pars, there really is something for everyone!

Sharpley Golf
Sharpley Golf – Seaton. Big Value Mondays – 18 Holes from £14, Twilight (after 3pm) £10. Weekday Twilight £12, Weekend Twilight after 3pm £14.

Arbeia Roman Fort
Arbeia once guarded the main sea route to Hadrian’s Wall and acted as a supply base. Now see some of the finest Roman reconstructions in the UK and walk in the footstep of Emperor Severus.

Blue Reef Aquarium
Experience close encounters with creatures from around the world….from seals and otters to sharks and seahorses! Meet the monkeys and reptiles in Amazing Amazon and enjoy a kiss off our adorable sea lions. £2 off full admission price when producing a concert ticket. Maximum of 6 people per group.

The Bowes Museum
This summer The Bowes Museum plays host to Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal which is the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French designer’s work and life.

Sunderland Wall
Located in Sunderland, Sunderland Wall is the premier climbing venue with 23 meter high walls. Come and join us for a taster session buy on get on free!

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Situated at the heart of the city, the Museum has four floors featuring 11 different galleries, an exotic Winter Garden, café and shop as well as a programme of changing exhibitions.

Beamish Wild Treetop Adventure

Two hours of adrenaline pumping challenges in the treetops. 4 Zip wires, swinging tires and the breath taking 45ft free-fall Powerfan experience

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