visitors guide


Sunderland… a breath of fresh air.

Virgin Balloon flights

Float over incredible landscapes on this once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon experience. Choose from over 100 locations and celebrate after landing with a traditional Champagne toast. National weekday morning flight vouchers just £99. Use code SAFC.       

01388 217 808


Diggerland is The Ultimate Adventure Theme Park experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery

0871 22 77 007

Durham University Botanic Garden

Our 10 hectare Botanic Garden, set amongst beautiful mature woodlands, offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with many events on throughout the summer.

+44 (0)191 334 5524

Durham Castle    

Sitting at the heart of Durham's World Heritage site and occupied continuously since the 11th century, the Castle is now home to students of Durham University.

+44 (0)191 334 2932

Oriental Museum

From Ancient Egypt to modern China, we are the only museum in the North of England devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.

+44 (0)191 334 5694

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.

01833 690606

Blue Reef Aquarium

Enjoy close encounters with creatures from around the world, from seals and otters to sharks and seahorses! Meet the monkeys in Amazing Amazon and enjoy a kiss off our adorable California sea lion. Special Offer:  Save up to £12!

A concert ticket entitles you to £2 off per person off the full admission price.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or family ticket. Photocopies not accepted. Valid for up to 6 people. Valid until 31.12.16

0191 258 1031

MFA Bowl Sunderland

We have 28 bowling lanes with state of the art arcade machines with redemption prizes and two fully licensed bars and a Tchibo coffee machine. Show your concert tickets and get two games bowling and a drink for only £5. We can also validate your parking ticket for up to five hours

0843 290 8924

Palace Green Library

Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.

+44 (0)191 334 2932

Beamish Wild

TreeTop Adventure Course and 2 hours of non-stop fun and challenges guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ve packed your day out in our forest with 4 zip-wires, rope bridges, swinging tires and you will be finishing off with the awesome Powerfan free-fall experience.


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