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Visitors to this year’s Sunderland Illuminations will have the chance to see personalised messages to their loved ones flash across an enormous dome – for the price of only £5.00. The Sunderland Sphere – a dome measuring 18 metres across – will be one of the main attractions at this...
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Sunderland’s massively popular Illuminations and Festival of Light are to return to the city this autumn. As well as classic favourites, these events will see some glittering new features, giving returning visitors a whole new take on the proceedings. The Festival of Light in Roker Park is set to run from...
Among plenty of fun things to do in and around Sunderland, a live football match is bound to be one of the priorities for a lot of travellers. Football being what it is in the UK, a lot of visitors will want to see it first hand. And in...
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A number of activity days will be held in parks across Sunderland this summer. The family fun will include sports such as football, table tennis, traditional sports-day-style games, mini-golf, tennis, trampolining, volleyball, cricket, netball and hockey. The activities will be held as part of the BIG Community Sports Festivals, the...
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Stilt-walking pirates and mermaids will be among the attractions at a free family fun day taking place on Saturday 30th June. Taking its theme from the upcoming Tall Ships Race, the fun day will focus on ships, pirates and sea shanties and will mark the culmination of a three-day event...
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A popular event full of traditional Easter fun is set to return to Sunderland. Penshaw Bowl – a free, family event – will be taking place on Good Friday, 30th March, at Herrington Country Park. The centrepiece of the day will be a traditional egg rolling contest, which will be opened...
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A free fireworks display will light up Sunderland seafront on November 5th.  Great views of the fireworks can be had from all along the seafront and from Cliffe Park.  As well as celebrating Bonfire Night, the fireworks display will mark the end of the Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light.  The ticket-only...
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With Halloween approaching, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be hosting a series of eerie events this half-term.   Visitors will get to follow a spooky trail, enjoy a Halloween party with a science twist, and even crochet false beards and moustaches. The spooky trail will involve searching for hidden treasures...
The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be at Sunderland from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September in its fully heated big top venue. The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be...
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This year’s Sunderland International Airshow will be kicked off by an ensemble of Zulu performers, a ‘pit pop’ brass/folk band, and a nostalgic nineties extravaganza. The airshow’s Friday evening launch – on 21st July – will take place at Cliffe Park in Seaburn.  The Lions of Zululand will start the show...

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