Family & Kids

Virtual Storytelling to Encourage a Love of Reading
A South Tyneside primary school has developed an innovative story-telling idea as it continues to spread excitement and joy about reading across the region. Teachers and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, have recorded a number of short videos of themselves reading...
Raising awareness of adoption in the North East this winter
This winter, Adopt Coast to Coast is calling on residents in Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding area to find out more about adoption as a way to start or grow their families. Adopt Coast to Coast is a Regional Adoption Agency which brings together the adoption services of Together for...
Sunderland’s ‘Ice’ Christmas Begins This Weekend
ANYONE really wanting to ramp up the Christmas spirit can get their skates on this weekend (Nov 27) as Sunderland’s festive ice rink opens. The rink at Keel Square, which will be covered for the first time, will open this Saturday and will be followed by a full programme of...
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Hidden treasure, swashbuckling pirates and battling buccaneers will be coming to life in Sunderland next month – in aid of two great causes. The Bridges Shopping Centre is getting behind One Great Day – an annual UK-wide charity fundraising day that supports Great Ormond Street Hospital – on September 5...
The government may have removed our right to gather together, but it could not prevent thousands of people from joining with each other virtually, to remember those who have died. As lockdown and 'social distancing' continue in selected countries, people are having to cope with the death a loved one,...
When money is tight and boredom is running high, you only need to know two things: where can I go for under a tenner, and how far is the nearest Gregg's? National Glass Centre There are new events, workshops, and exhibitions here every month, and almost every day you can attend...
Judith Cossey has overcome childhood neglect, growing up in care, and issues with drugs and drink to graduate from the University of Sunderland with a Masters degree. Now Judith is about to start a new career that she hopes will be the start of a new life for herself...
Holy Trinity Church in the East End of Sunderland will be undergoing extensive restoration work over the next 12 months. An event to promote the conservation efforts of local community groups and trusts will be held on Saturday 6th July and aims to raise awareness of Sunderland's rich history.The Canny...
hylton castle
A free session of medieval family fun is to take place in the shadow of Sunderland’s historic Hylton Castle.The children’s playpark at Craigavon Road – located close to the 14th-century monument – will host an afternoon of medieval-themed activities between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm on Sunday 26th May.The...
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With Easter coming up, thousands of people will be flocking to Herrington Country Park for some traditional family fun.Sunderland’s annual Penshaw Bowl event will feature two children’s egg rolling contests in the park’s amphitheatre.The Penshaw Bowl will this year be held on Thursday 18th April, with the free-to-enter...

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