There is plenty to see and do in Sunderland from beautiful beaches and countryside, to theatres, museums and galleries. Many of the city's attractions are free and all offer a great family day out, packed with fun.

Sunderland is a welcoming, bustling city set right on the coast and at the mouth of the River Wear. It boasts wide sandy beaches and acres of relaxing and invigorating green spaces.

Culturally its offer includes the Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, while its underground music scene is considered one of the most vibrant in UK.

This proud city by the sea also has a fascinating history, outstanding sporting attractions and a family-friendly programme of events and festivals.

Just some of the things to see and do in Sunderland...