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

Promising to be even bigger and brighter than last year’s event, Roker Park will once again be transformed into a Festival of Light. Look forward to illuminated pirates, dinosaurs and fairies with a Disney theme, along with music, food and entertainment.

Take a peek behind the scenes at Sunderland’s infamous Stadium of Light and explore the world of Sunderland AFC with an exclusive stadium tour.

The National Glass Centre offers a unique experience, inspiring people to learn about, make and enjoy contemporary glass.

Take a look inside a real Victorian railway station and visit the fascinating ticket office.

The Sunderland Empire is one of the largest venues in the North East.

Located in the heart of Sunderland, Bar Justice offers a unique programme of events to keep party-goers and music lovers entertained.

In the museum, visitors can discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day.

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by artists from around the world, bringing new art to new audiences.

Mowbray Park or the ‘People’s Park’ is one of England’s oldest public parks. This delightful ‘jewel in the crown’ also features an Alice in Wonderland themed play area.

Based in the city centre, D'Acqua offers a fine dining experience, with reasonable prices and creative French, English and Italian dishes.