Here comes the #SUN

Here comes the #sun

Here comes the sun, here comes the fun!

The holidays are finally here and there's so much going on in Sunderland this summer!  From the annual Summer Streets Festival, with an array of music, arts and commuity events, to an Enchanted Garden Trail, with a spellbinding interactive trail using the Sunderland Experience app.  Add to this some family, trapoline fun and regular craft events, and there really is something to enjoy, for everyone.

Take a look at what's on offer and make this summer a staycation summer in Sunderland!  To see the full line-up of summer events, check out our events section.


Enchanted Garden Trail

This summer Sunderland Bid has transformed the city centre into a magical Enchanted Garden

Meet our city characters and performers

Take a walk around Sunderland City Centre throughout the summer and have the opportunity to meet various characters

Winter Gardens Birthday Trail

To celebrate the birthday of the Winter Gardens, we've launched our Birthday Trail.

Dino Trail

From Monday 19th July to Friday 3rd September, the Bridges Shopping Centre will be taken over by augmented reality Dinosaurs!

Trampoline Fun

Come and have some fun on the trampolines this summer

Happy Birthday Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens are celebrating their Birthday in a number of ways and would like to invite you to join them!

Summer of Sculpture Family Sessions

Join us at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens for a sculpture packed summer

Antony Gormley: Earth Drawings

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens are hosting an exhibition of twelve drawings made by Gormley

The Postcard Project Family Sessions - Adventure awaits

Design incredible images of your adventure on your own pack of four postcards, find out more......

The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Postcards from Home

Design incredible images of your dream house on your own pack of four postcards, find out more...

The Postcard Project Family Sessions: Over the Rainbow

During the session, you can design incredible rainbow images on your own pack of four postcards, find out more....

Space Camp - Hylton, we have a problem

Ever wanted to go to space? This summer you can!