Things to do for Couples in Sunderland

Brimming with arts and culture, Sunderland is a great choice for a getaway for two. With a great mix of sport, history and activities, there are plenty of fun things to see and do as you explore this vibrant city. With the city just a short journey from the beach, you could find yourself strolling along the stunning North East coast together, or maybe opt to take in the breath taking scenery of the countryside with visits to historical landmarks or sites. Let the spontaneous adventures begin.


The National Glass Centre ·

Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Discover Sunderland’s rich glass making heritage with a visit to the National Glass Centre. Discover how glass is made and how it arrived in Britain with a history dating back to 7th Century AD. You can even get hands on and pre-book a glass making experience and take home a souvenir or surprise your loved one with a glass keepsake, before dining in The Glass Yard café complete with captivating views of the River Wear.


Sunderland Empire Theatre ·

4-5 high Street W, Sunderland, SR1 3EX

An evening at the Sunderland Empire is a great option for date night. Some of the biggest west end productions have taken centre stage here, including War Horse, Matilda, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera to name but a few. The Edwardian theatre, dating back to 1906, is the north east’s premier venue, and provides the perfect, opulent and lavish surroundings for a truly unforgettable and romantic night out.


The Stack Seaburn ·

Whitburn Road-Morrisons, Sunderland, SR6 8AA

The Stack Seaburn is a welcoming social hub and a great option for a fun and lively night out. Mix with the locals and dance the night away with regular live bands, DJ’s and entertainment. The Street food variety is a foodies dream with flavours from all over the world and a wide choice of beverages caters to all with an assortment of bars at your fingertips.


Penshaw Monument ·

Chester Road, Penshaw, Sunderland, DH4 7NJ

On a clear day you can see as far as the Cheviot Hills, 50 miles away for the iconic Penshaw Monument. The 70 foot high monument hides a secret passage within one of the pillars leading to the top of the monument for the most breath-taking panoramic country side views. This historic structure has been a north east fixture since 1844 and has become a much loved landmark in the region.