Things to do for Kids in Sunderland

There will never be a dull moment for little ones in the exciting city of Sunderland. With the country side and coast within close proximity, the options for fun activities and experiences are endless. Make every day a new adventure as you explore this fun filled city and embrace all that it has to offer. Here’s just a few of the many child friendly attractions in the area...


Down at the Farm ·

Stoneygate Lane, Sunderland, DH58JG

This small family run farm is a great way to entertain the kids during your stay in Sunderland. They will discover traditional farm animals as well as a small collection of non-native species such as Reindeer, snowy owls, Meerkats, Racoons and Reptiles. Little ones can hop on a tractor for a ride around the farm and even get the chance to be a zoo keeper for the day!


Mowbray Park ·

Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

Nestled at the heart of Sunderland city you will find Mowbray Park, one of the oldest parks in the North East of England. As the national Winner of Briggs and Stratton Britain’s Best park 2008 award, you can expect high standard. With outstanding floral displays, art features, a bandstand, play area and picturesque lake, it’s the perfect wide open space for little ones to explore and discover.


Roker and Seaburn Beach ·

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 0PL

Every child loves a fun filled day at the beach, and Sunderland’s Blue flag awarded beaches offer the perfect spot. Kids can run wild and free on unspoilt stretches of sand whilst you admire the stunning coastline. As a popular surfing spot, there’s also an abundance of water sport options to keep them entertained all day long.


WWT Washington Wetlands Centre ·

Barmston Lane, Washington, NE38 8LE

If you are looking to keep the kids entertained, Washington Wetlands is the perfect solution. The award winning wetland reserve is home to a collection of exotic birds, including Chilean flamingos, Asian short-clawed otters, flocks of wild waders, grey herons, woodland birds, insects and amphibians. There’s also an adventure playground suitable for all ages and an indoor exhibition centre with interactive games and craft sessions. With so much to see and do it’s a great way to spend an afternoon or full day learning about wildlife and nature, which also having lots of fun.


Sunderland Wall ·

Pallion Quay, Sunderland, SR4 6TQ

As one of the largest climbing centres in the UK, the Sunderland Wall is sure to offer children a challenge, no matter what their age or ability. They will have the chance to climb a variety of walls with the help of qualified instructors. Climbing anything from 6 metres up they will quickly gain confidence as well as the ability to push themselves further.