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Sports, leisure and Active Sunderland


Try something new with a whole range of activities in Sunderland to keep outdoor lovers and sports fans entertained for hours.

Whether you love getting into the competitive spirit or trying something new, you can find adventure and excitement with Sunderland's indoor and outdoor sporting attractions, including state-of-the-art gyms, group activity centres and fitness clubs. 

Make the most of Sunderland's beautiful coastline at Adventure Sunderland where you can surf, kayak and swim in the waters off Roker Beach. Or, get your thrills at Silksworth Ski Slope where you can try out your winter sporting skills, whatever the season.

Kids will love Gravity Force - one of the North East's largest trampoline parks, while Karting North East and Roker Cycle Hub are perfect days out for children and adults alike.

Choose from sporting activities like bowling, climbing, martial arts, swimming, cycling, escape rooms and more, as well as the honour of visiting Sunderland Stadium of Light - home to our beloved Sunderland A.F.C.

Whether you're searching for children's sports clubs, fun things to do or extreme sports facilities to get your adrenaline going, there's something for everyone in Sunderland.



AAAsports is designed to offer both children and adults a chance to take part in the exhilarating sport of gymnastics.

Adventure Sunderland

Surf, kayak, Expeditions and more at this £1million watersports centre on Roker Beach.

Clue HQ Sunderland

One of Sunderland's most recent visitor attractions and not for the faint hearted! Can you solve the puzzles and escape in 60 minutes?

Gravity Force

Whether you're a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

Hollywood Bowl - Washington

With 26 lanes to bowl along, you're guaranteed to have a great time at Hollywood Bowl Washington! If you bowl with us on a Friday night, make sure you take part in our Pink Pin competition!

Karting North East

Karting North East offers the UK's leading karting experience alongside a host of other activities.

Riverside Bowling

Will it be a strike, a spare or a gutter ball? Practice your technique at Riverside Bowling, five minutes outside the city centre, on Wessington Way.

Roker and Seaburn Beaches - Sport, Leisure & Active Sunderland

Sunderland's Blue Flag award winning beaches are ideal for traditional family seaside fun

Silksworth Ski Slope

Embrace your adventurous side at Sunderland's famous Silksworth Ski Slope where you can hit the piste, whatever the weather.

STACK Seaburn

Stack Seaburn is a welcoming social hub, providing a safe environment to ensure all visitors can have an enjoyable experience.

Stadium of Light

Visit the home of Sunderland AFC's 'Black Cats', where you can take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides all year round.

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

Splash down in our Olympic sized swimming pool!