We’ve rounded up some of the activities taking place in and around Sunderland, from getting your skates on at the Keel Square roller rink to travelling through time at Kynren.
5. Dino Trail, Sunderland city centre
Dinosaur eggs and a whole host of prehistoric critters will be popping up in Sunderland this summer.
In the latest of its hugely successful augmented reality trails, Sunderland BID is launching Jurassic Jungle on Monday, July 25.
And the trail, which runs until September 4, will not only provide a fun, free day out for families and visitors to the city, but also exclusive offers at many of its shops and businesses.
Jurassic Jungle, accessed using the Sunderland Experience App, will take users on an adventure through the city, to venues such as the Museum and Winter Gardens, the Empire Theatre and the Bridges.
6. Children's theatre and workshops, Arts Centre Washington
There's a host of children's theatre and workshops running at Arts Centre Washington over the holidays.
It includes The Tortoise and the Hare – A Suitcase Story on Tuesday 16 August at 1pm and 3pm. It's an interactive story for under 6s and their grownups with live music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew.
More details at sunderlandculture.org.uk
7. The Beach at The Bridges
The beach returns to The Bridges from July 23 until September 4, where youngsters can play in the sand five days a week. Every Wednesday from noon until 1.30pm there will be a whole host of fun events for youngsters to get involved with, from the chance to make a pirate or mermaid treasure chest to “litter” picking on the beach and making sea creatures with what ever is found.
A seaside and sand crafting session on 10 August will give children the opportunity to decorate their own bucket and spade and then take them home, while the
following week that same slot will host an interactive story session and hat making crafts.
Tickets for the beach are £2 per child and can be purchased at the Customer Service Desk. The beach is open to children 10 and under who must be accompanies by a parent or guardian.
8. Arts activities, National Glass Centre
There's a host of arts activities taking place for kids at National Glass Centre across the school holidays.
They include rainbow rockets glass fusing sessions on Tuesday 26 July and 2 August; coastal animal glass painting on Friday 29 July and Friday 5, 12, 19 and 26 August and marvellous mobile glass painting on Monday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August and much more. See the National Glass Centre website for more details.
Photo: Stu Norton