We’ve rounded up some great places to visit in and around Sunderland and South Tyneside if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during the holidays.
5. Washington Wetlands Centre
WWT Washington is back open, but to help keep people safe they're limiting the number of people who can visit on any one day and you will need to book. Bookings open every Wednesday morning at 9am for the following week, and you need to book before midnight the day before you’d like to visit. Events which would involve people gathering are cancelled, but you can self explore the host of wildlife at the reserve.
6. Miniature Railway, South Marine Park, South Shields
The much-loved miniature railway in South Marine Park, which dates back to 1972, is taking passengers once more. It's the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK. Head to nearby Toney Minchella @ the park for a light lunch afterwards.
Photo: Stu Norton
7. Wearside Sculpture Trail
An underrated attraction in Sunderland, the Wearside Sculpture Trail follows the path of the Wear as it meanders inland. Look out for a host of public artworks along the way, including the Red House, the Books of Knowledge and more.
Photo: JPI Media
8. Jarrow Hall
Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village reopened on Saturday July 18, with the site’s Bede Museum to follow at a later date. Those hoping to visit the site will have to book a timed slot online prior to attending.
Photo: TIM RICHARDSON