8 Fun Things To Do in Sunderland for Adults
Whether you live locally or you're a visitor to the city, there are lots of fun things for adults to do in Sunderland.
Here are 8 of our favourites:
Challenge Yourself with Adventure Sunderland
Adventure Sunderland offers an exciting range of outdoor activities that will challenge even the most fearless adventurers.
Can you Escape The Strategy?
Escape rooms are a hugely popular way for a group of friends to get together and enjoy a challenge - so it's great that Sunderland now has its own escape room: The Strategy.
Explore the City on a Neuron E-Scooter
Electric scooters are being trialled in several cities in the UK, and now adults can try one out in Sunderland.
You'll need to be over 18 and have a full or provisional driving licence to hire a Neuron e-scooter.
Hire costs £1 to unlock the scooter and 20 pence per minute.
Drink and Draw at Arts Centre Washington
If you've always fancied learning to draw, but never got around to it, the Drink and Draw Life Drawing sessions at Arts Centre Washington are ideal for you.
Drink and Draw is a sketching social with a life model, where you can learn tips and techniques for life drawing, and relax and enjoy a drink at the same time.
All the equipment you need is provided, but you're free to bring your own if you prefer.
Hands-on Workshops at The National Glass Centre
Sunderland is world famous for its glass industry, so it's fitting that it's home to the National Glass Centre.
The classes and workshops change regularly so there's always something new to try.
Just a few examples of what's available include: Stained Glass Leaded Technique for Beginners, Introduction to Ceramics - Throwing, Make your own Flameworked Beads, Introducing Fused Glass or a Glass Tableware Taster Session.
Go to a Gig at The Fire Station
The Fire Station is a live music and performance venue with a great selection of musical events of all genres as well as theatre and comedy performances.
Within The Fire Station, you'll find The Engine Room which offers great quality food made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients.
Try Skiing at Silksworth Sports Complex
With two dedicated nursery slopes and a main slope which is 160m long, Silksworth can rightly claim to be the North East's premier ski facility.
Climb Souter Lighthouse and Enjoy the View
Souter Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse which offers wonderful views of the rugged Whitburn Coastal Park.
Built in 1871, Souter was the first lighthouse which was designed to use electric light, and today it contains interesting displays about its history.
Souter Lighthouse overlooks The Leas - two and a half miles of grassland and wildflower meadows.
Whether you want to enjoy live music, ski, learn to draw, take on tricky puzzles, enjoy nature, make glass, explore by e-scooter or try exciting outdoor activities, there are lots of fun things for grown-ups to do in Sunderland.