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Souter Lighthouse & The Leas

Part of the National Trust and constructed in 1871, this was the first electric lighthouse in the world and it had the most advanced and modern technology of its day. Children love exploring the engine rooms, light tower and keeper's cottage as well as exhibitions on lighthouses and lighthouse life.

Outside there is a children's playground, a new wildlife garden to explore and lots of space to run around, fly a kite or have a picnic. There are regular family friendly activities ranging from geo-caching, rockpool rambling, coastal walks, bug hunts and bird spotting. Events are regularly added to the events calendar on our website.

Dogs welcome.

The National Trust has also teamed up with Sustrans to explore the coastline on regular healthy bike rides throughout 2014. Riders must be 18 or over but tag-a-longs and babyseats are welcome - Tuesdays 10 - 11:30am.

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Contact

Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, Wearside, SR6 7NH

5.8 miles     0191 529 0909    

Advent Calendar Competition

Advent Calendar Competition

This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!