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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

5.47 miles     0191 529 0909    

hosting a Haunted House Party

hosting a Haunted House Party

Raise money for the British Heart Foundation whilst having a fang-tastic time! Entertain your guest by playing ghostly games and dancing to mysterious music. Why not wow your guests with these healthy and tasty spooky snacks? If you would like to do some freaky face paints then watch these step by step video tutorials. Fri 27th-31st Oct

Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!