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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.



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

5.8 miles     0191 529 0909    

Geronimo 2018

Geronimo 2018

Geronimo Festival is back for 2018 and is bigger and better than ever before with not one, but two events for you to enjoy! Book early for the best prices and then join us for tonnes of fun this Summer! We can't wait!

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