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Sunderland Illuminations 2017

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If you are visiting our bed and breakfast accommodation with children between Thursday 5th October and Sunday 5th November 2017 then you may like to visit Sunderland Illuminations aka Roker Park Lights a few miles south of us in Roker, Sunderland.

Sunderland Illuminations 2017

Sunderland Illuminations are to return for 2017, with lights spreading sparkle from St Peters Church all along the newly regenerated seafront.

As well as feature lighting right along the seafront, the popular illuminated observation wheel will return to Cliffe Park and traditional fairground rides and quality catering concessions will run from Cliffe Park to Bede’s Cross.

Seafront lights and activities on Cliffe Park and Bede’s Cross will run from from Thursday 5th October until Sunday 5th November from 5-10pm each day.

Roker Park will be transformed into a Festival of Light, with a Disney theme. The Park will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5th October to 5th November plus every night at half term, from 5pm until 10pm each night. Last entry into Roker Park will be 9pm.

There will be a whole host of sparkling features with family favourites pirates, dinosaurs and fairies, magically mixing with new Disney additions that will surprise and delight.

A new art zone will include a series of artist-designed light artworks.

The park will also be home to a food court and bar area, helter skelter and regular music and entertainment performances on the bandstand.

Entry into Roker Park will cost £1 per person bought in advance online, £2 on the day from kiosks. Children aged two and under go free.

Sunderland Illuminations 2017 come to an end in spectacular style with a firework extravaganza on Sunday 5th November at 6pm. Best viewing points will be from Cliffe Park and all along the seafront. There is no charge for this event and tickets are not required.

To reach Sunderland Illuminations from our bed and breakfast accommodation simply drive South along the A183 coast road towards Sunderland.

The Illuminated Observation Wheel is located on Cliffe Park, SR6 9NS and operates from 5pm until 10pm every night. The cost to ride on the wheel is £4 for adults and £3 for children. A family ticket for two adults and two children or one adult and three children is £10.

More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.

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