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Sunderland Illuminations 2018

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If you are visiting our bed and breakfast accommodation with children between Thursday 18th October and Sunday 18th November 2018 then you may like to visit Sunderland Illuminations aka Roker Park Lights a few miles south of us in Roker, Sunderland.

Sunderland Illuminations 2018

Sunderland Illuminations 2018 will feature lights from St Peters Church along Roker seafront.

An illuminated observation wheel will be present on Cliffe Park along with fairground rides and catering concessions.

Roker Park will be transformed into a Festival of Light. Roker Park will be open Thursday to Sunday each week, plus every night during October half term.

Sunderland Illuminations 2018 Flyer

Tickets to the Festival of Light cost £2 per person (children aged two and under go free but still require a ticket) and can be booked online. For groups there is a £1 discount if you buy five or more tickets.

E-tickets or printed tickets will be accepted to gain entry to Roker Park Festival of Light.

There will be no ticket sales on the entrance gates of Roker Park.

You can buy tickets online here (opens in a new window).

You can see what Roker has to offer in this map…

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Sunderland 10K and Half Marathon

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Sunderland‘s 10K and half marathon take place this Sunday.

Sunderland Marathon of the North Runners Crossing Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation and taking part or plan on visiting Sunderland on Sunday we have the race route and information here to help plan your day.

The start and finish of the 10K is at Keel Square opposite the old Vaux site. The first part of the race is a 2K loop around the city centre before reaching Monkwearmouth Bridge.

Next runners pass the University of Sunderland campus hosts the runners along the river, passing the National Glass Centre before gently rising up the path to then drop down again toward Sunderland Marina.

Sunderland Marina is also the location of the half way point of the 10K route. Runners then follow a path along Roker seafront.

A left turn through the Dene leads into Roker Park. Roker Park’s bandstand is the 6K mark. The race route then loops back onto Roker Terrace before a flat 2K run back to Monkwearmouth Bridge.

Finally a right turn at St Mary’s Way leads to the finish line at Keel Square.

You can see a map of the 10K route below. Tip: click on the map for a larger image (opens in a new window).

Sunderland 10K Route Map

The Sunderland City Half Marathon and start and finish is at Keel Square opposite the old Vaux site.

The first mile of the half marathon passes through the Sunniside area of the city centre.

A left turn at approximately 3.5 miles takes the course down Toward Road past Mowbray Park and back to the city centre area before heading back towards Ryhope Road. The turnaround point is just before the Queen Alexandra pub roundabout.

The halfway point is on the return stretch of Ryhope Road before it reaches Backhouse Park. Next runners travel along Burdon Road back to Monkwearmouth Bridge.

At Monkwearmouth Bridge there is approximately 4.5 miles left to the finish.

Runners then travel along Dame Dorothy Street, circumnavigating St Peter’s Church before heading to the coast and following the sea front along Roker Terrace.

Upon entering Roker Park there are only 2.6 miles left to complete and the route returns to cross Monkwearmouth Bridge via Dame Dorothy Street. With the finish line at St Mary’s Way.

You can see a map of the half marathon route below. Tip: click on the map for a larger image (opens in a new window).

Sunderland Half Marathon Route Map

A video of previous running events in Sunderland including the Sunderland City 10K can be seen here…

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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.

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Sunderland Illuminations 2016

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Sunderland Illuminations 2016

If you are visiting our bed and breakfast accommodation with children over the next six weeks then you may like to visit Sunderland Illuminations aka Roker Park Lights a few miles south of us in Roker, Sunderland.

Sunderland Illuminations start this Saturday 24th September until Saturday 5th November 2016. If you drive along the A183 coast road you can see the seafront illuminations for free but there is a £1 charge to see the attractions inside Roker Park, SR6 9NB.

The Illuminated Observation Wheel is located on Cliffe Park, SR6 9NS and operates from 6pm until 10pm on Saturday 24th September (launch night) then every night until Saturday 5th November 2016. 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.

Entrance to Roker Park costs £1 per person. You can purchase tickets from cabins at the entrances on Cliffe Park, Bede’s Cross and Marine Walk. These cabins are open from 5pm daily.

You can also buy Roker Park entrance tickets from the City Library in Fawcett Street, Bunnyhill Customer Service Centre, Washington Town Centre library, Houghton Library, Sandhill Customer Service Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Inside Roker Park the Model Railway will be running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the event from 5pm until 8pm. There is no charge but donations are welcomed.

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