Sunderland is an ideal place for days out and the various activities include shopping, museums and galleries and various other activities.
The main shopping centre is Bridges. This has many stores which includes accessorize, Game, Greggs, Goldsmith, Perfume Shop, Pound land and Phones4U. The centre is pen 7 days a week and even on some of the major holidays as well. Right in the heart of the Sunderland Shopping Centre it is easily accessible via all fronts.
Any one hoping to escape the buzz of daytime shopping can easily some of the various museums on offer. These include the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens which is amongst other things a museum, exhibition and large garden centre. It has regular special events with specified paintings on offer.
On the flip side we have the northern gallery for contemporary art which gives artists the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience.
The Ryhope Engine Museum is also worth looking out for as it is widely regarded as one of the best museums in the area. There are various exhibitions of boilers and steam engines on show as well. Other Museums worth checking out are Reg Vardy Gallery and also Monkwearmouth Station Museum.