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Local Tourist Information Centres and Shops

National Glass Centre

Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL, UK – 0191 515 5555

Wheelchair and child friendly place to visit within Sunderland University grounds. It has a gallery showing modern art pieces made of glass. The gentleman 'curator' was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. There is a 'museum' area that shows the history of glass. The information was easy to read and understand. They had a room that they were using for a craft activity for children. My favourite part was a glassblowing demonstration where 2 lovely guys produced a glass multicoloured vase. The restaurant was good quality but maybe a little on the expensive side. The shop had a wide variety of glass items as well as other souvenirs to suit all budgets. The toilets are clean and there is a disabled one available too. This centre is fully accessible and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth a look visit. We took a walk along the Riverside after where you can see some interesting sculptures. The National Glass Centre runs a great variety of glass and ceramic classes / workshops. Check the website and be sure to book in advance to guarantee a place. The classes are extremely popular.

My family had been to the glass museum a couple off times before and where very enthusiastic so when we had family visiting from Japan my wife wanted to take them there. I was a little dubious but it was a big success. The building is very stylish and packed with interesting exhibits. The best bits are the demonstrations of working with glass. These have all the elements of tense theatre as you watch a glass product being made and hope that it doesn't end up in pieces on the floor. Highly recommended.

Thomas Cook Travel Ltd

Sunderland SR3 1PD, UK – 0191 511 1179

The staff were very very helpful when I wanted my holiday transferred to another airport although I had booked on line. This holiday was to go to India (Goa) unfortunately I had to cancel this holiday due to a medical problem. The staff did this for me as I was unable to do it myself it was cancelled without any problem. I will certainly use this branch in future for all of my holidays to come. A very big thank you to all the holiday consultants at the Sainsbury's retail park.

Thomas Cook Travel Ltd

25c, The Bridges, Sunderland SR1 3LB, UK – 0191 511 1223

my wife had a problem with the hotel staff and was constant being followed all over the hotel grounds the staff also invaded her privacy by going through her wardrobe as she know how she left things tidy so I got in touch with a lady called joyce at sunderland" the bridges" who I know could not do anything about it but also sorted a problem out regarding medical baggage she relayed to me that my wife and her friend could have in the cabin 11 kgs 6 in the overhead compartment and 5 under the seat but the airline wanted it to be put in writing so hence the call to her as my wife is registered disabled and needs class a drugs to take with her but it came through all wrong on the mail it only stated that it was only 6 kgs she could take wither so I rang again the bridges but the lady called joyce was on a day off so I spoke to andrea who was just as brilliant again the mail came though wrong but whether that was me telling andrea wrong I don't know but it has come through with only I disabled passenger on the mail mrs cheryl sharp who could take 11 kgs I am waiting to ring her she will probably be sick of the sound of my voice by now but these 2 ladies have put my wifes fears at rest as she was very stressed out over this we did clarify this with the medical team before they flew out but still got stopped at Stansted checkin desk but after a bit of talking was allowed to take this in the cabin 6 overhead 5 under the seat also the assistance at dalmaan airport is non existant the rep last year just disappeared and if it was not for the monarch rep both girls would have missed their flight same thing no one was their for assistance and that is whats bothering my wife and her friend this time as they cannot walk very far at all both have problems wiyth their spine .BUT THANK YOU LADIES WHO KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU ARE BRILLIANT AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE A CREDIT TO THOMAS COOK THANK YOU dr j Brodie ps all these girls are brilliant nothing is too much trouble no matter how many times you ring them they are always helpful and always cheerful a very good staff all round .

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Boat Moorings & Marinas

Port of Sunderland

Capstan House, Greenwells Quay, South Docks, Barrack St, Sunderland SR1 2BU, UK – 0191 553 2100

A lovely evening to look at the tall ships. Plenty of stewards and police presence making you feel safe. Lots of stalls selling food and refreshments and no shortage of portaloos.

The Tall Ships Sunderland 2018, at the Port of Sunderland, were fantastic to see. Especially since you can't get into the port normally!

Boat Trips & Excursions - if available

Purple Travel

9-10 Vine Pl, Sunderland SR1 3NE, UK – 020 7993 9222

First time booking with purple travel and deffinately will not be the last, special thanks to Jack who not only listened to every requirement we had but done it without the typical sales talk, he also shown a great understanding of our needs and maintained a professional manor through out, nothing was to much hard work for him and he even went the extra mile to email the hotel we chose to stay with to make sure we could get rooms next to each other for me and my family, thank you once again Jack you made something that was quite stressful seem so simple, it was a pleasure doing business with you, you are a credit to your company, Kind regards, The Taylor Family.

Local Parks & Gardens

Mowbray Park

9 Toward Rd, Sunderland SR1 2QF, UK

Lovely park in the heart of the city next to the winter gardens and museum. The park has well kept flower displays and a children's play area. There is a duck pond with a variety of ducks and swans

Lovely tidy park to take your family for a picnic. Have a drink and a snack in the cafe ,have a lovely stroll around the gardens. Put your young ones in the play area.

The Secret Garden, Doxford Park

Sunderland SR3 2PD, UK – 0191 520 5550

I love this little park. It's a little patch of calm and quiet. The dog walkers and photographers - of which there are many - always give a friendly greeting. It's full of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in the spring. You can still see the remains of the walled kitchen garden - which was heated in its day for grapevines, and the gardener's wheelbarrow path. Friends of the Park work to keep it in shape - sometimes a thankless task, I think. Their efforts are appreciated and long may they continue.

Its a lovely lil place to walk yer dogs and also just for a quite walk with friends on a hot day

Barnes Park

Barnes Park Rd, Sunderland SR4 7PY, UK – 0191 561 5111

Fab park very well looked after. Very busy when I visited. There was a craft fair/ market.. loads of climbing frames and areas for children using lots of f the trees as well. .great pond and wildlife. Nice little coffee shop Well worth a visit !!

My daughter loves this park, we visit quite often. It's nice and clean and lots of things for kids to play on. It's also a nice walk with the lakes in the middle.

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