Football is a major passion of the northeast, and with Euro 2016 it will seem the world’s gone football crazy. If football is not your thing here are some alternative sports in Sunderland to try.
Snowsports in summer are possible at Silksworth Ski slope. The dry ski slope means you can ski or snowboard all year round. You can take lessons on the beginners’ nursery slope or seasoned pros can whiz down the main slope. Check it out via the website everyoneactive.com/centre/silksworth-sports-complex-and-ski-slope/
Get behind the steering wheel at Karting North East. One of the largest karting circuits in the UK its great fun to compete with your mates to see who is the fastest. They also have paintballing, archery and tomahawk games available for something a bit different. kartingnortheast.com
Go wet and wild and try surfing, kayaking, sailing and more at rocker beach water sports centre. marineactivitiescentre.co.uk/adventuresunderland
Ten-pin bowling is a classic indoor sport that is fun for everyone. Riverside bowling is just five minutes from the city centre on Wessington Way. riversidebowling.co.uk