Sunderland Summer Family Takeaways

Collect from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Learning Space

Monday – Friday 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm
FREE , suggested donation £3
Activities suitable for a range of ages and abilities


Sunderland Summer Takeaways are free activity packs to help families get creative and explore outdoor spaces around the city this summer!

Each pack has a different theme, inspired by our natural history and art collections at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Arts Centre Washington, and National Glass Centre.

Each takeaway pack is crammed full for fun activities for all ages to enjoy, exploring plants and gardens, seas and rivers, bugs and beasties, and castles.

The following packs will be available to collect or download on the weeks below:


22 July: Plants and Gardens

Discover some unusual plant stories, make your own plant potion zine and try colouring sheets and seed bunting activities. Why not head off on a minibeast hunt and make a paper butterfly?

3 August: Sunderland by the Sea

This pack supports National Marine Week with the Wildlife Trusts. Families can make a seagull kite, an ocean drum and a saltdough starfish then explore the coast to discover rockpool wildlife and seabirds using spotter guides.

17 August: Taking Art Everywhere

This pack is packed full of amazing art activities created by artists and inspired by works in the Arts Council Collection, the UK’s largest loan collection of modern and contemporary art. Express yourself by making your own zines, animations, light displays, story sticks and much more!

24 August: Castles and Heritage

This pack will explore castles, local landmarks and famous historical figures, inspired by the new exhibition Castles: Paintings from the National Gallery, London which opens at the Museum on 5 September. Activities include model castle building and heraldry.


*One pack available per family, available whilst stocks last

We want children across Sunderland to enjoy creative activities this summer.

Please can you support us to do this?


or text SUNDERLAND to 70450 to donate £3.

Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message.

Thank you.


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