The first Active Sunderland Sport Festival of the year is taking place at the Beacon of Light during February half-term on Thursday 21 from 12pm to 3pm.

The BIG Indoor Sports Festival sees the launch of the Active Sunderland BIG Events and Community Sports Festival programme for 2019.

The Active Sunderland team are holding the event at the building next to the Sunderland Aquatic Centre and opposite the Stadium of Light, which provides a wide range of sport, leisure, educational and training facilities for public use.

The Family Fun half term Indoor Sports Festival on 21 February has a full programme of activities for only £2 per person including;
– table tennis
– basketball
– BIG feet football
– Dodgeball
– Inflatable speed cage and dartboard
– Swingball
– Urban Golf
– Hockey
– Dance

Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “The Beacon of Light adds to our network of first class sport and leisure venues across the city, providing people of all ages and abilities with easy, affordable access to a range of leisure and fitness activities.

“This is a fantastic new venue for the Indoor Sports Festival and I hope everyone will come along and enjoy the activities at the first Active Sunderland event of 2019.

“There’s no need to pre-book for this event, just turn up on the day and register. We are expecting the half-term sports festival to be hugely popular with a lot of families taking part in a wide range of fun activities.”

The family fun half term sports festival is also the events debut for the new Active Sunderland lion mascot who will be given a name decided by an online poll, and join SAFC’s Samson in helping to lead the fun throughout the day.

The indoor sports festival will also launch the 2019 city events programme including the BIG 3K Run, BIG Bike Ride, BIG Walk and more.

For more information about the Active Sunderland event programme visit

Dates for your diary:

18 April; Penshaw Bowl

12 May; Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run
15 and 16 June; Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride
30 June; Active Sunderland BIG Walk
24 July – 21 August; Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals (every Wednesday during the summer holidays)

28 August; Active Sunderland BIG Summer Festival

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