Monday, 21 October 2013

Roker Park Lights: A Wonderland Experience

This one is for the North East-ians (I know that isn't a word, but hey!)

Sunderland Live are hosting a new event called the Roker Park Lights, which will be running until November 3rd. And guess what? The theme is one of my all time favourites - ALICE IN WONDERLAND. The park is lit up with beautiful fairy lights connoting the theme, with everything from a giant sparkly cheshire cat to Alice herself, perched up on top of a giant white rabbit. It's not one to be missed.

My family came up to university to see me this weekend and I decided to take them to the lights, as I have two younger siblings (not because I was super excited to go, honest.) So, off we popped down towards the Roker Seafront. We parked in the Marine Walk car park - which is FREE, hoo-rah - and toddled down the sea front and quite literally "walked towards the light" at the entrance of Holey Rock Corner.

We were greeted by an array of pretty lights and because we went on the Saturday evening, there were characters walking around the park too, including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and a sparkly Card Soldier. What more could you want?

Another exciting part of the event was not only the pretty lights and the nice smelling food vans in the middle of the park, but the train rides available (again, FREE OF CHARGE) near the two child parks. This is where around 4 people sat on a train cart and sped around the track, looking at all the pretty lights on their merry little way.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to try this as (as you probably know) the North East weather is unreliable and it began to quite literally "chuck it down", so we ran back to the car faster than victims in a zombie apocalypse.

Sorry about the super-bright pictures, phone camera quality is the worst.

So, if you do go to the Roker Lights or have been, let me know.
If you've been on the train ride, don't tell me because the disheartened child inside me will only be jealous.

You can find more information at the Sunderland Live website, including Family Weekend Activities

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