Where . . . Silksworth Sports Complex, Sunderland

What . . . The sports complex includes a 165-metre main ski slope and two nursery slopes. All the slopes are floodlit and served by three tows offering year-round recreational skiing/snowboarding for those whoe can turn, stop, and use the lifts.

Expert tuition is also available for all ages and abilites, from 4 years for skiing and 7 years for snowboarding. Youngsters can also enjoy the snowtubing.

Other amenities . . . The Silksworth Sports Complex also includes a cafe, picnic area, an athletics track, adventure playground, outdoor skate park, grass football pitches, and a fishing lake.

Prices . . . Contact the centre for prices

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