Silksworth Sports Complex is one of the region’s top attractions. It not only has football pitches and a skate park, but also has an outdoor ski slope, plus two nursery slopes for younger skiers to practice on. Silksworth Tennis Club is a short stroll away from here and there’s also a great play area for kids.
If you’re fond of green spaces, look for properties near Silksworth Park. This attractive green area is a magnet for dog-walkers and joggers alike and it also has a sports court.
The area caters well for its residents with several great pubs close by. These include the Golden Fleece, Donkin’s and The Cavalier, which is a much-loved gastro-pub. There are also some high-quality restaurants in the area, such as Signatures Italian and Grill and The Scullery. Alternatively, you’ll find plenty of take-aways in Silksworth, such as Planet Pizza, Ming Gardens and Shan’s Balti House. This is welcome news for the nights when you just want to stay in and watch a movie.
For a livelier form of entertainment, most people tend to catch a taxi or bus into Sunderland city centre, Durham and Newcastle and the coast itself. The city boasts a wealth of shops, attractions and amenities. The Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and the National Glass Centre are perfect for a day out with the family and there are also several cinemas, bars and bowling alleys.
Although many people move to Silksworth to be close to Sunderland, they also choose the location due to its extensive range of amenities. There are several post offices in the area, plus many convenience stores. Asda is close by, which is handy for weekly shops and there’s also The Range, which has everything you need for the home.
There are also some great schools around this location. New Silksworth Academy is well-regarded by local families and Silksworth Junior School is conveniently near. St Leonard’s RC Primary school is also popular and is within the catchment area.
As if this wasn’t enough, there are also numerous buses taking travellers to Sunderland throughout the day. From Sunderland Station, commuters can easily get to Newcastle, Durham and they can even get to Whitby for a day-trip by the sea.
Silksworth is also popular with professionals that work at the Doxford International Business Park, which is a 5 minute drive away along with those commuting to Durham and Newcastle.