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ActivAge courses include: Computer and tablet courses for Online skills for life, Modern languages (Beginners and Intermediate), Arts and Crafts and Health and Fitness.

Course fees may vary depending on individual circumstances and the ActivAge staff will be happy to help and advise you during enrolment days.

Please note course places can be pre-booked in advance of enrolment day. Contact us now on 0191 514 8334 to confirm your place.

We offer a wide range of courses Click here to view the ActivAge Programme of Activites Summer 2018

We are very proud of our learner's achievements and the section below promotes the work our learners have accomplished by attending  courses at Age UK Sunderland.

Age UK Sunderland Tutor and Learner win FACL Awards 2017 Click here to view details


Walk Down Memory Lane Project Includes photos and documents and interviews with learners.

Photo Restoration Work Examples of Photo Restoration beginners have achieved.

Watercolours Class Some beautiful Watercolour paintings created by our learners.

Happy Day Singers Group:   The “Happy Day Singers” are a mixed group of older people who practice their singing skills weekly in the Bradbury Centre.  We have entertained on many different occasions since 2008 in Sunderland and Ryhope area for the W.I., Old People’s Homes, The Little Sisters of the Poor, Church Meetings, Weddings, and Hotel Parties, etc.


Here is a lovely comment we received from one of our satisfied learners David Warden

"I have been taking lessons with Age UK for quite a while now and have to congratulate the organisation with the way in which it provides for people of more mature years. In particular the courses I have attended which you have been involved with. You almost get a hug when you enter the building - with the office staff downstairs giving you a smile when you walk through the doors. Then the welcome we get from your good self. 

As I have said before - you are without doubt one of the best tutors I have ever had on a course - and I have attended a lot over the years.  You put everybody at ease and make sure that everyone can follow your instructions. The proof of this is in the centre page spread of the Sunderland Echo of a couple of weeks ago.

I hope from a personal point of view that courses concerning Photo Renovation etc., will continue and I will still pay for them as they are extremely good value for money. I learnt a while ago about life long learning - and you and Age UK are providing just that for those people - like me that aren’t ready yet for the slippers and hearth. Keep up the excellent work. I would be grateful if you could pass this up the line to your superiors." 

The Computer suite at the Bradbury Centre

Come along to our computer drop-in and learn the basics of family tree online, photo restoration, internet and email or just come along and have an informal chat to find out more.

Our computer suite is open all year round, with Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays allocated for FACL courses.

And for drop in sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 - 3:30 where you can pop in for some tuition and expert advice about computers and tablets for the cost of £2 per day.

For further information contact us at:

The Bradbury Centre
Stockton Road
Tyne and Wear

Phone: 0191 514 8334

Ideas for future courses

We always welcome ideas for new courses and activities. If you have any suggestions for new activities you'd like us to introduce, please speak to the ActivAge staff.

Our courses and activities are supported by: Sunderland City Council Family Adult and Community Learning

European Social Fund

Skills Funding Agency

UK Online Sunderland City Libraries