Where We Are

Our home - the Beacon of Light

Foundation of Light’s home is the Beacon of Light community hub, just next door to Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light.

The Beacon opened its doors in 2018 and welcomes around 7,000 visitors each week.

Lots of the Foundation’s sport, education and wellbeing programmes are delivered within the centre.

The Beacon is also home to the Beacon of Light School, Siblings Nursery, specialist NHS mental health services and MPCT.

Our Outreach Centres
We deliver programmes right across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham. So no matter where you are in the region, you can access the right services and support for you.

- Centre of Light - Stadium of Light
- Centre of Light Caterpillar - Peterlee
- Foundations, Shildon

How to get to the Beacon of Light
Getting to the Beacon is simple, whether you're travelling by car or using public transport...

By Car

Our postcode is SR5 1SN.

Free parking is available in the green or blue car parks and then it is a short walk to the Beacon entrance.

Blue badge parking is available and can be accessed via the Sunderland Aquatic Centre’s car park off Vaux Brewery Way.

By Rail and Metro

Sunderland is serviced by the Tyne and Wear Metro railway system, connecting the city to Newcastle East Coast mainline and Newcastle International Airport.

Trains run approximately every 10 minutes with the Stadium of Light and St Peter’s stations (the closest of the two) just a few minutes walk away.

By Bus

There are regular bus services to and from Stadium Park, with a bus stop outside the front entrance to the Beacon.

Services are available from Go North East and Stage Coach.

Beacon of Light Opening Hours:

Monday: 9am - 10pm
Tuesday: 9am - 10pm
Wednesday: 9am - 10pm
Thursday: 9am - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm

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