Summer starts in Lanarkshire!
Summer starts here!
Keep the kids entertained in Lanarkshire this July and August
The weather may be unpredictable, but one thing is guaranteed this summer - Lanarkshire has plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Whether you’re indoors or venturing outside, here’s a pick of what to do over the next couple of months...
Things to do in Lanarkshire on a rainy day
• Visit Egypt for the day in Lanarkshire
Be transported to the land of Egypt as you make your own Egyptian tablet and clay pyramid. At various locations across Lanarkshire, learn about hieroglyphics and the history of this ancient country. Divided into two age groups 5-7 and 8-11, art workshops start from £3.50. For more information, visit: http://www.visitlanarkshire.com/events/family/Egyptian-Tablet/
• Create a masterpiece at Rutherglen Town Hall
See your dream go from script to screen in just four days! For first-timers and seasoned attendees alike, have fun at Four Day Film with all the latest kit and work with professional filmmakers to get your masterpiece ready for screening at Rutherglen Town Hall. Divided into age groups 8-11 and 12-16, four-day workshops start from £24. Please note this workshop is based at three different locations. For more information, call 01698 452299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Learn some history at New Lanark Visitor Centre
A highlight of a trip to the New Lanark Visitor Centre is the Annie McLeod Experience. Mill girl Annie returns to where she worked in 1820 and takes visitors on a mesmerising journey back in time as she tells her fascinating story of life in Robert Owen’s New Lanark. The ride entertains, educates and enthrals visitors of all ages. For more information, please call 01555 661345 or visit: www.newlanark.org
• Get active in one of Lanarkshire’s Many Swimming Pools
Fancy a swim? Lanarkshire is home to numerous leisure centres, such as Hamilton’s Water Palace and Aquatec in Motherwell, which are perfect for a family day out. For more information, please visit: www.nlleisure.co.uk
Things to do in the great outdoors
• Down on the farm at the National Museum of Rural Life
There are various fun events taking place at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride such as Go Wild in Summer. Until Sunday 12 August, take part in country and outdoor activities including den-making, ranger walks, photography and a visit to the Garden Detectives exhibition. Make a day of it with a picnic and trips on the Farm Explorer. For price information and to book, call 0300 123 6789. For further information, visit: www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life.aspx
• Get back to nature at the Falls of Clyde, Lanark
A trip to the Falls of Clyde and the New Lanark Visitor Centre is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get out and enjoy the Lanarkshire countryside. See wild peregrine falcons nesting, spot some badgers, take a guided tour through the woodland and join in a mini-beast hunt. For more information, call the Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre on (01555) 665262 or visit: www.nts.org.uk
• Get On your bike in Lanarkshire
There are many fantastic cycling routes in Lanarkshire to take in the sights and sounds, with special landmarks such as the Antonine Wall and the Forth Road Canal. The Carron Valley mountain bike trails in Lanarkshire provide an excellent resource, with easy access to trails close to Glasgow and the central belt. For details of other tailored cycling routes around Lanarkshire, visit: www.visitlanarkshire.com/things-to-do/cycling
• Put your foot down in Lanarkshire
For those who prefer a good walk, a visit to Calderglen Country Park may be just the ticket. Within the grounds of Calderglen visitors can wander along the length of the wooded glen, which extends for about 5km of the Rotten Calder River with waterfalls along the way. For more information, please call (01355) 236644 or visit: www.visitlanarkshire.com/attractions/garden-and-parks/Calderglen-Country-Park