Post-event activities in Lanarkshire
As one of Scotland’s most popular corporate events destinations, Lanarkshire has a lot to offer when it comes to post-meeting activities. Whether you are looking to motivate delegates with an adrenaline fuelled day or de-stress after a hectic day in the boardroom, Lanarkshire’s venues have everything you need for a successful corporate event
Situated at one of Lanarkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage sites, delegates attending an event at the New Lanark Mill Hotel have can experience the 18th century working mill like never before. The venue offers guests the chance to delve into the history of the area with exclusive after-hours tours and private presentations on the history of the village.
In addition to offering cultural insight into one of the area’s most historical significant attractions, New Lanark Mill Hotel is perfectly located for delegates to explore the great outdoors. After a long day of meetings, attendees can stretch their legs with a walk along the Falls of Clyde where they will have to chance to see over 100 different types of birds, from kingfishers to peregrine falcons. Delegates can also try their hand at fishing at the nearby New Mill Trout Fishing Park, or saddle-up at the Scottish Equestrian Centre in Lanark.
Those looking to add some adventure to their corporate event, should check out the Alona Hotel, located in Strathclyde Country Park. As well as enjoying unrivalled views of Lanarkshire’s most popular park, delegates can make use of the purpose-built water sports centre. As an official venue at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the world class centre lets delegates try out a range of sports from rowing and sailing to water-skiing and windsurfing.
Those interested in less intensive sporting activities can still get out on the open water by heading along to the funboat dock where pedals, bumper boats and speedboat trips can be booked for as little as £2 per session.
Based in Bellshill, the Hilton Strathclyde is just a short drive from Scotland’s premier theme park, M&Ds. After a long day of meetings, delegates can let their hair down on the many rollercoasters or challenge their colleagues to a game of glow in the dark bowling. The multi-purpose attraction also houses Scotland’s only indoor tropical rainforest where delegates can check out an array of exotic animals such as pythons, marmoset monkeys, poison dart frogs and chameleons.
Those looking to avoid the boardroom entirely should head along to ScotKart Cambuslang for an adrenaline-filled day of go karting and laser tag. The amazing indoor race track and the award-winning tactical laser tag arena, Combat City, can be used for team building games, to increase communication and strategy skills as well as helping to build new relationships.
After battling it out in the laser tag which has been described as a mix of 'Call of Duty' and paintball without the bruises, guests can enjoy delicious freshly baked pizza buffet in a VIP room, and while the venue is not licensed guests can bring their own beer or wine, which will be kept chilled while you play.
For more information on Lanarkshire’s event spaces check our dedicated venue information section.