Avoid the winter weather in Lanarkshire
The weather outside may be frightful but Lanarkshire’s indoor actives are delightful.
To get the most out of your Christmas trip to Lanarkshire, we have selected some of the area’s top attractions which don’t require you to brace the cold winter weather.
With over 100 interconnected trampolines Airspace in East Kilbride is Europe’s largest indoor trampoline park.
Join in with team sports like dodgeball and basketball or take time to practice your moves in the main arena. You can even work off that extra mince pie with the daily Freestyle Fitness class.
No matter the activity, a trip to Airspace is guaranteed to get the heart racing, making this the perfect place to keep warm this winter.
Prices start from just £8 and booking in advance in advised.
Formally one of Scotland’s most important iron works, the remains of the Summerlee Works can still be viewed today.
The museum, which was built on the site of the original 19th century factory, covers more than 22 acres and provides insight into the industrial past of the area.
Enjoy guided tours of the underground mines, take a ride on the electric tramway or visit the exhibition hall which displays working machinery and an array of interactive displays.
If the Scottish weather permits, you can also jump aboard the Vulcan canal barge, a replica of the world’s very first iron-hulled vessel, or explore the site using the Global Treasure App. This innovative new technology allows you to learn more about the attraction by asking location based questions, providing fun facts and offering up great rewards which can be redeemed at the visitor shop or café. The app has varying levels of complexity allowing everyone to get involved from the biggest history buffs to the youngest children.
Summerlee Museum is open 10am – 4pm, seven days a week. Admission to this attraction is free.
There is no better way to keep warm than by speeding around the track at 40 miles an hour.
Lanarkshire’s premier go-karting centre, ScotKart in Cambuslang, boasts a unique flyover, Monaco-style tunnel and almost 400m of karting track.
Whether you are popping in for a practice session or looking to challenge your friends to a competitive race, ScotKart provides the ideal shelter from the cold outside
The attraction is also home to Combat City, a mission-based tactical laser tag arena. Unlike its traditional counterparts, Combat City provides an ultra-realistic experience which will make you feel like you’ve entered your favourite video game.
ScotKart and Combat City are open throughout the winter, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
As a five-star VisitScotland accredited attraction, Low Parks Museum offers a fascinating insight into the towns and villages of South Lanarkshire.
It houses the regimental records and artefacts of the world famous Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment, which disbanded in 1968 after nearly 300 years of service.
In addition to this permanent presentation, Low Parks Museum will be hosting the ‘Snippets from South Lanarkshire’ exhibition. This fascinating display brings together a selection of stories and objects which celebrate South Lanarkshire’s varied history, including memorabilia from local performer Harry Lauder, paintings by the Cadzow Artists and items relating to the Rutherglen’s Seath Shipyard.
After enjoying a fun and informative tour around the museum, you can relax at the mezzanine café which provides home backing, snacks, teas and coffees.
Entry to the museum is free and opening hours run from 10am-5pm.
For more information on things to do in Lanarkshire visit our dedicated attractions page.