Child-free zones to enjoy in Lanarkshire this summer
With the end of the school summer holidays approaching, popular family-friendly attractions are expected to be busy.
If you are looking for a relaxing day out, which doesn’t involve hordes of excited children, Lanarkshire has plenty of hideaways to help you escape.
With our pre-planned pamper day itinerary you are sure to leave Lanarkshire feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Begin your day with a stroll around the beautiful Strathaven Park before taking a short drive to Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel. Spend the afternoon in the spa, where you can choose from a menu of therapeutic treatments, from hot stone massages to tri-enzyme facials and nourishing frangipani body wraps.
Top off the day, with afternoon tea and a glass of Champagne.
A short drive from Kilsyth, Colzium Lennox Estate has plenty to explore on a summers day, from spectacular walled gardens, to woodland walks and lots of rare plants.
The Estate’s central attraction, the 200-year old Colzium House, has even had an extensive £750,000 makeover. At the café, you will be able to dine al-fresco while taking in views of the tranquil surroundings.
If the weather is on the chilly side, enjoy a tour around the onsite museum which houses artefacts of nearby castles as well as displays and rare photographs from local towns.
Hamilton Park Racecourse is the perfect kid-free zone for an evening of horsing around.
The 2017 summer season is off to a racing start, as the prize pot reaches a record breaking £1.2 million and the recently revamped hospitality boxes are unveiled.
With several big racing days also taking place, including the Lanark Silver Bell Racenight complete with GBX Anthems, as well as a Music Festival Racenight, you’ll have plenty of chances to let your mane down.
A trip to Magiscroft Fishery is the perfect plaice for those who want to de-stress in the great outdoors.
Scotland’s premier fresh-water fishery, Magiscroft has seven different waters to sink your hook into, as well as on site café and shop.
Famed for its friendly atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to have a whale of a time in beautiful surroundings.
Make the most of the remaining summer months with a walk around the grounds of Chatelherault Country Park.
Built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Duke of Hamilton, Chaterlherault boasts more than ten miles of scenery along the River Avon.
Take in the sounds of the roaring river and the sights of the indigenous wildlife which includes badgers, otters, kingfishers and roe deer.
For more information on activities available in Lanarkshire, as well as details on the most popular attractions check out our dedicated things to do page.