Keep the kids entertained this Easter in Lanarkshire

The Easter holidays, for many of us, marks the beginning of an energising period, when the weather gets warmer, the scenery brighter, the days longer and nights shorter.

However, for others, the two-week school break can be a time of fluster, as parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles alike scramble to find ways to keep the little ones entertained.

If you’re opting for a stay-cation this spring, make sure to visit Lanarkshire, because we’ve got plenty for the kids (and adults) to enjoy. 


Spring family fun at Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life

School might be out but at Summerlee Museum of Industrial Life expect lots of egg-citing activities, rolled up into an educational day out.

From Monday 2 to Sunday 15 April, the award-winning attraction will be delivering an Easter egg- trail, animal handling session, arts and crafts, alongside its usual tram rides and mine tours.

Download the Global Treasure App, and you’ll be able to explore the site in a unique way, finding out fun facts and collecting rewards which are redeemable in the visitor café.



Take your little monsters to one of Scotland’s biggest indoor soft play areas, and you’ll be sure to tire them out.

With a labyrinth of tunnels, slides, bridges and climbing frames, this Jurassic-themed world of adventure will be the top of every kids Easter wish list.


Spring into Easter at the National Museum of Rural Life

Nothing signals the start of spring quite like the sight of new born baby lambs, and where better to get up close than Scotland’s National Museum of Rural Life.

On Monday 2 April, the attraction will be bustling with baby lambs, calves, chicks, rabbits (and the Easter bunny), as well as other spring animals including hedgehogs and skunks.

Next up - on Tuesday 3 April - the museum will also be buzzing with excitement as it launches its Go Wild in Spring programme. featuring bee-themed activities where visitors can taste local honey, plant bee-friendly seeds and dress up as beekeepers.



You don’t need to travel to sunny Spain to splash around a water park.

Home to two 100m flumes, rubber ring ride and wave pool, the Timecapsule has everything you’ll need for an action-packed day out in the water.


Great Days Out

Make the most of your trip to Lanarkshire by following our pre-planned days out.


Drumpellier Country Park

Get the kids out their rooms and enjoy some time in the outdoors.

With two large lochs, abundance of wildlife and 500 acres of stunning scenery, you’ll definitely be able to appreciate the changing season at Drumpellier Country Park.

Better yet there’s a play area inspired by a ‘crannog’ – an iron-style house which allows the kids to immersive themselves in the history of the local surroundings while having fun.



Whether you’re looking for family fun, or just need to escape for an afternoon of relaxation after a busy two weeks of entertaining the little ones, we’ve got something for every occasion.

For more information on events happening in Lanarkshire, check out our dedicated what’s on page.