Stick to your new year resolutions in Lanarkshire

With 80% of resolutions destined to fail before February, beat the odds with our specially crafted guide of fun and impactful ways to keep your promise for a healthier, happier and more adventurous 2018.


Exercise more

Almost 40% of people commit to exercising more in the new year, making it one of the most popular resolutions.

At Scotland’s first Olympic-sized swimming pool, Dollan Aqua Centre, you’ll be inspired to burn off the Turkey dinner. Equipped with water flumes and a state-of-the-art gym, you’ll have a whale of time while getting fit and healthy.

If you’d rather stay out of the water, then why not explore Lanarkshire’s vast network of cycling routes, with paths suitable for both beginner and intermediate cyclists.



Spend time with family

Balancing busy schedules means there is often little time to organise days out with loved ones, but with our handy pre-planned days out, you won’t need to worry about a thing.

From a relaxing spa day to an afternoon of water-sports at Strathclyde Country Park, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Whether it’s a day exploring the countryside, or wondering through one of our iconic visitor attractions, Lanarkshire provides the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends.



Explore the outdoors more

Shut down the laptop, turn off the television and lock your mobile phone away – 2018 might be the future but we all need time to disconnect from devices.

Whether it’s a gentle stroll through ancient Japanese gardens, a tough hike up Tinto Hill, or an expedition to spot wildlife, Lanarkshire’s vast and beautiful landscapes make it easy to reconnect with nature.

We’ve even got walking routes perfectly suited to man’s best friend - and our guide to the best dog friendly walks is guaranteed to get those tails wagging.


Learn a new skill

If your goal is to take on a new challenge in 2018, or expand your interests, then Lanarkshire is the place for you.  

At Eden Leisure Village you can learn everything from archery, to zorbing and bubble football.

For those looking to reach new heights in 2018, visit Cloudbusters where you can learn to paraglide, or check out Scotland’s first-indoor e-bike arena Hyper Trax.  

If you are looking for a more sedate hobby, then you can practice putting and get your swing in groove at Playsport Golf, a two-tier 56 bay practice range.



Make your 2018 extra special by checking out our what’s on page for details on events happening in Lanarkshire.