Great days out

Looking for things to do in Lanarkshire? Get active with beautiful country parks offering amazing scenery, a wide range of museums uncovering local history, visitor centres and attractions that allow you to get up close and personal with some local and exotic animals and a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, there really is something for everyone in Lanarkshire!

If you are looking for ideas, click on one of our suggested day trip itineraries below. Remember to email us with your comments after the trip.

And if you want to get a sense of the type of experiences you can have in Lanarkshire, watch our short films of: family days, escape days, getaway days and play days.

Strathclyde Park Canoes
Family day out at Strathclyde Park
Enjoy this family trip day out in Lanarkshire which takes in Strathclyde Country and Barons Haugh RSPB Nature Reserve.
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Drumpellier, Gravit8 and golfing
Only 14 miles of driving is required to visit these 3 Lanarkshire attractions, including a tranquil country park, high energy trampolining and developing your golfing skills.
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Enjoy a historic day out in Bothwell and Hamilton
Who says history is dull? Visit Bothwell castle, Hamilton Mausoleum, Low Parks Museum and Chatelherault Country Park on this great family day out.
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Treat and Pamper Day
Designed to help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this itinerary lets you enjoy some you time. Beginning with a walk around the award-winning Strathaven Park and ending with a spa treatment at the luxury Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel, you will leave Lanarkshire relaxed and refreshed.
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Explore Tinto and Biggar on this great day out
Climb Lanarkshire's most iconic hill. Then head for Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum, one of Lanarkshire's newest attractions and rated 5 star by VisitScotland.
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Enjoy some time together in East Kilbride
Visit the UK's largest onshore windfarm , 5 star National Museum of Rural Life and the ever popular Calderglen Country Park on this day trip.
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Let’s take a trip down the Clyde Valley
Save time planning and time travelling and enjoy this day trip which takes in Chatelherault, the Clyde Valley Tourist Route, Lanark and New Lanark World Heritage Site.
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Drift back to another era at Summerlee and the Time Capsule
If you feel like getting away from it all - to a simpler time, why not try this historic and relaxing escape day. Starting with a visit to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, a stroll along the Monkland canal, a swim and sauna at the time capsule then a delicious late lunch in the Tudor Hotel.
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Carron Valley and the Antonine Wall
Walk in the footsteps of the Romans. Enjoy this day trip which takes in Colzium House, Auchinstarry Marina, Antonine Wall, World of Wings before finishing at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
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Have an action packed day in Cumbernauld
This day of paintball, bmx cycling and swimming will satisfy even the most energetic of visitors.
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Enjoy some hi-octane fun in Lanarkshire
Get airborne at Playsport, drive a speeding go-kart at ScotKart or enjoy a game of laser tag at Combat City with friends on a day out that could never be described as dull.
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Bouldering fun at Cuningar Loop
Explore and have fun outdoors in Lanarkshire
Explore Cuningar Loop and Strathclyde Park on this family day trip to Lanarkshire.
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