Summer in Lanarkshire

Are you thinking of things to do this summer? Think of picnics on the grass, getting the family out of the house and long summer nights strolling in the slowly fading light...Here are some suggestions for the best places for the most Summery of activities.

Calderglen Country PArk

Catch up with your favourite animals in the zoo, mine are the sleepy Fennec Fox and the busy ants marching over your head on the rope bridge, don't worry they hardly ever fall on your head! Relax by the flowing Calder with its ancient trees and attractive waterfalls.

Summerlee - the museum of scottish industrial life

Its summer so why not Summerlee? As well as the indoor attraction, you can explore the large site with its play area, canal side walkway and recreated miners cottages.

little sparta - a garden of magical surprises

Possibly the most important garden in Britain, one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Created by the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, discover the artworks among the plants and ponds and dream away the afternoon.

then what?

When you have been to all these places use our search tool (above) to find more things to see and do in Lanarkshire. Spend less time in the car travelling and more time in the sun, (hopefully!)

Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park is a four star tourist attraction with play areas, walks and children's zoo. The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde.
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Summerlee -  The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Visit Scotland's leading industrial heritage attraction! A great free family day out with real tramway and mine, exhibition of working machinery and lots more!
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Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

It has been described as the most important garden made in Britain since the war, but it is also one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Set in the Pentland Hills above the village of Dunsyre, Little Sparta is the creation of the...
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... Carla J Easton, Annie Booth and Nicol & Elliott

Number 18
CamGlen Radio Presents a mix of electropop, jazz and folk music at Number 18, Rutherglen with Carla J Easton and Annie Booth co-headlining the event on Friday 6 September. Glasgow based, Carla J Easton is described as the unbeatable princess of DIY...
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60s and 70s Tribute

Tinto Hotel
Tribute night party featuring the hits of the 60s and 70s.
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60s Night Out

Rutherglen Town Hall
Hit Makers - The Dreamers, formerly Freddie and the Dreamers, have joined forces with The Temple Brothers - The Official UK No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers, to bring to you their brand new show - 60's Night Out. The Show begins...
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80's Festive Party Night

80's Festive Party Night

Tinto Hotel
Disco night playing all the hits of the 80s.
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80s Mania

80s Mania

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 28 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with a live band and awesome dancers. Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna,...
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80's Mania

80's Mania

Lanark Memorial Hall
Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show! The show features the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, The Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure,...
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80s Mania

80s Mania

Lanark Memorial Hall
A concert featuring tributes to the likes of Duran Duran, the Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham! and more.
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9 to 5 The Musical

East Kilbride Village Theatre
Studio 32 present 9 to 5 The Musical at The Village Theatre Tumble outta' bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical! 9 to 5 the Musical focuses on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all...
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90s vs 00s Festive Party Night

90s vs 00s Festive Party Night

Tinto Hotel
The hits of the nineties are pitted against the noughties at this disco night.
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90s Weekender

30s & Sugar
Relive the 90's with our nostalgia weekend
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A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Photography exhibition that portrays the history of the Albion Rovers Football Club and their fans, in celebration of the club's 100th anniversary.
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A Kind of Magic: Queen Tribute

A Kind of Magic: Queen Tribute

Tinto Hotel
A tribute to the rock band Queen, alongside a three-course meal.
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