Forget Winter - Summer is Coming!

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!)

Amazonia

Amazonia

Scotland's largest indoor tropical rainforest with over 70 different species.
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Angels Diner and Bar

Angels Diner and Bar

Angels stylish restaurant and bar, part of Angels Hotel in Uddingston is the perfect venue for a night with friends or more formal dining.
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Annie The Musical

Airdrie Town Hall
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Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall in one of the six UNESCO world heritage sites in Scotland.
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Applebox Film Club Location Shoot: Water Lot of Fun!

Applebox Film Club Location Shoot: Water Lot of Fun!

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Be part of a location-based film shoot, learn about filming techniques and the challenges of working on and around water. Suitable for ages eight to 13. Bring outdoor gear and a packed lunch.
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Aquatec

Aquatec

Tropical leisure pool in the heart of Motherwell.
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Arielle

Bellshill West Parish Church
Classic folk rock singer ARIELLE is performing LIVE at Bellshill West Parish Church. As one of her UK tour dates, Arielle, all the way from Austin, Texas - will visit Bellshill West Parish Church for a LIVE performance on the 14th of...
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Auchinstarry Marina

Auchinstarry Marina

On the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal between the historic mining towns of Kilsyth and Croy lies British Waterways, Scottish flagship destination, Auchinstarry Marina.
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August Steam Fair

August Steam Fair

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Enjoy a day out with Summerlee's steam fleet, as well as arts and crafts, music, mine tours, tram rides and museum exhibitions.
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Avon Trout Fishery

Avon Trout Fishery

Avon Trout Fishery is located at Greendykeside wind farm overlooking the Trossachs and Ochil Hills.
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Badger watch

Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre
An evening walk to our outdoor badger viewing area, learning about badgers as we go, with the chance to view badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures. This includes a 45-minute walk to the sett. Can’t make the date? Contact the ranger to...
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Barnardo's Positive Destinations: Creative Faces Project

Barnardo's Positive Destinations: Creative Faces Project

Airdrie Health Centre
Exhibition of works from the Barnardo's Positive Destinations Creative Faces, which offered free workshops on fashion, photography and music to young people aged 14--26 who have experienced the care system.
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