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!)

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Arsenic and Old Lace

East Kilbride Village Theatre
A timeless and classic black comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace is the story of Abby and Martha Brewster, two delightfully innocent elderly sisters who dedicate their lives to saving unfortunate, lonely men from the sorrows of this world – by poisoning them,...
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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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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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Back To The 1930’s at New Lanark

Back To The 1930’s at New Lanark

New Lanark World Heritage Site
Put your 1930’s glad rags on, step back in time and come and join all the fun at New Lanark this September! Enjoy live music all afternoon from two, five piece bands; The Tenement Jazz Band and Award winning best jazz vocalist...
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Balloonatics 2: Get Pumped

Balloonatics 2: Get Pumped

The Town House
New family show by the Scottish award nominated comedian Chris Henry.
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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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Baron's Haugh

Baron's Haugh

Community nature reserve on the edge of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.
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Beauty and the Beast (1)

Beauty and the Beast (1)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Pantomime about the tale as old as time.
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Beauty and the Beast (2)

Beauty and the Beast (2)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Pantomime based on the tale as old as time.
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Bedlam Paintball

Bedlam Paintball

A purpose-built facility near Cumbernauld - only 20 minutes from Glasgow and easily accessible from the M8 and the M80
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Bellshill Golf Club

Bellshill Golf Club

Enjoy a days out golfing in the heart of Lanarkshire overlooking Strathclyde Park.
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Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

Lanark Memorial Hall
A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like *The Phantom of the Opera*, *Mamma Mia*, *The Lion King* and *Les Miserables*.
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