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!)

Big Band Tea Dance

Big Band Tea Dance

Lanark Memorial Hall
That Swing Sensation's Big Tea Dance Band bring an afternoon of dancing or just enjoying the music.
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Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus . . .

Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus . . .

East Kilbride Arts Centre
A very non-traditional kids' show, loosely, but not entirely, based on *Goldilocks and the Three Bears*. Audience interaction is encouraged. Ages 4--9.
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Biggar Adventure Ltd

Biggar Adventure Ltd

Whatever you want to do, its sure to be a Biggar Adventure!
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Biggar Albion Archive

Biggar Albion Archive

The Albion Club and The Albion Archive and is based in Biggar, where Thomas Blackwood Murray (co-founder of Albion) built and tested the first Albion car.
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Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum

New purpose built, fully accessible museum on the High Street in the centre of Biggar. VisitScotland 5 star rating.
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Biggar Gasworks

Biggar Gasworks

Biggar Gasworks Museum is an industrial time capsule, preserving the buildings and machinery that were used to make coal gas for the town and surrounding district for over 130 years.
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Biggar Little Festival

Various Venues
The name is something of a red herring as this small Lanarkshire festival is really punching above its weight with a large programme of varied arts events put on by different community groups and local businesses, plus a couple of big name...
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Biggar Public Park

Beautifully presented local park in Lanarkshire ideal for a fun family day out.
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Biggar Puppet Theatre

Biggar Puppet Theatre

A visit to the Biggar Puppet Theatre, a victorian style puppet theatre is a great day out for all the family.
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Biggar Science Festival

Biggar Science Festival

Various Venues
Science festival featuring shows, exhibits, demonstrations and speakers.
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Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages

Vue Hamilton
Iconic comedian Billy Connolly's last stand-up tour comes to the big screen.
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Lanark Memorial Hall
The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage...
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