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!)

Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre

Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre

A range of amazing activities on offer, from falconry displays at World of Wings birds of prey centre to off road driving- there really is something for everyone!
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Cumbernauld Theatre

Cumbernauld Theatre

Cumbernauld Theatre is one of Scotland’s oldest and most successful professional producing theatres. The venue features popular touring theatre productions and various classes and workshops.
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Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is an exciting new woodland park in Rutherglen, near the east end of Glasgow. 15 hectares of derelict land - the size of 15 football pitches - has been transformed into a greenspace for local people and visitors to enjoy.
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Cumbernauld to Glasgow

Cumbernauld to Glasgow

The Cumbernauld to Glasgow route starts on the south west side of Cumbernauld, from where signs direct cyclists along minor roads until Muirhead.
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Dalziel Park Golf Club

Dalziel Park Golf Club

A challenging but pleasurable 9 hole, par 35 golf course set in mature woods and parkland in Motherwell.
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Dance Rite Academy: Blockbusters

Lanark Memorial Hall
Showcase by the pupils of Dance Rite Academy.
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Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

East Kilbride Village Theatre
Stand-up from Darren Connell, known as Bobby Muir on BBC Scotland's *Scot Squad*.
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David Baddiel - Trolls: Not the Dolls

David Baddiel - Trolls: Not the Dolls

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
The follow-up to his acclaimed shows *Fame: Not the Musical* and *My Family: Not the Sitcom*. David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, *Trolls: Not the Dolls*. Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day...
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David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
My Family: Not the Sitcom is a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats. Come and...
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David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

Currently closed for refurbishment. Learn about the life and work of the famous Scottish explorer and missionary at the David Livingstone Centre
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Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Country music and charm from Derek Ryan.
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Diana Ross and Motown Tribute Night

Tinto Hotel
Dust off your dancing shoes at this Motown and Diana Ross tribute night.
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