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!)

Coatbridge Golf Club

Coatbridge Golf Club

Municipal Golf 18 hole course and driving range adjacent to Drumpellier Country Park.
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Colin Scougall: Christmas Cabaret and Dance

Airdrie Town Hall
Kick off your Christmas celebrations with a festive cabaret show starring Coatbridge’s own singing legend, Colin Scougall and his special guests. Then dust off your dancing shoes in Act II as Colin takes to the stage with his amazing dance band, Col...
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Colin Scougall: The Great Crooners

Rutherglen Town Hall
Scotland’s King Of Easy Listening, Colin Scougall, is touring Scotland with a brand new show full of classic songs made famous by the great crooners of the 20th century. The Glasgow born singer, who takes his craft seriously but not himself, will...
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Colzium Lennox Estate

Colzium Lennox Estate

The idyllic Colzium Lennox Estate surrounds the historic Colzium House in Kilsyth.
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Comedy Night

East Kilbride Sports Club
Monthly comedy evening featuring a mixed line-up of comedians.
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Cornhill Castle Hotel

Cornhill Castle Hotel

Cornhill Castle Hotel is one of Scotland's more unusual mansion houses with 2 restaurants the Bistro and the Jade.
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Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.
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Craig Hill - Bottoms Up!

Cumbernauld Theatre
MZA & CHiLL Productions present If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 20th solo show - this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom!...
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Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Rutherglen Town Hall
If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! ‘Hilarious… delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes… definite highlight of this year’s festival… Brilliant!’ (Daily Record) Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 21st show at the fringe - this is...
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Craig Hill: C'mon The Lads!

Rutherglen Town Hall
The no-holds-barred comedian returns with a show not about football.
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Craignethan Castle

Craignethan Castle

Hidden away in the rolling hills of Clydesdale in Lanark, Craignethan Castle is the last great private stronghold constructed in Scotland.
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Creative Writing Class Work Exhibition: Leaving

Creative Writing Class Work Exhibition: Leaving

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Exhibition of works by CultureNL's Creative Writing programme, based around the theme of 'leaving'.
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