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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Crossbasket Castle

The five year renovation of this 14th century building into a luxury nine bedroom hotel and wedding venue also unveils a restaurant under the auspices of three generations of the Roux family: Albert, Michael Jnr and his daughter Emily.
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Crowwood Golf Club

Crowwood Golf Club

Beautiful parkland 9 hole golf course within easy reach of Glasgow.
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Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant offers the best of Scottish and International cuisine. The Vital Health Spa offers a place to exercise and relax.
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Cumbernauld Community Park

Cumbernauld Community Park

Cumbernauld Community Park is a open space and woodland area situated just off the A80.
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Cumbernauld House Park

Cumbernauld House Park

Cumbernauld House Park is located near the Cumbernauld Glen in Cumbernauld, 5 minutes drive from the town centre, library and museum.
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Cumbernauld Museum

Cumbernauld Museum

Explore the town of Cumbernauld’s history from prehistoric times to the present day.
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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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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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