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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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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DinoM8

DinoM8

DinoM8 is an exciting new soft play experience in North Lanarkshire. From prehistoric monsters and erupting volcanoes, to bumper cars and football; there’s something for everyone in the massive main hall.
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Discover your Family and Local History

Discover your Family and Local History

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Look at archives and find out about your family tree and history.
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Dobbies Clyde Valley

This Dobbies is a family favourite with its children's play area and kid friendly menus, with the restaurant dishing up salads, soups, hot meals and cakes.
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Dobbies Garden Centre

Dobbies Garden Centre

Have a wander and you’ll find delightful plants and shrubs plus thoughtful gifts galore. And of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without stopping in at the restaurant.
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Dollan Aqua Centre

Dollan Aqua Centre

In addition to being a first class leisure facility, the Dollan Aqua Centre in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire is also renowned for its striking architecture.
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Doors Open Day

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Tours, talks and activities as the centre throws open its doors to all.
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