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!)

Flora Lawrence

Flora Lawrence

Bellshill Cultural Centre
Exhibition of abstract paintings by artist Flora Lawrence.
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Foo Fighters GB

Foo Fighters GB

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
UK Foo Fighters tribute.
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Foo Fighters GB (1)

Foo Fighters GB (1)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
\*\*Rescheduled from 16th August 2019\*\* Foo Fighters GB bring you the most authentic and genuine recreation of a Foo Fighters gig in the tribute world. This band has developed an enviable reputation, with years of hard work and a love of Foo...
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Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with Sampling

Carmichael Estate Farm Shop
Forage around the Estate and then made dinner from your findings with Scottish Food Guide’s Wendy Barrie and Steve Martin, chef at Carmichael Bistro .
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Forth and Clyde Canal

Forth and Clyde Canal

You can access the Canal in North Lanarkshire at Auchinstarry, Craigmarloch and Wyndford by joining the towpath that runs alongside it.
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Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Canal enthusiasts can support the preservation of the canal and enjoy a day trip on the water by chartering one of the three vessels, Voyager, Gypsy Princess or Maryhill.
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Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route

Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route

Enjoy the quiet back roads of South Lanarkshire with the Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route.
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Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.
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Fraser John Lindsay's Blues Incentive

Fraser John Lindsay's Blues Incentive

East Kilbride Arts Centre
A blues jam for musicians with house trio Fraser John Lindsay (guitar), Charlotte Marshall (bass/vocals) and Kenny Robertson (drums)
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Funbox: Christmas in Toy Town

The Town House
Fun Christmas theatre show and musical for kids.
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Funbox: The Wild West Show

Funbox: The Wild West Show

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as Funbox head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019; The Wild West Show. Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya,...
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Funbox: The wild west show (1)

Funbox: The wild west show (1)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as Funbox head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019; The Wild West Show. Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya,...
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