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!)

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: The Space Race

East Kilbride Village Theatre
Explore the final fun-tier with the Funbox gang. Find out whether the moon is really made out of cheese, where are the friendliest aliens and which planet is the stinkiest.
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Funbox: The Wild West Show

Funbox: The Wild West Show

East Kilbride Village 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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Future Foods

National Museum of Rural Life
What will we be growing, cooking and eating in the year 2050? Join us to find out and take part in family activities to explore the science behind what we eat.
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Garrion Bridges Garden and Antique Centre

Garrion Bridges Garden and Antique Centre

Garrion Bridges is a four star rated tourist shop which offers a unique and exciting shopping experience with an eclectic mix of fashion, gifts, jewellery, plants, sweetie shop, coffee shop, pet shop and an Alladin's cave of accessories.
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Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve

Many people visit the reserve to enjoy the wealth of wildlife and the range of habitats present, which vary from the bluebell woods to wildflower rich meadows and small ponds full of dragonflies.
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Gary Mitchell Golf

Gary Mitchell Golf

Enjoy the large golf shop and driving range at Gary Mitchell Golf in Uddingston
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Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch

East Kilbride Village Theatre
The band performs classic soft-rock hits in tribute to the Phil Collins' era of the group.
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George Michael Tribute Show-Blantyre Miners

Blantyre Miners Welfare Society & Social Club
Come and join me at (The Beautifully Refurbished) Blantyre Miners Welfare for an evening of the Top Hits from the late Great George Michael & Wham! Whether you are looking for the perfect Night Out with your friends, or a Romantic Treat...
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Girls' Night Oot!

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Insideout Theatre Productions Ltd proudly present GIRLS’ NIGHT OOT! Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now! To prepare for a marriage all a girl needs are...
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