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!)

Hamilton Mausoleum

Hamilton Mausoleum

Stunning Roman-style domed structure and one of the finest private tombs in the country. Hear one of the longest echoes in the world!
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Hamilton Park Racecourse

Hamilton Park Racecourse

Hamilton Park Racecourse is set in some of the most idyllic grounds in British horseracing.
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Hamilton Town House

Hamilton Town House

The Town House re-opened as a multi purpose Arts Venue in 2004 and has facilities capable of hosting performances, weddings and social events, arts classes and courses, conferences and meetings as well as promoting varied arts and cultural events programme.
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Hamilton Water Palace

Hamilton Water Palace

Hamilton Water Palace offers a great day out for families and children.
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Harry Clitheroe

Harry Clitheroe

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Exhibition of works by GSA graduate Harry Clitheroe, which uses stills from horror films to create new narratives.
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Harvest Weekend (1)

National Museum of Rural Life
Help us celebrate the harvest this autumn at the National Museum of Rural Life. Take part in foodie activities and creative crafts, and spot the autumnal changes at the farm.
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Heavy Horse Show

National Museum of Rural Life
See majestic Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands compete at this ever-popular annual event.
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Heineken Glasgow Stakes Race Night

Hamilton Park Racecourse
Race night followed by tribute acts to Prince and Michael Jackson.
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Heli Air

Heli Air

Learning to fly a helicopter is a magical experience, and Heli Air can make your dream come true.
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Heritage Tots

Heritage Tots

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Music, stories and crafts for toddlers on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
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Hilton Strathclyde, Bellshill

Hilton Strathclyde, Bellshill

The Hilton in Bellshill prides itself on fantastic services and great facilities.
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Hogmanay Gala Dinner Dance

Tinto Hotel
Dine and dance the last day of 2019 away at this Hogmanay celebration, with music from the Scotia Ceilidh Band.
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