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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Greenside Garden Centre

Greenside Garden Centre

Making gardens and homes around Scotland look beautiful since 2000. Come and visit our centre today and see how we could transform your living spaces with our extensive range of products. Or just come to enjoy our world class café and give...
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Halloween

National Museum of Rural Life
Spooky happenings in the country this Halloween. Visit the museum after dark with your little devils for some creepy crafts, scary storytelling and spooky surprises.
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Halloween Baby Disco

Halloween Baby Disco

Lanark Memorial Hall
Why not come along to Lanark Memorial Hall’s Halloween Baby Disco and show us your best ‘Monster Mash’ or throw your best ‘Thriller’ moves? Dress up in your best costume to be in with the chance to win a spooktacular prize! This...
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Halloween Fun

Low Parks Museum
There’s something spooky going on at Low Parks Museum this Halloween...with craft activities, games and dooking for apples, it must be a party! Why not dress up and come along and join us for 2 hours of fabulous fun?
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Halloween Fun Day

Halloween Fun Day

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Fun Halloween activities for kids like scary films, spooky stories and a revolting trail.
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Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Children's Halloween activities.
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Hamilton Golf Club

Hamilton Golf Club

A wooded, 18 hole parkland course just over a mile from Hamilton town centre, the course throws up a worthy challenge to any level of golfer.
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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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