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!)

Carmichael Estate Visitor Centre

Carmichael Estate Visitor Centre

Opened in 1994, the Carmichael Visitor Centre includes our own Farm Shop, The Carmichael Bistro & Tearoom and the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection depicting Scotland’s millennium from Queen Margaret and Macbeth through to the present day.
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Carnwath Golf Club

Carnwath Golf Club

Popular 18 hole golf course founded in 1907, with Carnwath Motte still standing behind the first green.
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Carron Valley

Carron Valley

If you enjoy the countryside and woodland walks or seek challenging mountain bike trails the Carron Valley is the place to visit.
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Castlebank Park

Castlebank Park

Castlebank Park lies near the former site of Lanark Castle with access to the Clyde Walkway.
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Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Delightful moorland golf course located 650m above sea level with views to the Campsies and Arran Hills.
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Celebrate Albion Rovers Weekend

Celebrate Albion Rovers Weekend

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Football-themed activities in celebration of the centenary of the Rovers' move to Cliftonhill.
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Ceramics Evening Class for Adults

Ceramics Evening Class for Adults

Pather Artworks
Open ceramics class for adults, covering beginners techniques to more advanced skills.
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Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Duke of Hamilton. Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as a magnificent gateway to a beautiful Country Park.
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Chic Friday Presents Gerry Cinnamon Tribute

30s & Sugar
Chic Friday presents the ultimate club tribute night to Gerry Cinnamon
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Chic Friday Presents Spice Girls Tribute

30s & Sugar
Chic Fridays presents the ultimate tribute to Spice Girls
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Children's Activities in the Gallery

Children's Activities in the Gallery

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Saturday craft activities for over 5s.
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Children's Drum Class

Children's Drum Class

Wishaw Musicworks
Drum class for ages 8--16.
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