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!)

Counterfeit Sixties Show

Counterfeit Sixties Show

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.
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Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Rutherglen Town Hall
If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! ‘Hilarious… delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes… definite highlight of this year’s festival… Brilliant!’ (Daily Record) Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 21st show at the fringe - this is...
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Craig Hill: C'mon The Lads!

Rutherglen Town Hall
The no-holds-barred comedian returns with a show not about football.
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Craignethan Castle

Craignethan Castle

Hidden away in the rolling hills of Clydesdale in Lanark, Craignethan Castle is the last great private stronghold constructed in Scotland.
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Creative Writing Class

Creative Writing Class

Bellshill Cultural Centre
Creative writing classes for ages 16+, suitable for beginners and experienced wordsmiths.
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Creative Writing Class Work Exhibition: Leaving

Creative Writing Class Work Exhibition: Leaving

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Exhibition of works by CultureNL's Creative Writing programme, based around the theme of 'leaving'.
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Crossbasket Castle

The five year renovation of this 14th century building into a luxury nine bedroom hotel and wedding venue also unveils a restaurant under the auspices of three generations of the Roux family: Albert, Michael Jnr and his daughter Emily.
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Crowwood Golf Club

Crowwood Golf Club

Beautiful parkland 9 hole golf course within easy reach of Glasgow.
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Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant offers the best of Scottish and International cuisine. The Vital Health Spa offers a place to exercise and relax.
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Cumbernauld Community Park

Cumbernauld Community Park

Cumbernauld Community Park is a open space and woodland area situated just off the A80.
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Cumbernauld House Park

Cumbernauld House Park

Cumbernauld House Park is located near the Cumbernauld Glen in Cumbernauld, 5 minutes drive from the town centre, library and museum.
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Cumbernauld Museum

Cumbernauld Museum

Explore the town of Cumbernauld’s history from prehistoric times to the present day.
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