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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Dobbies Garden Centre

Dobbies Garden Centre

Have a wander and you’ll find delightful plants and shrubs plus thoughtful gifts galore. And of course, a trip wouldn’t be complete without stopping in at the restaurant.
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Drumpellier Country Park

Drumpellier Country Park

Take a walk round the park and peace garden then relax in the 4 star visitor centre and cafe located at the Coatbridge entrance of the park.
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East Kilbride Arts Centre

East Kilbride Arts Centre

The Arts centre was established in 1994 as East Kilbride's artistic hub. The building contains a studio theatre, a gallery space and a cafe and hosts many events and exhibitions.
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Eden Leisure Village

Eden Leisure Village

Eden Leisure Village offers off-road karting, zorbing, archery, mini highland games, nerf wars and more...
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Flip Out

Flip Out

At 63,000 sq.ft. Flip Out is the BIGGEST and BEST Trampoline arena in the world. As well as 150 trampolines the arena also offers a 5 a side football pitch with trampolines in the goals, basketball lanes, tumble tracks, Ninja Warriors Assault...
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Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Forth and Clyde Canal Society

Canal enthusiasts can support the preservation of the canal and enjoy a day trip on the water by chartering one of the three vessels, Voyager, Gypsy Princess or Maryhill.
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Garrion Bridges Garden and Antique Centre

Garrion Bridges Garden and Antique Centre

Garrion Bridges is the Clyde Valleys premier Garden & Antique Centre and has remained one of the areas most regarded attractions for more than 10 years.
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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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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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