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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James Hamilton Heritage Park

James Hamilton Heritage Park

James Hamilton Heritage Park is a 4 Star activity centre based in East Kilbride
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Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch is an ideal fun day out for all the family, there are a selection of activities to keep everyone entertained. Through the summer months you can enjoy the loch side grass areas to relax while the children play within the...
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Lanark Memorial Hall

Lanark Memorial Hall

Lanark Memorial Hall has undergone a £5.3 million refurbishment with the support of the National Lottery Heritage fund and Historic Scotland and is now a multipurpose community facility.
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Lanark Museum

Lanark Museum

Whilst in Lanark why not pay a visit to Lanark Museum.
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Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland and the location of Britain's highest adhesion railway!
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Leadhills Miners Library

Leadhills Miners Library

Leadhills has a unique place in British history as home of the oldest subscription library in the British Isles. Founded in 1741 this library has a fascinating collection of books.
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Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

It has been described as the most important garden made in Britain since the war, but it is also one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Set in the Pentland Hills above the village of Dunsyre, Little Sparta is the creation of the...
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Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

Five Star Visit Scotland Attraction based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
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M & D's Theme Park

M & D's Theme Park

M & Ds - Scotlands Theme Park in Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell
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Mackinnon Mills

Mackinnon Mills

Great value clothing outlet with restaurant and popular kids play area - Tree Top Tumble, Mackinnon Mills is ideal for a day out!
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Magiscroft Fishery

Magiscroft Fishery

With seven waters and a huge variety of fish Magiscroft has lots of choice. The fishery promotes a great family atmosphere and the Picnic & Play Area is perfect for family days out.
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Motherwell Concert Hall

Motherwell Concert Hall

Opened in 1970, Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre has played host to numerous theatrical shows, national performing companies, works’ dances and national icons from Paul Weller to Bob the Builder.
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