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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Motherwell Football Club

Motherwell Football Club

Fir Park has been Motherwell’s home for over 100 years. The club moved to the ground in 1895, having previously played at Dalziel Park.
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National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Award-winning rural life museum, historic farmhouse and working farm. Perfect for a fun family day out.
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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.
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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a four star attraction offering visitors a range of facilities and services for an educational or a fun day out.
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Outdoor Trax

Outdoor Trax

Bike Hire, Canoe Hire and Kayak Hire facility based at Auchinstarry, Kilsyth.
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Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park

Children will love playing in the children's play area and following nature trails through the woodlands and ponds.
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EK Park - Playsport

EK Park - Playsport

EK Park is a indoor skate park located in the outskirts of East Kilbride, offering 20,000 square feet of skateboarding, BMX and rollerblading fun for all levels of experience.
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Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

Experience one of Scotland's largest sports facilities
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Rutherglen Town Hall

Rutherglen Town Hall

Following its highly successful renovation, the Town Hall now houses an award winning Cafe, runs a variety of performances from dramatic plays to musicals to kids shows, can be hired for events such as meetings and conferences and is a beautiful venue...
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ScotKart Indoor Karting and Combat City

ScotKart Indoor Karting and Combat City

Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing, five star attraction - featuring one of the largest indoor circuits in Glasgow, Scotland. Have a fun day out experiencing the world of competitive motorsport in a safe, friendly environment. Or try tactical laser tag at Combat city,...
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Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde

Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde

The Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve in New Lanark is located in ancient woodland with the infamous and spectacular falls.
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Strathaven Castle

Strathaven Castle

Come along to Strathaven Castle, Strathaven, for a great day out steeped in history. Ideal for all the family.
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