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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Strathaven Park

Strathaven Park

A beautiful, peaceful area in the busy market town of Strathaven
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Strathclyde Country Park

Strathclyde Country Park

One of Scotland's best locations for watersports, walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Have a great day out in the peaceful countryside around Strathclyde Loch.
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Summerlee -  The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Visit Scotland's leading industrial heritage attraction! A great free family day out with real tramway and mine, exhibition of working machinery and lots more!
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The Heron Farm Shop and Kitchen

The Heron Farm Shop and Kitchen

The Heron Farm Shop & Kitchen is based on a working family farm near Strathaven. Owners the Smith family have diversified the farm business, to open a farm shop and a cafe to showcase local & Scottish produce available from artisan makers.
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East Kilbride Hub

East Kilbride Hub

The newly refurbished Leisure Hub in the Olympia Shopping Centre, East Kilbride boasts numerous catering outlets as well as complimentary activities such as an aerial walkway, climbing wall and cinema.
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The Port Gallery

The Port Gallery

The gallery has a range of limited edition pictures and prints and also provides a personal design consultation for all your framing needs.
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The Scots Mining Company House

The Scots Mining Company House

Former office of the Scots Mining Company in Leadhills the highest village in Scotland.
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The Time Capsule

The Time Capsule

The Time Capsule, in Coatbridge has long enjoyed a reputation as a great day out for the family!
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Whitelee Wind Farm

Whitelee Wind Farm

Situated in the centre on Eaglesham moor, Whitelee is the largest onshore windfarm in Europe and with over 90kms of trails there's lots to explore.
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Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Project

Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Project

Discover Lanarkshire's hidden history at the Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Project. Lanarkshire's industrial and natural history are intertwined at this historic site.
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World of Wings

World of Wings

World of Wings is Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre open to the public and hosts a wide collection including vultures, hawks, falcons, owls, parrots and eagles.
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