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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Lulu – On Fire

Lulu – On Fire

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Lulu still has plenty to shout about as she embarks on another mammoth tour of the UK. A singer, songwriter, actress, national treasure are all labels that have been attributed to Lulu. She has stayed the course, when many have faltered, why,...
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The Wedding Planners (1)

The Wedding Planners (1)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Don't miss this hilarious new musical comedy by Gillian Duffy and Alyson Orr. Mairi has her dream job running the ‘I Do’ wedding agency, planning that special day for brides-to-be all over the country. But it’s not all plain sailing – she...
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Mad About the Musicals

Mad About the Musicals

East Kilbride Village Theatre
Showcase of show tunes from the West End and Broadway.
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The Springsteen Sessions (3)

The Springsteen Sessions (3)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
This Glasgow-based 7-piece have been bringing the music of The Boss and The E Street Band to their audiences for the best part on 10 years. The band have a growing reputation in theatres, clubs and arts centres all over Scotland, and...
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So You Want To Be A Roman?

So You Want To Be A Roman?

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Roman-themed activity weekend.
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The Snuts

The Snuts

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
West Lothian quartet with a penchant for sing-along indie numbers.
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The Snuts (1)

The Snuts (1)

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
The Snuts are already beginning to craft an undeniably magnetic following, having captured the imagination of fans across Scotland with their early demos and infamously anthemic, all-encompassing live show. The band performed their much-anticipated debut headliner at Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts in...
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Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Country music and charm from Derek Ryan.
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The Elvis Years

The Elvis Years

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.
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In the Mood Sing-a-Long (1)

In the Mood Sing-a-Long (1)

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Do you enjoy a good old fashioned singalong? Why not join us for an informal and dementia friendly session where you can sing some of your favourite Scottish tunes or some rock n roll classics? Everyone is welcome and no singing experience...
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Lanarkshire Local and Family History Show

Lanarkshire Local and Family History Show

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre
Event with exhibitors, talks and more for the genealogy fans.
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Scottish Premiership: Motherwell Vs St Mirren

Fir Park Stadium
Motherwell take on St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.
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