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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Qigong Classes

John Wright Sports Centre
Learn the traditional Chinese practice of qigong to improve your health and wellbeing.
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Discover your Family and Local History

Discover your Family and Local History

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Look at archives and find out about your family tree and history.
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Heritage Tots

Heritage Tots

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Music, stories and crafts for toddlers on the first and third Wednesday of every month.
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Children's Activities in the Gallery

Children's Activities in the Gallery

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Saturday craft activities for over 5s.
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Steam Day

Biggar Gasworks Museum
Enter the last remaining town gasworks in Scotland – the only surviving example of a once familiar sight. For more than 130 years, this industrial plant made coal gas for Biggar and beyond before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s....
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Airdrie Consortium

Airdrie Consortium

Airdrie Health Centre
Exhibition that sheds light on the work of the Airdrie Consortium, which works to support local people in getting involved in their community.
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Charity Garden Opening - Carmichael Mill (1)

Carmichael Mill
Gardens developed over the last 30 years surrounding the last workable water mill in Clydesdale. Water wheel will be rotating, river levels permitting. A large collection of over 200 different ornamental trees with shrubs and herbaceous plants, as well as a large...
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Charity Garden Opening - Kilsyth Gardens (1)

Kilsyth Gardens
Aeolia Allanfauld Road G65 9DE (Mr and Mrs George Murdoch): A third of an acre woodland garden developed since 1960 and designed to have something in flower every month of the year. The garden contains a large variety of mature specimen trees...
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Charity Garden Opening - Old Farm Cottage (1)

The Ladywell
This delightful garden has something of interest all-year-round. Spring bulbs, shrubs and small trees attractive for their flowers, fruit and autumn foliage are complemented by herbaceous plantings. The garden also offers a wild flower area, a pond, an apiary and small orchard....
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Charity Garden Opening - The Potting Shed (1)

The Potting Shed
A one-acre garden, begun from scratch in 2008, on an exposed hillside at 900 feet. It contains herbaceous plants, climbers, shrubs and trees, all selected for wind resistance and ability to cope with the poor, stony soil. There are (usually) fine views...
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A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Photography exhibition that portrays the history of the Albion Rovers Football Club and their fans, in celebration of the club's 100th anniversary.
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CamGlen Bike Town Cycling Meetup

CamGlen Bike Town
This group has been set up to provide increased opportunities for cycling for people in the Cambuslang and Rutherglen area. It is supported by CamGlen Bike Town, a cycling initiative of Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust. CamGlen Bike Town Cycling Meet...
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