20 Best Things To Do In Lanarkshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Lanarkshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 420 fun things to do in Lanarkshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include East Kilbride, Lanark, Newarthill and New Stevenston. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 284 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Lanarkshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Lanarkshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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A girl bowling

Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge

  • Coatbridge
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Grab the whole family and get ‘em bowling the day away at Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge. To sweeten the deal they’ve also got arcade games and bu...

People on exercise bikes at Wishaw Sports Centre

Wishaw Sports Centre

  • Wishaw
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Wishaw Sports Centre has a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and a three level toddler fun pool 10.3m long x 3.6m wide. Toddlers wil...

Two kids doing a treasure trail

Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy doing something completely different with the kids? Explore Glasgow’s West End with this Spy Mission self-guided themed Treasure Trail!  S...

Girl jumping at Rainforest Adventure Motherwell

Rainforest Adventure Motherwell

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rainforest Adventure - is a state of the art soft play centre for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, t...

Pond at RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve in Motherwell

RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Baron Haugh Nature Reserve offers you a glimpse at a wondrous wildlife haven on the banks of the Clyde. Spend some time in one of their four hides, l...

People on exercise bikes at Aquatec Motherwell

Aquatec Motherwell

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Aquatec Motherwell is a free form leisure pool which ranges from 0m at the beach area to 1.2m at the deepest point of the pool. The leisure pool has...

Outside view of North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a museum with changing exhibitions and hands-on activities for children. There are craft activities and events f...

Gardens at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton

Chatelherault Country Park

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chatelherault Country Park built as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton in 1732. The restored buildings are now home to a Visi...

Cafe area at Bubbles Factory in Carluke

Bubbles Factory

  • Carluke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bubbles Factory is an indoor soft play centre with a cafe and hosts childrens parties. The main play frame has various slides, a large ball pool, min...

Kids on bikes at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell

Strathclyde Country Park

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Strathclyde Country Park 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde surrounding Strathclyde Loch as the focal point for water and l...

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Vue Hamilton

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

With the power to take you anywhere, what could be better than a trip to the cinema? Jump into movie magic at Vue Hamilton, where you’ll find all you...

Curling stones by target at Hamilton Ice Rink

Hamilton Ice Rink

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Hamilton Ice Rink also known as Lanarkshire Ice Rink is one of Scotland's best curling venues offering a superb 6 sheet ice pad. For most of the seas...

Kids swimming outside at Hamilton Water Palace

Hamilton Water Palace

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The 25m competition standard pool at Hamilton Water Palace also features flume and tyre slides, plus awesome lazy river! So float, sink, whoosh or sp...

Rollarcoaster at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park in Motherwell

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

At M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park you’ll find one of the warmest spots in Scotland. Home to the country's only indoor tropical rainforest you’ll hav...

Pygmy Marmoset at Amazonia in Motherwell

Amazonia

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Does the unpredictable British summer get you down? Or do you find yourself craving a more tropical climate in the winter? Amazonia will keep you nic...

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  • Hamilton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bilcos Adventure Play offers a fun way for the kids to burn off some of that endless energy, with a massive play frame to enjoy and much more. Adults...

Outside view of David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre

David Livingstone Centre

  • Blantyre
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The David Livingstone Centre is a child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in A...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Cinema de Lux Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Experience all the biggest blockbusters at Showcase Cinema de Lux Glasgow, where there's an exciting 14 screens showing everything your kids are begg...

Families in swimming pool at The Time Capsule in Coatbridge

The Time Capsule

  • Coatbridge
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Time Capsule is a health and fitness facility offering a whole host of fun activities for a great day with all the family! Ride the high speed St...

Steam-operated vehicular equipment at Summerlee Heritage Park in Coatbridge

Summerlee Heritage Park

  • Coatbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Summerlee is set in 22 acres based around the site of the nineteenth century Summerlee Ironwork. There's lots of scope for secret schooling if you wa...

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