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Summer Holiday events in Lanarkshire

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Events in Lanarkshire

Strathaven Miniature Railway Season

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Strathaven Miniature Railway reopens for the 2024 season in March and will run every weekend until the end of September!

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Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 14th August 2024

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch event organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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Julia Donaldson Day

29th June 2024

South Lanarkshire's Cultural Venues and libraries are joining forces to bring you a fun-filled day featuring all your favourite Julia Donaldson characters on Saturday 29th June!

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The Land Of Giants

29th June 2024 - 14th July 2024

The Land Of Giants, the must-see spectacular outdoor Jurassic and Ice Age Experience, is coming to Cuningar Loop this Summer!

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Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book

5th July 2024 - 7th July 2024

Come and delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs, at Lanark Memorial Hall this Summer!

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The Sound Of Music Sing-a-long

14th July 2024

Join in with well-known classics like 'Maria', 'Sixteen Going On Seventeen', 'My Favourite Things' and 'Do Re Me' at this sing-a-long screening of The Sound Of Music!

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BCW Live

19th July 2024

The stars of British Championship Wrestling return for their massive family friendly wrestling supershow to East Kilbride on Friday 19th July!

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History In The Field

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

History In The Field is Scotland's newest multiperiod living history event, hosted by Western Desert Recce Group, at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre between the 19th and 21st of July!

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50th Anniversary Community Craft Fair

20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Don't miss a Community Craft Fair at Wanlockhead Community Centre on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Museum of Lead Mining!

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Fireman Sam: The Great Camping Adventure

20th July 2024

Join Fireman Sam at Airdrie Town Hall on Saturday 20th July as he sets out to rescue Norman and his friends on a camping adventure!

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Milkshake! - Live On Holiday

20th July 2024

Join your favourite Milkshake! friends on Holiday when they bring their brand new show to Lanark Memorial Hall on Saturday 20th July!

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Pride South Lanarkshire

26th July 2024 - 27th July 2024
Hamilton

Returning for 2024, Pride South Lanarkshire will be a vibrant two-day celebration of LGBTQ+ culture taking place in Hamilton Town Centre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July!

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The Amazing Bubble Man

27th July 2024

Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles... don't miss The Amazing Bubble Man at Lanternhouse!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Calderglen Family Run of Colour

28th July 2024

Take a unique, colourful walk, jog or run, through some of the beautiful grounds of Calderglen Country Park at the Family Run of Colour on Sunday 28th July!

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Shrek The Musical

8th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Leave your troubles Far Far Away and embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, love, and ogre-sized fun when Shine Youth Music Theatre bring Shrek The Musical to Hamilton!

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Artie’s Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits

9th August 2024

Artie is bringing the original Singing Kettles packed full of clues to his Greatest Hits show at Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 9th August!

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The McDougalls: Space Adventure

9th August 2024

Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition at East Kilbride Village Theatre!

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Summer Holiday Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Artie’s Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits

Artie’s Singing Kettle - Greatest Hits

29th June 2024

Artie is bringing the original Singing Kettles packed full of clues to his Greatest Hits show at Eastwood Park Theatre on Saturday 29th June!

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Creative Hangouts Summer Club - Barrhead

Creative Hangouts Summer Club - Barrhead

Selected dates between 3rd July 2024 - 12th July 2024

Do you have a young artists aged 5-12 in the East Renfrewshire area? If so Creative Hangouts Summer Club would love to hear from you!

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Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Off Grid After School Summer Camps

Selected dates between 15th July 2024 - 8th August 2024

Looking for something different for your kids during the Summer Holidays? Off Grid After School are running their outdoor camps for primary school children!

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Summer Holiday Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Curiosity Club

Curiosity Club

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Leave your grown-ups at the door and jump into a Curiosity Club for these exciting, hands-on sessions for curious kids aged 7 – 11 at the National Museum of Scotland!

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Sprint World Orienteering Championships

Sprint World Orienteering Championships

12th July 2024 - 16th July 2024

Ahead of what is set to be an exciting summer of sport in Scotland, Edinburgh plays host to the Sprint World Orienteering Championships (WOC 2024) from 12-16 July.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Colinton Road

The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Colinton Road

15th July 2024 - 30th July 2024

Come join The Wild Outdoors for some fun this Summer, filled with excitement, learning, and lifelong memories for children ages 5-11 Years.

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Summer Holiday Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble on Volcano Island

Dinosaur Adventure Live - Trouble on Volcano Island

11th August 2024

Calling all dino fans... join an interactive adventure to save Volcano Island from an erupting volcano and meet incredible life-like dinosaurs when Dinosaur Adventure Live comes to Rothes Halls!

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Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 6th September 2024

Experience an estate tour of our organic farms, crops & animals by tractor ride, followed by a seasonal BBQ dinner back at Bowhouse.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pitlochie House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Pitlochie House

Selected dates between 26th May 2024 - 1st September 2024

This established garden has year-round interest. A restoration project with quirky features, characters and surprises!

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Summer Holiday Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Sailing Summer School

Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Sailing Summer School

1st July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Start sailing or improve your skills at Clyde Cruising Club's dinghy training centre at Bardowie Loch, near Milngavie, where children and adults have been learning for over 90 years!

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Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival

Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival

30th June 2024

Calling children, families and locals... the hugely popular Queen Margaret Drive Festival is back this year as part of WestFest 2024!

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NYOS Summer Concert

NYOS Summer Concert

13th July 2024

NYOS is the flagship classical ensemble formed of over 100 of the most gifted young orchestral players from across Scotland, join them at City Halls for their Summer Concert!

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Summer Holiday Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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YI Summer Connections

YI Summer Connections

Selected dates between 6th July 2024 - 4th August 2024

YI Summer Connections 2024 is back for a third year offering free trips, activities and a safe space to be for young people aged 11 plus!

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Fèis Week: Traditional Music & Gaelic Summer Week

Fèis Week: Traditional Music & Gaelic Summer Week

16th July 2024 - 19th July 2024

Fèis Phàislig's Fèis Week is an opportunity for young people to come together and develop skills in the Gaelic arts – song, dance, drama, traditional music and more!

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Summer Holiday Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Summer Holiday Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The Famous Alva Games

The Famous Alva Games

13th July 2024

The 166th Famous Alva Games will return on Saturday 13th July bringing you all a great family day out!

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Summer Week of Music-Making for children ages 8-12: Handbells in Harmony

Summer Week of Music-Making for children ages 8-12: Handbells in Harmony

5th August 2024 - 9th August 2024

Calling 8 - 12 year olds! Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers are holding a week of music-making at Dunblane Cathedral Halls from 5th to 9th August.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bannockburn House Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Bannockburn House Gardens

25th August 2024

Bannockburn House, an A-listed mansion built in 1675 by Sir Hugh Paterson, now sits in 26 acres of woodland and gardens.

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Events in Other Areas

Kelburn Garden Party

Kelburn Garden Party

4th July 2024 - 8th July 2024

The Kelburn Garden Party is a music and arts festival that explodes across numerous stages, nooks and spaces throughout the magical glen and stunning gardens that surround Kelburn Castle!

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Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

7th August 2024 - 12th August 2024
Ayr

Zippos Circus returns to Ayr's Low Green between Wednesday 7th and Monday 12th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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Popular Events

Princess Afternoon Tea
Come dressed as your favourite Princess to the AlonA Hotel where you can meet Princess Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle and Elsa at their Princess Afternoon Tea event!
BCW Live
The stars of British Championship Wrestling return for their massive family friendly wrestling supershow to East Kilbride on Friday 19th July!
Acoustic Cafe Nights at the Granary presents Beki Hemingway and Randy Kerman
Acoustic Cafe Nights @ The Granary are excited to present Beki Hemingway, and her musical partner Randy Kerkman on Friday 24th May!
Chatelherault Market
Held weekly on Sundays, Chatelherault Market showcases the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!
Music For A Summer Evening
Bothwell Philharmonic Choir are delighted to be holding their summer concert in Bothwell Parish Church on Friday 31st May!

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Airdrie Town Hall Chatelherault Country Park East Kilbride Arts Centre East Kilbride Village Theatre Lanark Memorial Hall Lanternhouse Cumbernauld Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre Rutherglen Town Hall Strathclyde Country Park The Town House Hamilton