Family friendly activities in Lanarkshire

Whether you’re travelling to Lanarkshire for the day or making the most of your time in the region with a short break, there are plenty of attractions to whet your appetite and keep you entertained. 

With its enviable central location in Scotland, you can enjoy being close to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow with flexible travel to both. On the other hand, if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, there is an abundance of country walks, woodland and magnificent sites scattered across Lanarkshire.

There is something for everyone, from free educational attractions like museums to family-fun-filled adventures in country parks. With indoor and outdoor attractions, we guarantee one thing; you won’t be struggling for something to do. One popular attraction is the M&D’s theme park which offers outdoor rides and rollercoasters for the thrill-seeking adrenaline members of the family right through to soft play and an indoor tropical rainforest called Amazonia.  

Scotland is known as the home of golf but have you tried footgolf?  Footgolf Cumbernauld is open 7 days a week, and it’s a game to be enjoyed by all the family with no experience of golf needed.

Lanarkshire is also home to many towns and villages, so you are always close to a superb choice of places to eat, drink and stay during your visit. You can enjoy shopping in Cumbernauld and explore Strathclyde Country Park close to Motherwell by foot or bike. If it rains, don’t worry, we have that covered too! Pop over to when it rains to discover how you can keep the family entertained during those damp days.

View the map below to find an abundance of family-friendly fun activities and places to see during your trip to Lanarkshire.