18 January 2023

Indulge your daredevil side at Lanarkshire’s most adventurous attractions. 

M&Ds Theme Park, located in Strathclyde Country Park, features a huge range of rides and activities from thrilling rollercoasters to breathtaking water rides. If you love hurtling down a track or splashing through the waves, this is the perfect day out. Relax afterwards in one of the site’s many restaurants, explore ‘indoor rainforest’ Amazonia, enjoy a game at Cosmic Bowl ten pin bowling, or chill out while you send the kids into the Krazy Congo soft play.

Enjoy all the excitement of karting at Scotland’s longest outdoor course, which hosts the British Championships. The Larkhall Circuit is open to individuals and groups, beginners and experienced racers, and a recent refurbishment has resulted in a fantastic new Kart Republic café, track extension and renovated paddock and pit bays.

Outdoor Trax in Kilsyth aims to encourage everyone to have fun and get some exercise in the great outdoors. Its activities at Auchinstarry Marina include canoeing on the open waters of the Forth and Clyde canal, cycling along the canal banks and kayaking.

Bouldering – which is climbing stripped back to its bare essentials – is a test of balance, technique and strength. Lanarkshire’s first dedicated centre, Hang on Climbing, in Hamilton, has more than 600 square metres of climbing wall, plus a dedicated children-only area and an amazing café with drinks and snacks from small, local businesses.

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