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Calderglen Family Day

03 Jul 2016

Calderglen Family Day 3 Jul 2016 12.00pm-5.00pm Free Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Family Day


Come to Calderglen Country Park and have a great afternoon out!

There will be arena entertainment with the world famous Jez Avery….so many stunts with motorcycles, cycles and even a quad! For a real contrast, Tom Longton, one of Englands best sheepdog handlers will be showing us how these amazing dogs work! The Antonine Guard, one of Scotland’s finest re-enactment groups will be there and you will be able to see how the ancient Romans looked and how they lived their lives. The Shotts St Patricks Brass Band will help to create a wonderful atmosphere.

In The Courtyard we will have Music and Magic, and together with fun rides and stalls near our brand new Adventure Playground, Calderglen will be the place to be on July 3rd.

The event runs from 12pm – 5pm and is FREE!

Don’t miss it!

Time: 12:00 - 17:00

Location: Calderglen Country Park

Cost: Free admission

Happening Today, 25 Jun 2016
Big Hunt Quiz

Location: Chatelherault Country Park

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: £1.50

Big Hunt Quiz 24 Jun - 28 Aug 2016 10.00am-4.30pm £1.50 Chatelherault Country Park

Big Hunt Quiz

Explore the Chatelherault Visitor Centre in search of the creepy crawlies that lurk around every corner! Use special magnifiers to help solve the great mystery.

Quiz sheet and prize available from reception £1.50.

Suitable for 5–12 years old or younger if accompanied by an adult.

Check out the Country Parks Events Guide to see what else is on at our country parks this summer.

EK Summerfest 2016 - A Celebration of Roald Dahl

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 12:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

EK Summerfest 2016 - A Celebration of Roald Dahl 25-26 Jun 2016 12:00 - 5:00pm Free East Kilbride Arts Centre

EK Summer Fest 2016 - A Celebration of Roald Dahl


Boy – 1984, The Witches – 1983, The Twits – 1980, BFG – 1982, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 1964, Matilda – 1988, James and the Giant Peach – 1961, Fantastic Mr Fox – 1970, The Gremlins - 1943, Charlie and the Glass Elevator – 1972

Roald Dahl was a British Writer and Novelist, born on September 13, 1916, in Cardiff, Wales. Dahl established himself as a children’s writer after having 5 children of his own. Often, the bedtime stories he would tell his children would be the inspiration to his books.

Come and join us celebrating what would have been the centenary of his birth. Activities will include:

  • Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Yarnbombing
  • Skate Ramp
  • Main Stage
  • Street Theatre
  • Circus Skills
  • Come and try.... Pottery - James’ Peachy Pots
  • Come and try.... Arts and Crafts – James’ marvellous mobiles

Park and Ride - Please note there will be no parking at this event. Park and Ride is available from from St Kenneth’s Primary School, West Mains Road.

Pits, Ponies, People and Stories

Location: Low Parks Museum

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Various

Pits, Ponies, People and Stories Until Dec 2016 Low Parks Museum

Pits, ponies, people and stories


New exhibition is a mine of information

This extensive exhibition includes a reconstruction of a coal mine, recreated scenes of home and working life, plus a wealth of objects and information which has been created as a result of a two year project to involve the community in researching the local mining heritage of South Lanarkshire, backed by Heritage Lottery funding.

The exhibition looks at all aspects of life in mining communities from the harsh working conditions and major tragedies like the Blantyre Pit Disaster, to the social side of being part of a mining village, gala days and brass bands. The exhibition also features films and stories from the volunteers who took part in the Pits, Ponies, People and Stories project giving their memories of working in the mines or being part of mining family.

Specially commissioned banners, produced by local sewing groups, displayed on the walls of the exhibition galleries, acknowledge the part that mining banners played in the identity of collieries and the communities they represented.

The exhibition runs at Low Parks Museum until December 2016 and throughout its showing a number of events and activities linked to the exhibition are planned, including a gala day at the museum Saturday 14th May.

Please call Low Parks Museum 01698 452382 for further information.

Summer Reading Challenge

Location: Calderglen Country Park

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free admission

Summer Reading Challenge 25 Jun 2016 10.00am-4.00pm Free admission Calderglen Country Park / Courtyard Gallery

Summer Reading Challenge in partnership with SLLC Libraries

Come along to SLLC Libraries Summer Reading Challenge!

This year’s theme is Roald Dahl and there will be themed workshops and lots of fun activities for children of all ages!

This event is free of charge and is suitable for all ages.

Check out the Country Parks Events Guide to see what else is on at our country parks this summer.


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