East Kilbride Activities and Things to do
East Kilbride is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. There are several major landmarks including the Hunter House Museum, the Dollan Aqua Centre and the Whitelee Wind farm.
East Kilbride is also famed for its traditional shops, so this is town that offers something really different.
There are excellent travel links with Glasgow if you want to travel further.
Getting to East Kilbride
To travel by car, you’ll need to follow the M77 motorway and you’ll need to turn off at Junction 5.
For trains, London’s Euston station offers a direct service to East Kilbride.
The main airports are Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Central and Edinburg.
What’s on and Where to Go
Treasure Trails provides an easy way to explore East Kilbride. It is a murder mystery trail, so it is ideal for people that want something different, and along the way visitors can take in the Old Parish Church, as well as other local attractions.
The James Hamilton Heritage Park and the Calderglen Park are also popular areas to visit as is the East Kilbride Arts Centre
April through to August are good months for festivals. The East Kilbride Summer Fest is held in June and includes arts and street theatre and the Give it a Go Festival in April invites visitors to participate in arts and crafts; there is also an arts exhibition.
The EK Repfest is held in May and features a one act play,
The James Hamilton Heritage Park has a large water park; activities include canoeing and wind surfing.
Cloudbusters is perfect for people that want to get airborne. The centre gives lessons in paragliding and paramotoring. Tourists will have the opportunity to fly a glider on their own if they want to.
Skirmish Scotland host a range of paintball games that are perfect for team activities, although you’ll need to travel a bit as they are based 25 miles from East Kilbride.
The town centre provides a good range of night time entertainment with a number of pubs and clubs to choose from.
Sky Lounge and the Downtown Night club are good options, or if you don’t mind travelling a bit, try the Sub Club or Bamboo in Glasgow.
For those that prefer a more cultured evening, there is also a local theatre called the East Kilbride Village Theatre, which offers musical tributes, plays and other live entertainment.