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10 February Break ideas at New Lanark

10 February Break ideas at New Lanark

It feels as if we’ve just packed away the last of the tinsel and it’s the February Break already! It’s not quite Spring yet, but the mornings and nights are getting lighter so there’s no excuse for not getting out and about to make the most of your time off. With things to do in our historic village for all ages we’ve pulled together a list of 10 things you can do at New Lanark during the February Break weekend, or any weekend really!


Talk a walk on the wildlife side

New Lanark rests on the doorstep of the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. Enjoy a stunning woodland walk to see the famous Falls of Clyde Waterfalls! Find out more about the route here.

Falls of Clyde - Corra Linn


Brush up on your history

The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century. Celebrate Visit Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by discovering the fascinating history of our village. Find out more about visiting.

February Break - New Lanark Visitor Centre



Jump around!

Something for the little ones, explore a multi-sensory experience of sound, light and colour in the Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area. Entry to the Interactive Gallery is £3 per child or £1.50 with a Visitor Centre Passport Ticket only on date of purchase. This price allows play for up to 2 hours. Under 1’s go free. Find out more about visiting.

February Break - Interactive Gallery


Try something sweet

Our award-winning Ice Cream is made in the hear of our historic village! Whenever you buy a cone or tub of our Ice Cream you’re contributing to the restoration and development of the historic village within New Lanark World Heritage Site. Pick up a cone or tub in our Mill Café!

February Break - New Lanark Ice Cream


Enjoy some Retail Therapy

The New Lanark Mill Shop offers a superb range of contemporary gifts, books & Scottish produce. Taking centre stage is New Lanark Wool & Textiles which includes yarn produced on site, knitting kits and a selection of textiles. The shop also features gents fashions from local retailer Brooks Menswear. The New Lanark Mill Shop is also the home of the world’s first Organic Tartan, which is exclusively sold here through a range of beautiful throws, bags, purses and accessories. Open 7 days a week! Find out more about visiting the Mill Shop.

February Break - New Lanark Mill Shop


Meet a musical prodigy!

YEHUDI MENUHIN SCHOOL EMSEMBLE – Thursday 9 February at 7.45 pm 2017 The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

MiL are delighted to welcome back for the third year the latest Ensemble of musical prodigies from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Their February Scottish Tour is particularly a showcase for their exceptional pianists, and the School staff were ‘instrumental’ in our investment in “Ruth”, our new piano. The School has taken strongly to New Lanark both as an educational experience and a performing venue and we eagerly anticipate another evening of extraordinary young talent. Book tickets here.




Get Knitting

At New Lanark today we produce high quality woollen yarn on historic textile machinery. Our yarn is available in the following weights; Chunky, Aran and Double Knitting, each of which are ideal for both hand knitting and machine knitting. Browse our beautiful range of shades in the New Lanark Mill Shop or buy online at for a weekend knitting project!

February Break - New Lanark Wool & textiles


Wine and Dine

Sometimes all you want to do at the weekend is enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine. If that’s the case then look no further than the Mill One Restaurant at New Lanark! Serving up delicious meals daily, this contemporary restaurant which is accredited to the Visit Scotland’s ‘Taste our Best’ scheme is proud to serve a range of local Scottish produce giving visitors and residents an authentic taste of Scotland. Find out more and book your table.

February Break - New Lanark Wool & textiles


Relax in the Spa

The excellent facilities at New Lanark Health and Fitness Club include a swimming pool, bubble pool, steam room, sauna, and a health and fitness studio with full range of gym equipment. Whether you want to shape up and improve your fitness level, or simply relax and unwind, this superb facility is right for you. Why not check out our fantastic Spa Day Packages?

February Break - New Lanark Spa


Make a weekend of it

Unlike any other in Scotland, the New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill. After years of painstaking restoration work by New Lanark Trust, the hotel opened for business and pleasure in May 1998, and has quickly developed into a popular choice for a short break destination. Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site this restored 18th century cotton mill village is nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley in southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Find out more and book your stay.

February Break - New Lanark Mill Hotel



As you can see there are so many options for you to enjoy at New Lanark! Find out more about visiting our historic village at

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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New Lanark Health and Fitness

New Lanark Health and Fitness

Amongst all the history and beauty we have to offer here in New Lanark, there is a modern, private members, health and fitness club which may take you by surprise. The health and fitness club has up to date technology which will create a pleasant experience for all . From the O-Zone swimming pool to the top of the range equipment in the gym, New Lanark Health and Fitness club has it all.

New Lanark Health and Fitness centre is managed by Julianne Stewart who has been here since March 2007. The Health and Fitness centre did not open until the start of May, 2007 and has been in the hands of Julianne ever since. Julianne is joined by a team of 15 employees in the Health and Fitness centre ranging from fitness instructors to beauty therapists.


Fancy passing the Eiffel Tower on your bike whilst  listening to the bustling noise of the French streets and catching a whiff of freshly made crepes? Okay, maybe you won’t be able to smell the crepes but New Lanark’s gym has advanced technology on the treadmills and exercise bikes which allow you to choose a destination around the world and watch the route you would take if you were actually there! You are able to programme the screen attached to the bike/running machine to show you the view of what running/cycling the streets of famous destinations around the world would look like. You can also hear the surrounding sounds if you have earphones with you. If this isn’t for you that doesn’t mean you’ll just have to stare at the wall in front of you, you can check out what’s on the telly! The machines offer a variety of programmes to watch and also let you access the internet to browse Facebook or shop online! The gym also has traditional weightlifting equipment.


Cycle by the Eiffel Tour!

Cycle by the Eiffel Tour!











My Zone is another aspect New Lanark gym have to offer. My Zone is controlled by a belt which measures your heart rate and provides scores of how well you are doing in meeting your goals. My Zone also creates a page for each person and you can become friends in this online community with people from overseas, for example, gym goers in San Diego! Barack Obama also uses My Zone but he might be rather hard to become friends with… New Lanark are unique in having this system as it is not available in every gym. My Zone grades how hard you are working by colours: grey being lightly working out, red being an extremely hard workout.


Swimming Pool

Why not take a dip into the O-Zone swimming pool in New Lanark? and enjoy the relaxing ambiance created by the colourful, calming lights. O-Zone means there is a smaller percentage of chlorine in the pool. The swimming pool can be sectioned off for those who want to go for a swim and to those who just want to relax in the pool. The swimming pool is great for all ages, adults who prefer to have a quiet leisurely swim can take advantage of the limited children hours. However, if you do have children you can take them for a dip yourself, or even, attend one of the Little Nessies classes taught by an external swimming coach! The Swimming pool also has a sauna and steam room beside it. Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary use of the facilities. All facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Hotel swimming pool

Exercise Classes

New Lanark also offer a range of different exercise classes such as: Spin, Pilates, Tabata, PiYo Live and many more! PiYo live is usually an exercise video, however, Julianne is now a qualified Piyo instructor and can now teach in live! The exercise timetable can be found at reception.

Top of the range exercise

Top of the range exercise

To find out more about New Lanark health and fitness visit the Health and Fitness page on our New Lanark website!

Ronan Moore – New Lanark Marketing Intern

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