10 fun things to do in the UK in February 2024

The January ‘blues’ are truly behind us. So it’s time to get planning your February adventures. And with Spring on the horizon, there are plenty of epic things to do in the UK this February.

From sports extravaganzas to cosy workshops and Valentine’s days out, check out our favourite things to do in February 2024 below!

1. Catch a Six Nations game at Walkabout – Manchester

3rd February

Six NationsFor rugby fans, February means only one thing. The beginning of the Six Nations Championship! And what better way to enjoy the games than soaking up all the atmosphere at a lively sports bar?

This year, the Walkabout Aussie sports bar in Manchester is opening its doors throughout the championships so you can catch all the sporting action. With giant HD scenes and a tasty menu of great grub and ice-cold pints, Walkabout is the perfect spot to celebrate those rugby triumphs.

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2. Dark Skies Festival – North York Moors

9th – 25th February

Starry skyWhy not plan a trip up north this February and experience the true beauty of our skies? Throughout February, the Dark Skies Festival will be taking place to celebrate the ‘jewels of the night sky’ in both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.

Immerse yourself in different activities and events by starlight, including arts and photography workshops, coastal walks, mindfulness groups and of course, breathtaking stargazing. There are even exciting trails for the kids to join in on the action. Running for sixteen days throughout the month, you’re sure to find an activity that takes your fancy this February half-term.

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Embark on a celestial journey and check out our ultimate guide to the Dark Skies Festival 2024 here.

3. Pour your own candle at the Paddywax Candle Bar by Designworks Collective – Bath

Various dates

Candle making workshopIf you’re looking for relaxed and cosy things to do in the UK in February, a Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day candle-making workshop at the Paddywax Candle Bar in Bath could be for you.

This 45-minute to 1-hour workshop is the perfect crafts activity for solo candle-lovers, couples, friends and even families. Choose your own candle vessel, unique scent, wick type and wax colour to create a personal candle you’ll enjoy burning throughout Feb. And while your candle is setting, why not explore the gorgeous spa town of Bath?

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4. Check out the new Outi Pieski exhibit at Tate St Ives

10th February 

Tate St IvesSámi visual artist, Outi Pieski will be wowing the UK this February with an outstanding exhibition at Tate St Ives. Open from the 10th of February to the 6th of May 2024, Outi Pieski’s latest exhibit utilises gorgeous textile materials to create a vibrant, thought-provoking show.

Focusing on important questions surrounding the relationship between humans, animals and nature, Outi Pieski’s amazing artwork cannot be missed this February.

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5. Watch the Super Bowl LVIII at Big Penny Social – London

11th February

NFL The Super Bowl is one of the biggest US spectacles of the year. This February, catch all the Super Bowl madness from North London’s bustling Big Penny Social venue.

With a live broadcast of the game, Super Bowl LVIII in Nevada, Las Vegas is set to be a star-studded event. Enjoy refreshing beers and mouthwatering street food and watch all the action go down this Super Sunday on Big Penny’s 16ft wide HD screen.

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6. Crack the puzzle with a city treasure hunt – Glasgow 

Various dates

Tourist exploring cityExplore this city of Glasgow in style this February with an exciting puzzle treasure hunt adventure. Organised by ‘Great Game Treasure Hunts’, this quirky outdoor treasure hunt will have you tracking down Glasgow’s famous landmarks while learning the rich history behind the city.

With your treasure map, compass and clues in hand, decipher the puzzle and find where ‘X marks the spot’ on your map – uncovering a splendid coal pub with a cheeky discount! Perfect for groups of 1-8, book your ticket this February half-term and get exploring.

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7. Grab last-minute tickets to Example’s UK tour – Bristol

12th February

ConcertSnatching those last-minute gig tickets is the best feeling. This February English musician and rapper, Example is returning to the UK for a stellar tour across our vibrant cities.

Performing all his classics from the 2010s and notable new music, Example will be making his way to Bristol’s O2 Academy for an explosive show. Grab the last few tickets here!

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8. The Pancake Day Race at Leadenhall Market – London

13th February

Pancake race at Leadenhall Market, LondonLeadenhall Market’s iconic Pancake Race is BACK for 2024. Hosted in this Victorian Market’s lovely pub, The Lamb Tavern, the Pancake Race is an epic annual tradition where teams strive to earn an inscription on the golden frying pan trophy.

Taking place on the wonky cobbles of Leadenhall Market, the race entails an exhilarating 20m flipping relay. Teams are encouraged to don bowler hats and spectators can enjoy the free pancakes! Interested in taking on this flipping challenge? Register your team of 4 on The Lamb Tavern website today.

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9. Take a romantic sunrise hike across the Peak District

Stanage Edge Peak DistrictLooking for a unique Valentine’s Day idea this February? Explore the UK’s stunning natural beauty with a hike in the Peak District. With peaceful, quieter views, relaxed local events and great opportunities for birdwatching, February is a splendid time of year to explore this national park.

For an extra special experience, time your hike right and admire the flourishing English countryside at sunrise!

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Planning a Valentine’s Day staycation this February? Check out the UK’s most romantic getaway destinations here.

10. Win BIG at Bingo Lingo – Cardiff

23rd February

Think average bingo night. Now take it to the next level! This February, Bingo Lingo is arriving in Cardiff for a crazy confetti-filled bingo party. With bouncing music, fast-paced bingo rounds and weird and wonderful prizes to be won.

At Bingo Lingo, you’ve got to be in it to win it. But be prepared, you might even find yourself in a crazy dance-off!

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