February’s top events

Looking for an event to feature? Here’s our pick of the best events coming up in February. As ever, please check individual websites for the latest details.

Discover more…

There’s plenty more to experience, for details on the full range of events check out each destination’s What’s On pages:

Visit East Yorkshire

Visit Hull

Visit Lincolnshire

Visit Stoke

Enjoy Staffordshire

Visit Hampshire


Heavenly Hampshire

The acclaimed Museum of the Moon touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram heads to Hampshire for the first time with an out-of-this-world installation at Winchester Cathedral. Measuring seven metres in diameter, featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, the artwork will be floating in the Cathedral nave from 5 to 18 February 2024. Visitors will be able to see the Moon, as well as join in special events, including a Moon Medley night of music and dance and silent discos under moonlight.

February focus for Hull’s fishy tales

Five photographers have worked with people involved in the fishing industry during the 1970s – trawlermen, dockworkers, family members and historians – to tell the story of the impact of the decline of the industry in Hull during that decade. In portraits and the words of those in them, the free to enter ‘Fish!! – Memories of Change’ exhibition at Hull Minster reveals a story of resilience, hard times and new horizons. It runs from 1 to 29 February 2024.

Love is in the air in England’s finest stone town

Whose romantic trysts had Stamford as a backdrop, and which love stories from the past began or ended in this historic town? Discover more on Wednesday 14 and Saturday 17 February with A Valentine Walking Tour with Stamford Sights and Secrets Tours featuring historic tales of affairs of the heart in this picture postcard Georgian town. Tickets cost £10.

Shining a light on art

World-renowned light and sound projection company Luxmuralis will be giving visitors to East Yorkshire’s Beverley Minster a whole new perspective on the magnificent interior with an immersive light and sound experience. Illuminating Art – a new show that has only previously been seen in Salisbury – aims to take visitors on a stunning journey to experience art from the Baroque through to Impressionism (13 – 17 February). Entry to the Minster is by a pre-booked timed ticket only, which cost £10 adults and £7 children.

Lights, Camera, Circus!

Roll up at The Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent, and prepare for Hollywood spectacles and circus thrills. Gandeys Circus unveils its 2024 Hollywood Spectacular, blending circus magic with the glittering glamour of Hollywood. Promising a rollercoaster of madness, it features gravity-defying roller skating, edge-of-your-seat feats on the Double Space Wheel, and the adrenaline-fueled Motorbikes in the Globe along with dazzling choreography and show-stopping numbers. Running from 9 until 25 February, tickets cost from £9.99 per person.

Flock to Staffordshire

This February half term (10-18 February), head to Staffordshire’s award-winning PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm for the chance to get up close to spring’s cutest new arrivals! With over 100 sheep of different breeds set to give birth at the farm, there is the chance to get up close to lambs and ewes in the new lambing barn and learn lots of facts with the ‘sheep-y knowledge trail’, along with the Farms’ usual attractions, including indoor playbarns and outdoor adventure play. Tickets from £7.50.

Flight of fancy

Hampshire’s Hawk Conservancy Trust offers an after dark treat for visitors – an evening of night-time flying by its resident owls. As darkness falls, the special shows feature the owls’ graceful, silent flights over their Savannah Arena and amongst mysterious woodland. There is also the chance to meet some of the other owls and gain more insight into the Trust’s conservation and research projects. Tickets for Evening Owls, on 17 and 24 February, cost £21.50.

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    Hampshire’s Hawk Conservancy Trust Evening Owls

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    Iluminating Art to visit Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire. Photo: Luxmuralis

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    A Valentine Walking Tour of Stamford, Lincolnshire