It may be the winter months but there’s still things happening in the dales for you to delight in, here just a few ideas to be going with!
Dark Skies Festival 14 February – 1 March – celebrating the jewels of the night sky. With over 100 events around the dales, go on a nebula adventure to explore the cosmos for the fifth Dark Skies Festival.
Thorp Perrow Snow Drop Trail throughout February – follow Curator Faith’s snowdrop trail through the Arboretum to see some interesting varieties and learn more about these stunning flowers, and from 15 – 23 February kids eat for free! (T&C's apply)
Stage 1 Cycles throughout February – Cycling adventures for children, families and groups.
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden throughout February – welly wander trail, garden tours and stargazing are just some of the events during February.
Lightwater Valley Youngsters and their families can enjoy a fun-packed day out during February Half Term, whatever the weather at Lightwater Valley (Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd February) Aimed at the under 8’s, Fab Feb Family Fun features a whole host of fantastic indoor and outdoor activities all on offer throughout the school holidays. A selection of Fairground rides will also be open during the event so visitors can enjoy a sightseeing tractor ride around Eagles’ Creek Farm, take a spin on the Carousel and Skyrider, soar high in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw or hop aboard the Lightwater Express Train. Families can delight in daily entertainment in the Show Barn with a spectacular line up of magic and illusions. Catch the Magic Show which leaves audiences spellbound by tricks and the amazingly colourful Jungle themed UV Puppet Show. The Petting Farm will also be at Lightwater Valley with lots of cute and cuddly animals for visitors to pet and feed, including rabbits, lambs, donkeys, calves, alpacas and pygmy goats. Journey into a prehistoric party with the chance to meet Jester and Jasmine, Lightwater Valley’s resident dinosaur duo, and take on the Jurassic Adventure Golf* for a ‘hole’ lot of fun. Don't forget to visit the Jester’s Jungle Fun indoor Soft Play & Cafe perfect for under 8s to run off some energy while the grown-ups have a seat and a relaxing coffee. If lunch is in the plan there are also places to grab a bite to eat.
Due to the popularity of this event it is strongly advised tickets are pre-booked online. Tickets cost £7.95 per person / Under 3’s are Free. Fab Feb at Lightwater Valley will take place Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd February, 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Written By Nadine Bell