Welcome to February my friends! It’s the month of love and, for some of us right now, snow! If you’re in need of some weekend plans, I’ve found 5 great things happening this weekend in the UK – listed below.
A couple may have a slightly chilly theme to them in keeping with the snow I’m staring at right now.
PS: If you want more ideas for what to do this weekend, check out my Weekend Directory – it’s sole purpose is to connect you with brilliant and unique businesses who can add a little extra je ne sais quo to your weekend.
Stay warm and keep smiling.
See the Snowdrops | Painswick Rococo Gardens
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd | 10:30am – 5pm
Painswick Rococo Garden is the country’s sole surviving complete rococo garden. Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for Benjamin Hyett and his guests, it’s a beautiful hidden valley in Gloucestershire housing many follies and fairytale garden buildings with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Every Jan up until spring, the famous snowdrops of Painswick’s Rococo Garden cloak the banks of Snowdrop Grove in white. There are over 5 million snowdrops here and now really is a great time to pay a visit to see them.
Evening Snowboarding | Snowzone, Milton Keynes and Castleford
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd | Last 4 hours of the day
If you fancy snowboarding, but you want to do it without being knocked off your feet by youngsters (me!), head to Snowzone for an adults-only evening session this weekend.
For those who don’t know, Snowzone in Milton Keynes and Castleford are two of the UK’s outstanding indoor real snow venues. As well as adult sessions, the slopes are open for families to have some snowy fun over weekends and often host sledging and snow play sessions.
The evening sessions for adults run on both Saturday and Sunday evenings for the last 4 hours of the day.
Dave Gorman | New Theatre Oxford
Sat 2nd | 8pm
Dave Gorman has been described by The Guardian as the “King of Powerpoint Comedy” and now he’s back on tour with a new show: With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint
This weekend he’s at the New Theatre Oxford appearing on stage with his laptop and a projector to analyse those parts of life that nobody else seems to stop and think about.
If I didn’t have plans this weekend, I’d be right there laughing along with everyone else who hates Powerpoint!
Faulty Towers Dining Experience | Bloomsbury, London
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd | 6:30pm & 7:30pm
For an unforgettable evening out, this has to be it! It’s a 2-hour live dining experience based upon that great British classic, Faulty Towers.
Expect mayhem and madness as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together – best of all, the whole show is improvised so every night is different.
The show itself has been internationally acclaimed and nearly a million people around the world have seen it since. It is also into its eighth year in London’s West End, where it holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
If you can’t see it in London this weekend, the show is touring around other parts of the UK during the year.
Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing | National Museum Cardiff
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd | 10am – 5pm
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the National Museum in Cardiff will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings. It’s part of a nationwide celebration of this incredible renaissance artist as part of #Leonardo500.
The drawings on display come from the Royal Collection Trust, which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works. And throughoout February, a total of 144 of Leonardo’s drawings will be on show in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK.