February 2023 Days Out in Yorkshire

February is packed full of events, enjoy the first signs of spring in snowdrop flled woodlands, share love on Valentine's Day and half term is packed full of family fun. Not forgetting Shrove Tuesday when we get to make the flat Yorkshire puddings!

Jorvik Viking Festival

Jorvik Viking Festival

Moved to May 2022
The Jorvik Viking Festival returns. Celebrate all things viking across the city; from viking banquets to battles. Events for all ages.

Snowdrops in woodland setting

Splendid Snowdrops

Wrap up and head out to see the first beautiful signs of spring on a snowdrop walk. Carpets of snowdrops on woodland floors are a spectacular sight.

Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

18th February to 6th March 2022
With the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities celebrating the jewels of the night sky. We go further in 2022 with activity themed around exploration. With over 100 events, join us on a nebula adventure to explore the cosmos for the fifth Dark Skies Festival.

Ice Skating fun at Stockeld Park at February half term

February Half Term Family Fun

February half term is going to be local, take a look at our selection of local and home activities to keep the family entertained.

chefs at the Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

25th to 27th February 2022
The Rhubarb Festival is one of the first food and drink festivals in the national calendar. Returning with a whole new programme of chef demos curated by Yorkshire Food Guide and a gin experience showcasing mouth-watering rhubarb cocktails, there will be something on to everyone’s taste.

Yorkshire Games Festival logo

Yorkshire Games Festival

12th to 18th February 2022
A week-long extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.

York ice trail

York Ice Trail

4th and 5th February 2023
Get ready for an icy adventure and go on “A Journey Through Time” as you walk through history and step into the future and once again see the “coolest” sculptures lining the streets. With plenty of carvings waiting to be discovered across the city centre, it is a great way for families to explore the historic city of York.

Heart shaped pancakes

Valentines Day in Yorkshire

Valetines Day is a celebration of love - love for the special one, for your family, for your friends or just for you.

Leeds Literature Festival Literature Quiz, stack of books

Leeds Literature Festival

26th February to 6th March 2022
Leeds Literature Festival aims to cover all aspects of words, with online talks, workshops and even a literature quiz. All available online.

York Winter Comic Con

York Winter Comic Con

Over 2 floors and the courtyard of York Racecourse there will be plenty of fun geekiness and stuff to to do as usual, including props, displays, costume characters, stage entertainment, talks and costume contests!