Don’t miss! Our top 10 events for Feb
Our top 10 guide to the February events happening near you
The Favourite costume display
See first-hand the fantastic work that went into creating the period costumes for the likes of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in the Oscar-nominated film, The Favourite. The blockbuster tells of the relationships and power struggles of Queen Anne and two of her closest female allies: Lady Sarah Churchill and Abigail Hill. The Hampton Court Palace grounds will also be open for you to see the historic filming locations for key scenes.
Open daily until 10 March; see website for times; included in palace admission
No Kids is a comedic and poignant production from the multi award-winning Bristol-based company, Ad Infinitum, played out on stage at Battersea Arts Centre. George and Nir are a same-sex couple trying to answer a question many of us face. Every consideration – adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, the environmental impact of childbirth, the fears and anxieties, how the past affects parenting and much, much more are on the table – with the audience taken along for the ride.
5-23 February; 7.30pm; £12.50-£18
Zog at The Rose Theatre
Freckle Productions and the Rose Theatre Kingston bring the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson to life on stage at the Rose, Kingston. The story tells of the adventures of a loveable dragon, Zog, who is keen to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school.
14-23 February; see website for times; £15
Yolanda Brown anniversary tour
Double MOBO award winner Yolanda Brown will be returning to Hideaway Jazz club for two nights as part of her 10th anniversary tour. The artist is known for her style of sax that fuses reggae, jazz and soul.
14 February; 7pm; £22.50
SAS Italian Job with Damien Lewis
The fascinating story of the Second World War mission in 1944 to destroy an impregnable Nazi fortress in northern Italy. Told by renowned actor, Damien Lewis plus the chance for a book signing with the author after the event, held at the National Army Museum.
15 February; 11.30am; free
Lambing season at Bocketts Farm
Spend a day at Bockett’s Farm this February half term just in time for the new lambing season. Children can see over 70 newborn lambs springing around the fields and learn all about lambing and what happens to nature in spring. The farm will be transforming with exciting events to embrace the new season, with ‘meet the shepherd’ sessions, birds of prey flying demonstrations, and a chance for little ones to get creative in the craft corner.
16-24 February; adults £11 / children £11.50
Half term trail: shapes and sizes
A special children’s trail to keep little ones entertained throughout the February half term at Winkworth Arboretum. Children will learn all about nature and the seasonal springtime changes while exploring the great outdoors.
16-24 February; 10.30am-4pm; £1 per trail
Fame the Musical
The much-loved musical based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame The Musical will be bringing all the smash hits that made the film famous, to the stage at New Wimbledon Theatre. What’s more, there will be plenty of incredible dance routines and show-stopping costumes to take you back in time to the 1980s.
18-23 February; 2.30pm & 7.30pm; from £13
Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree
A Tara Arts and Polka Theatre production that throws up themes of family and immigration. The story tells of three orphans living at the foothills of the Himalayas. The trio uncover a magical book and wind up on a life-changing adventure with the help of a headstrong crow, a brave mongoose and a tortured tiger.
20-23 February; 11am & 3pm; £12.50
February half term: Love Birds!
Celebrate National Nest Box Week by bringing children along to Morden Hall Park to create their own bird feeder, decorate a bird box to welcome feathered friends to their own back garden, and have fun along the Hungry Bird Trail. Children will be encouraged to look out for local wildlife along the way.
20-22 February; see website for times; £5