What’s On February | Visit Bradford

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Be inspired by our guide of things to do in Bradford & District this February.

The Brontë Parsonage reopens in February marking the life and legacy of the Reverend Patrick Brontë, the inspiring and unconventional father of the famous Brontë sisters and a remarkable campaigner and reformer in his own right, uncover the stories and secrets of the village Mr Brontë would have known.

Go on a giant adventure, the perfect antidote to the January blues awaits audiences in the form of feel-good family pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at Bradford Playhouse.  A story jam packed full of songs, dances, Beanstalks, Magic Harps and Hens and of course, GIANTS!

Bradford Industrial Museum will hold a specialist wool market, to celebrate the patron saint of wool-combers.  The St Blaise Wool Market will take place on Sunday February 3.  There will also be food, a pop up pub, a choir and brass band and appearances from alpacas.

Our Hotpick! The UK’s ‘Best Vintage Fair,’ Lou Lou’s is coming to Bradford Cathedral (Saturday 9th February). Find unique, handpicked quality goods with stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, home, collectables and more from some of the UK’s finest vintage traders.  New year, new you! Stop by the pop up ‘Hair & Beauty Salon’ for the vintage makeover that you’ve always dreamed of.  For perfect pin curls, amazing victory rolls and sky-scraping beehives.

It’s the perfect chance to shop affordable items, support independents and grab yourself a unique piece of the past!

This February half term, enjoy action-packed activities, awesome experiments and much more at the National Science + Media Museum with the hit CBBC show Operation Ouch! Behind-the-scenes footage and challenges for all the family, it’s science with the gross bits left in!

Chase and Marshall from the popular Children’s TV Show Paw Patrol will be visiting the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway February half term.  The heroic pups will be making appearances in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed based at Oxenhope Station.

Looking for fun things to do with the family over the 2019 February half-term in Bradford & District? Get inspired with our guide of half-term events and activities.

Real Food Ilkley at South Hawksworth Street on Sunday February 3 (10am to 3pm) The open-air market celebrates the rich variety of locally produced food and drink.

Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Science + Media Museum 2019 is set to be the biggest (and best!) festival yet, continuing to celebrate games culture and introduce new generations to the science and art of games development.  The five-day event will run from 6-10 February 2019 and will see some exciting new additions to the festival.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi award-winning Matilda The Musical, visits the Alhambra for a month  – the only Yorkshire venue on its UK tour – is inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination, dares to change her own destiny.

Now for something spud-tacular…. The fabulous spud will get the recognition it deserves at the Potato Day in Saltaire. With 38 varieties of potato available to buy. Saturday February 9 at Shipley College’s Exhibition Hall.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there couldn’t be a better time to take a trip to the Alhambra Theatre.   12 – 16 February, The Royal Shakespeare Company bring Romeo & Juliet to Bradford.  The most famous story of love, at first sight, explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution, or will division continue to tear through generations?

#LOVEILKLEYARTS at No. 4 Manor House Courtyard, Ilkley.  Think ART for your February valentine! 8 – 10 February,  An enticing exhibition of beautiful items for you to love.  Paintings – textiles – glass – ceramics – jewellery – mixed media.

Love is in the air, so treat your loved one to something special this Valentine’s Day.  Make sure you’re not stuck for things to do, February 14 is fast approaching.  Here are some romantic days out and event ideas.

Look out! Snowdrops are one of the highlights of a winter landscape, take a crisp winter walk through Bradford’s woodlands discover carpets of snowdrops, tag us in  your pics #visitbradford

February means Beer Festival time, serving up a fantastic range of great beers to tempt the taste buds…. Ilkley Beer Festival at the Kings Hall (February 8 & 9) and Bradford Beer Festival at Victoria Hall, Saltaire. (February 28 – March 2.)

REVAMP! Barbara Dickson will be the first act at re-opened St. George’s Hall in February following its £9.5m refurbishment.

For even more things to do in February visitbradford.com/events