February, the shortest month of the year, can often seem like quite a quiet time. People are in the post-Christmas lull and Easter can seem like quite a distance away. But don’t worry, you are still sure to find plenty to do in St Andrews. Here, we take a peek at some of the interesting events you could find yourself attended this month.
If you fancy exploring St Andrews from a completely different angle, then why not check out the guided ghost tours? These take place most days of the week with departures from the Church Square. There are 4 tours per day, at 16.00, 17.30, 19.30 and 21.00, so if you prefer to make your walk a little spookier why not choose one of the later times which could really add to the atmosphere? Dogs are welcome, and the tours are suitable for wheelchairs but not recommended for those with walking difficulties.
Half Term Fun
There are plenty of fun activities in St Andrews during half-term that will be perfect for keeping your younger family members entertained. The Bell Pettigrew Museum is running an event on 15th February called Fantastic Flying Machines which will give youngsters the opportunity to take in the display of creatures and flying machines before attempting to create one of their own. Booking is essential for this event, and there are two separate times for different age groups of children. In a continuation of the craft theme, on 14th February, why not head to Swallowgate for their Figurine Factory? This is another event aimed at children who will have the opportunity to explore the archaeology collection and even fashion their own clay figurine.
Spain V Portugal
Head to The Score Hotel on 15th February for what promises to be a fun and relaxed wine tasting featuring a selection of 13 different wines from Spain and Portugal. The event will be led by Master of Wine Rose Murray Brown, and there will be a selection of charcuterie available to taste alongside the wines. If you are dreaming of warmer climes, then come along and indulge your senses!
From folk to chamber music, St Andrews has it all during February. On 9th February, Byre Theatre will be hosting Too This For That and Dry Island Buffalo Jump in a one night concert that is sure to appeal to a variety of music lovers. This is a charity event which will benefit 3 charities, both local and international.
Another charity music event will be taking place on Saturday 16th February at Younger Hall, North Street. GIG21 hope to raise awareness for mental health issues and support local charities. This promises to be a great musical extravaganza and is open to anyone over the age of 16.
If classical music is more your thing, then there is a lunchtime concert at St Salvator’s Chapel on Wednesday 27th and a Chamber music concert on 28th at Younger Hall which will be hosted by the St Andrews music club.
As you can see, the shortest month has more than enough going on to make it fly by, and you’re sure to find one of the above events – or maybe more than one – to enjoy in St Andrews.
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