Luckily, being the shortest month of the year means we could be that bit closer to seeing more daylight (if it isn’t cloudy or rainy, that is). But don’t dismiss the month ahead so soon as it doesn’t have to be doom and gloom in February, or all about love, as there is a wide selection of events and activities to enjoy. Here to help get your February off to a flying start, we’ve rounded up some of the most fun-filled things to do this month in Glasgow.
1. Grab your coat and head out for a walk
It might be cold out but wrap up warm and get yourself outside for a bit of fresh air. You’ll be thankful for it later on and it’s an excuse to have another hot brew when you get in. Even if you stretch your legs for around 20 minutes, it’ll make a change from the same old scenery at home. The city has a range of parks, gardens and woodland areas to stroll around and they say being surrounded by nature allows us to switch off and be more grounded, which is just the trick most of us need right now. Check out these walks near Glasgow here.
2. Listen to romantic music at this special Valentine’s candlelight concert
Whether you’re looking for a beautifully romantic getaway for you and your partner or a unique classical concert, this show on February 14 at the stunning Òran Mór featuring romantic classical favourites is for you. You may recognise a few pieces at this candlelight concert including music from Romeo and Juliet as well as stunning pieces written by top-class composers. We can’t think of many other romantic things than a night at one of Glasgow’s beautiful buildings where the walls will be flickering by calm hues of candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. Book your tickets for this dreamy evening here.
3. Be bowled over by this bar with axe throwing, crazy golf and more
The battleground bar, Boom: Battle Bar, with axe throwing, shuffleboard, crazy golf and even more fun activities to enjoy is always a good night. Guests can choose from a myriad of gaming experiences such as crazier golf, which includes what it says is the country’s longest indoor crazy golf course at over 100ft. There is also hi tech electric darts, funky beer pong, 22ft shuffleboards, American pool, skee ball, boules, curling, axe throwing, pool, and table tennis, plus other activities such as Boom Ball and Marble Tarble. Plus, the cocktails are worth a try, so prepare for a memorable night filled with friendly competitiveness and cracking drinks.
4. Spruce up your space with a little decorating or get a new plant baby
Why not start the spring cleaning early? With us all spending more time at home, why not transform your space into a cosy area free of clutter? This doesn’t mean you need to give the walls a lick of paint but instead organise items in terms of priority and hoover up those crumbs on the carpet. You could potentially hang some artwork up to give the place a pop of colour or even invest in some gorgeous candles or lovely houseplants which help to improve the smell and air quality of your home. You can find some of the best plant shops in Glasgow here, some of which have online shops and offer delivery.
5. Explore this mysterious man-made pool near Glasgow
Just half an hour’s drive from Glasgow in Falkirk between Larbert and Denny lies a mysterious man-made pool with bright blue waters called Torwood Blue Pool. However, no one really knows where it came from. Located close to Torwood Castle, Torwood Blue Pool can be found using navigation, as there are no signposts. The pool’s notable bright blue water is what mainly attracts visitors to the pool, as well as the enigmatic man-made brick structure that surrounds it. While we might never find out the true origins of Torwood Blue Pool, we can still appreciate the amazingly blue waters with a brisk walk along the countryside.
6. Have a boogie at a rooftop disco boozy brunch
The rooftop bar and restaurant VEGA is back with their Boozy Disco Brunch, brightening up Glasgow’s party scene this February. There will be plenty of fizz and gin cocktails, contagious disco vibes and guests enjoying a good boogie. Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, the next disco brunch will be on February 4 between 12pm – 4pm. VEGA’s famous boozy Disco Brunch will welcome guests to a groovy disco land, featuring live DJ sets, Whitley Neil gin cocktails, a Build Your Own Bellini station and, of course, plenty of snacks to accompany the meal.
7. Indulge in cocktails and bagels at this fresh day-to-night venue
August House is a new day-to-night venue offering speciality bagels, signature cocktails, tacos and other appetizing treats. The instagrammable spot offers a go-to place where guests can enjoy themselves no matter the time of day. Additionally, the venue has live DJ sets every night until 1am. The bagels menu is noteworthy: opt for the Salmon and Cream Cheese bagel served with olive oil and black pepper, or the Halloumi Melt with rocket and pesto.
8. Get on your bike and explore these cycling routes
If you’re fed up of walking and want to get about a bit further in less time then hop on a bike and get pedalling. The city has some amazing cycle routes, including bicycle lanes in local parks and gardens, which allow you to see some beautiful sights even in the February frost. You can find some of the best cycling routes in and around Glasgow in this article.
9. Marvel at The Alchemist’s famous cocktails
The Alchemist is in Glasgow now, offering the theatre of cocktail making in the flesh. On top of trying unique cocktails with dry ice for days, visitors can also try the Tantrum & Tarot Thursdays in February from 7pm until 10pm. Guests will receive a tarot reading, a cocktail and a Tantrum doughnut to complete the mystical experience. And on weekends, cocktail lovers can opt for a boozy brunch with three cocktails and a meal for £28.
10. Rock out to the timeless classics of Queen at this candlelight concert
Feeling under pressure? Want to break free from the shackles of a stressful work week? Then luckily for you Fever has the the answer with Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen which puts the beloved anthems of the band in the spotlight once more. Coming to the clandestine Platform on February 23, a talented string quartet will be performing classical renditions of Queen’s biggest hits in a sensational evening that will have you scouring the internet for a lemon-yellow leather jacket and dusting off your vinyls. Book your tickets here.
11. Learn more about a local brewery at this four-course exclusive craft beer dinner
Bespoke craft beer events company Hauf&Hauf is bringing a four-course craft beer dinner showcasing locally brewed beers from Up Front Brewing. The dinner will take place on February 16 at The Haberdashery, featuring a curated menu that pairs perfectly with the beers, as well as the craft beer cocktails. In addition to each course being complimented by a different brew from Up Front perfectly matching the meal, the evening will begin with a special beer cocktail, featuring gin from the Arrochar Alps. Beer experts will also be available for a chat throughout the night and answer all the pressing questions the diners always wanted to ask when it comes to all things brewing. You can book your tickets here.