What’s On Near Nostell Priory this February

Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Welcome to What’s on in our area in February.  We have some fine offers from our usual sources of entertainment.  The link provided will take you to our suggestion, but it will be one of many events at the venue so have a look at their programme for even more.  I’ve trawled the internet for new venues and interesting events.  Give then a try.  We live in a brilliant location with so much going on for all tastes.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore Opening Party Thurs 6 Feb, 7-10pm, FREE ENTRY

Hepworth Wakefield for the Bill Brandt / Henry Moore Opening Party

Celebrate the opening of Bill Brandt/Henry Moore Thurs 6 Feb, 7-10pm, FREE ENTRY plus enjoy: Pop-up bar, Resident DJ Andy Hickford, Aēsop giveaways http://bit.ly/3137PKr

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century.

The photographer Bill Brandt and the sculptor Henry Moore first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground.

This major exhibition brings together over 200 works highlighting the relationships between sculpture, photography, drawing and collage revealed through Brandt and Moore’s shared interests in the subjects and themes of labour, society, industry, the British landscape and the human body.

Bloody Valentines! Love Is In The Scare 2020

Bloody Valentines! Love Is In The Scare 2020. 14th – 16th Feb. This Valentines Fear Masters presents three blood curdling scare attraction experiences for three nights only! http://bit.ly/37wctmK At Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park

These attractions will be in total darkness or minimal lighting with only a glow stick to light your way with a maximum group size of only 6 people at a time.

As you venture deep into the woods are you brave enough to enter the Cabin of Freaks! Unloved! for a date with a difference, will YOU survive the love that’s spread?

For all you foolish mortals- check in to Hotel Transylvania, where Love Bites, come face to face with blood thirsty vampires and Lord Fear himself!

If you make it out alive, will you survive the zombie horde at UnDead on Arrival! Medical Nightmares!

Who said Romance was DEAD?

Night Run – experience Nostell in a different light

Nostell Priory Night run. 15th Feb. http://bit.ly/2TZGDut Booking Essential.

This event is about having fun at your own pace, meeting new people, exploring Nostell after dark and raising funds for our ongoing conservation work.
Taking part in Night Run is a great way to get a little fitter during winter months at the same time as helping us care for the places that make a run more special. So as you look after you, you’ll be looking after nature too.

Choose from the 3.5 km Explorer or the 7km Adventurer routes and have fun at your own pace on our traffic free trails but don’t forget your head torch!

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival. 17th – 23rd Feb. It’s time to paint the town pink for the Rhubarb Festival! http://bit.ly/2vo1qO9

If you don’t know what the Rhubarb Festival is, then where have have you been? It’s Wakefield’s love-letter to the divisive vegetable, the first date in the Merry City’s festival calendar, and it starts the year off with a bang.

In 2020 it’s a festival of Miracle-Gro proportions, running for a whole week from Monday 17 February until Sunday 23 February (the traditional food and drink market runs 21-23 February), and truly taking over the city centre.

Like an enormous rhubarb crumble, Rhubarb Festival 2020 has plenty to get your teeth into. So get your pink on, and get set to eat, drink… and be merry.

Half Term Medieval Crafts at Pontefract Castle

21st February.  Come and have a go at Pontefract Castle’s fun half term crafts in the Activity Zone at the castle.

This is a free, drop in event and you do not need to book.
Great cafe as well.


Rugby League Superstar Johnathan Thurston

An epic event with Rugby League Superstar Johnathan Thurston http://bit.ly/2t0yOK1 Thursday 27th Feb. At Cedar Court Hotel, Wakfield

The NRL, QUEENSLAND ORIGIN and AUSTRALIA RUGBY LEAGUE SUPERSTAR will be in town to discuss what can only be described as a ‘Brilliant Rugby League sporting life story. At this unique event you will hear it all from the man himself, our big screens will also show some of his most iconic moments. An absolute treat for Rugby League and sports fan