TIMPI Top Picks for February

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Now that Dry January is over and there’s two more hours of daylight to enjoy, it’s time to think about February. February is the time when a lot of people begin to come out of hibernation and the itch to get out and about really takes hold. February comes around quickly every year and we’re already well on the way to celebrating Valentine’s Day and before long it’ll be the kid’s half term. Plus, we’ll soon be pigging out on Pancake Day! Check out our top picks for February below... 

Top event picks

London Fashion Week

From 16th - 20th February, London is a hub for all things fashion. From celebrities in designer frocks to supermodels strutting their stuff on the catwalk, London Fashion Week is where it’s at. There’s a range of events going on throughout the week, all of which are detailed on the official website.

 

The London Bike Show 

Held at the London ExCel every year, The London Bike Show is well worth checking out. Regardless of whether you’re a keen cyclist yourself or simply prefer to spectate, there are a number of exhibitions, demonstrations and bike tests. The London Bike Show runs from 23rd - 25th February. 

 

Dinosaurs at Sea Life 

From 13th February, the Blackpool and Brighton’s Sea Life centres will be showcasing fantastic dinosaur exhibitions, both of which allow guests to really get up close and personal with some oceanic beasts. This is a great event for the kids and it’s sure to make an enjoyable half term day out.


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Theatre Pick 

Annie, Piccadilly Theatre

See the hit Broadway and West End Musical, featuring Meera Syal as infamous Miss Hannigan. Annie will finish on 18th February, so you had better get in quick to secure your last minute tickets!

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Music Pick

Lady Gaga at the O2, London

Singing some of her greatest hits and no doubt putting on a performance to remember, Lady Gaga will be filling The O2 with her impressive show from 4th - 8th February.

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Fitness Pick

Cancer Research Winter Run, London

Last year more than 16,000 people joined in to take part in the 10K charity run and it’s set to be another impressive event this year. Will you manage to spot polar bears and penguins along the way?

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Wild Card Pick

Rio Carnival, Brazil 

Each year Rio Carnival marks the beginning of Lent and though it was initially introduced as a food festival, it has turned into so much more. Now infamous around the world, Rio Carnival is considered one of the biggest carnivals and over two million people per day are expected to line the streets from 9th - 14th February. There’s never been a better excuse to head to Brazil!


Destinations to visit in January

The Bahamas

Who hasn’t dreamed of jetting off to the Bahamas when the winter weather gets a bit too much? With bright white beaches, private islands, historical sites and beautiful paths to stroll along it’s easy to see why the Bahamas remains as one of the top holiday destinations. If you’re travelling as a family, check out Atlantis Paradise Island - it has everything you could need!

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Philippines

With temperatures hitting 28 degrees, breathtaking scenery and crystal waters you’d be silly to overlook the Philippines as February holiday pick. February is the dry season for the Philippines and it’s one of the cooler months, so you’ll truly get a feel for the fantastic weather on offer. Whether you swim with whale sharks in Cebu or party it up in Boracay, you’re in for a treat!

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Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia remains as one of the most reliable resorts for skiing in Europe throughout February, with snow guaranteed right through until early May. Though a ski trip during February half term can be expensive, there are a lot of great deals to be found and you may even find yourself renting a beautiful chalet at a fraction of your initial budget. Plus, if you want something a little livelier, there’s a number of Apres Ski Resorts.

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Oman

Though it’s not as luxurious as Dubai or as grand as Abu Dhabi, Oman has an awful lot going for it. As Muscat’s capital city, Oman has an impressive range of ancient culture, scenery and history. The no skyscraper policy and range of activities to try out makes Oman a destination worth considering.

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Dylan Winn-Brown