February may signal the season of romance, but there’s much more kicking off than a few cutesy Valentine’s dos. Get ready to quench your thirst at London’s largest craft beer carnival, go potty for putting at Leeds’ best crazy golf experience and dive head-first into an Ariana Grande-themed ball pit, because we've rounded up the best activities to sink your teeth into this month...
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Pizza, prosecco and high-tech darts collide every Saturday and Sunday at Flight Club Victoria. Enjoy bottomless bubbles and endless slices while you take down your friends in an oche with the venue's Social Darts sampler and take a spin around their in-house helter skelter.
A BYO cocktail experience with a mysterious twist, Bring & Mix is taking you back to the 1920's when booze was banned and bars came with location drops and secret passwords. Book your slot and head on down with your poison of choice and the Bring & Mix team of topnotch mixologists will whip you some curious cocktails. Just keep it on the down-low, yeah?
Hollyoaks' favourite former trouble-maker is back as she drops Kim Butterfield for an all new role. Bringing her cooking talents to Fulham's Little Blue Door, join Daisy Wood-Davis as she puts her own spin on classic student dishes at this quirky little supper club, which has grown-up takes on scampi, cheesy pasta and even a Lambrini sorbet.
Say, 'Thank u, next' to humdrum Valentine's Day dates and whisk yourself off to Ballie Ballerson where there's an Ari-themed pink ball pit so you can celebrate both Valentine's and Galentine's. Head down on the 13th for girl power jams and partying with the gang, or sweep your boo off their feet with a V-Day special on the 14th.
One of the UK's biggest craft beer festivals returns to East London for the 2019 edition and it's set to be bigger, better and beer-ier than ever. With 155 breweries taking part this year, you can sample tipples from your favourite brands, before taking a turn around the 'Foxes Den' food hall for some mouthwatering street eats.
Catch the film that captured thousands of hearts last year as The Exhibit brings A Star Is Born to the slightly smaller screen. Take a trip to Balham's favourite little cinema at The Exhibit where they'll also be laying on a spread of pizza and bottomless bubbles, so you can stay hydrated while you bawl your eyes out.
More than just a regrettable post-club snack, the humble kebab is getting a showcase all of its own this month as Birmingham's Taste & Liquor throw their second annual 'Kebabingham' event. Doing away with mystery meats and dry falafel, you'll find the fluffiest pittas and some of the most flavoursome and authentic wraps in the city.
Join culinary creatives Bompas & Parr for their latest drinkable experience. Teaming up with Captain Morgan they've unearthed a giant boating lake beneath West London where crafty buccaneers in their best neo-tiki attire will have to seek out rum rations ready for mixing into hearty grogs and rum punches.
Plus fours are entirely optional at this golf paradise. Head for The Headrow where Junkyard Golf is bringing you three courses of 9-hole crazy golf alongside solo cup cocktails, cherry Lambrini and fairground food. They're rolling out their V-Day special this month so get ready for their loopy take on the day of love with all proceeds going to charity.
If you thought the bingo craze couldn't get any better, the UK's first purpose-built venue has arrived in Aldgate. Dabbers will be paying homage to the beautiful game with bottomless brunches, bonanzas and the chance to win some seriously swish prizes. Add to that some of the most outrageous and exuberant hosts in the biz and you've got yourself optimum dabbing conditions.
If you're into your revenge thrillers, you'll probably want to watch new film Cold Pursuit, which features the likes of Liam Neeson and Laura Dern. If you're a fan of Neeson's performances in Taken and The Commuter, then this is probably going to be up your street, too. But we won't lie: for revenge thriller, some parts of this film are a little more bonkers and outrageous than expected, but if anything, that just makes for a good chuckle in the cinema.
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