What's coming up in February

Events, special dates, films and books you and your family have to look forward to next month.

Special dates for the diary
Film and book releases
February events

Special dates for the diary

Tuesday February 13
Pancake Day

It's time to mess up the kitchen with flour and peel pancakes off the ceiling. To find out how to make the perfect pancakes and for inspirational filling ideas, click here.

Wednesday February 14
Valentine's Day

It can be easy to put your relationship on the back burner when you're busy raising children, so use this opportunity to take some time out to enjoy each other. If you can't escape the house, check out our Seven ways to spend date night at home.

Saturday February 17
Random Acts of Kindness Day

They say you can change the world one random act of kindness at a time. Leave the £1 coin in your trolley for the next person, help someone struggling with a pram or suitcase up the stairs, or simply smile at a stranger to help make their day. And it's not just random acts - it's important to remember to bring everyday kindness into the home, too. Read our article for thoughtful ways to do this.

Mid-late February

Yep, it's time to entertain the little monkeys again as they have a week off school. Half-term falls between Saturday February 10-Sunday February 18 or Saturday February 17-Sunday February 25, depending on where you live so be sure to check with your kids' school. If the weather's not playing ball (which, let's face it, it won't be), check out our Six ways to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day.

Film and book releases

Thursday February 8
(Book) Great Women who Made History

This inspirational book is the perfect gift for your little feminist in the making. Beautifully illustrated, the book takes the reader on an entertaining journey through the stories, accomplishments and adventures of brilliant women including Harriet Tubman and Mary Shelley.

Friday February 9
(Film) Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

A fun and lively animated adventure that follows Tad as he attempts to rescue his beloved Sara from a greedy millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace that turns everything to gold...

Monday February 12
(Film) Status Update

One for the tweens and teens of the household, a teenager who's new to a neighbourhood struggles to fit in - that is until he finds a magical app that makes all his social media updates come true... sounds dangerous!

Friday February 16
(Film) I, Tonya

Get your skates on to see Margot Robbie star in this portrayal of 90s Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, and the scandal that surrounded her and led to the end of her career. It's funny stuff!

Thursday February 22
(Book) Mummy Fairy and Me

The latest Sophie Kinsella book follows young Ella, whose mum can turn into a fairy whenever she shuts her eyes and says "marshmallow". She can do lots of magical things, but sometimes her spells can go wrong - and this is where Ella comes to the rescue. Now if only we had a wand to help tidy up the kids' bedrooms...

February events

Friday February 9-Saturday February 11
Coastival: The Light Fantastic in Yorkshire

Scarborough takes three days out to celebrate all things creative - from music, theatre and dance to film and art. With events happening on the streets, in bars and in the town's historic Grand Spa, there's something for the whole family. Keep an eye on the website for more information.

Monday February 12-Sunday February 18
Jorvik Viking Festival in York

Kids will love this festival that brings history to life through walks, tours, talks, parades and dramatic performances. You will see what Vikings wore, watch them go to battle and even feast with them. Expect a lot of noise during this week-long celebration of York's Norse heritage.

Friday February 16
Chinese New Year Parade, Manchester and London

Head to Chinatown in London or Manchester to be a part of the colour and noise that is the Chinese New Year. Welcoming in the year of the dog, look out for the always-spectacular Chinese dragons and gorgeous lanterns that makes this celebration so special.

Also don't miss on Supersavvyme next month...

Learn to love yourself as well as your partner this Valentine's Day, help your kids express themselves clearly and confidently, and check out our ideas to keep you and your kids busy on rainy days.

Do you know of any fab family events happening in February? Share your top tips in the comments below.