Whether it’s the arrival of the dainty white snow-drops in the gardens around us or Valentine romance on the horizon, we sense there’s a half-term looming! Look no further than our what’s on guide for some clever ideas to entertain the whole family this coming month.
Fife Music Festival
Celebrating its 40th year, the Fife Festival of Music continues until 7th February at various venues throughout Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Cupar. Founded in 1981, the festival is designed to support and develop music making in the region and features performances from schools, and community groups. You can see details of remaining events and concerts here.
St Andrews Farmers Market
The local farmer’s market provides visitors an opportunity to experience locally produced food and drink, chat to the makers and enjoy attractions like cookery demonstrations, local crafts and family entertainment. Taking place on Market Street in the centre of St Andrews between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 1st February, each one brings a variety of different stall holders and events.
Shark in the Park
The kids will love the re-creation of Nick Sharratt’s ‘Shark in the Park’ books live on Stage at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline on Sunday 2nd February. For more information or to book tickets take a look here.
Snowdrop Festival at Cambo Gardens
The annual snowdrop festival in February and early March is a key time to visit Cambo and enjoy the thousands of white blooms from the walled garden along the burn to the sea. Visitors can enjoy a walk in the gardens and snowdrop woods daily from 10am as Cambo Estate is transformed into a snowdrop wonderland, bursting with swathes of these delicate flowers, including rare blooms. On weekdays during the festival between 1.30pm and 2.00pm you can also join a whistle-stop tour which is free with your garden entry. Cambo Gardens also runs lots of special events during the half term including a Kids Snowdrop Camp on Wednesday 12th February, and a Herbarium crafts for kids session on Thursday 13th February. Click here for more information.
We have our own Valentines’ celebrations taking place at Rufflets. Surprise your loved one with a sparkling Afternoon Tea in our cosy library or drawing room, priced at £30 per person or an intimate dinner at our 2 AA Rosette restaurant – Seasons. Alternatively book a romantic overnight stay with our special Romantic Break.
Scotland’s Secret Bunker
One for the children or grandparents to enjoy together over the half term holidays. Scotland’s Secret Bunker is located about 6 miles from St Andrews and for 50 years was actually a secret! The relic that was left over from the cold war conflict, 100 feet underground with its entrance hidden in an unsuspecting farmhouse is RAF Troywood. It’s an “R3” style ROTOR bunker built by the RAF in 1953 in response to the threat of nuclear war with the USSR. Re-opens on 1st February!
Shrek the Musical
Kirkcaldy Youth Music Theatre proudly presents Shrek the Musical between 20th and 22nd February at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy. The whole family will enjoy the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film bringing all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage.
If you are planning a visit to St Andrews with the family and prefer the flexibility of your own self-catering accommodation, Rufflets offers a choice of three holiday lodges located within the hotel grounds with the facilities of our four star hotel on the doorstep. Be sure to explore our late deals.