5 things to enjoy at Painshill in February

February things to do

Hello February – the most romantic month of the year. Full of new life and new hope.

With engagement season in full swing and Valentine’s Day on the 14th this is the month where love is in the air.

Whether you are in a couple or just in love with the landscape, here’s five ways you can enjoy Painshill this month.

1. Enjoy a romantic walk

With glorious views and enchanting follies Painshill is a natural place for romance. Many people have been known to choose a walk around the grounds as the perfect first date or to pop the question in the Crystal Grotto or the Gothic Temple. The lake views were used in Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton as the setting for the Duke and Duchess of Hastings to promenade and fall in love.

Bring your loved one along for a walk or make a day more special by booking a couples photography shoot.

2. Spot signs of spring

February is when we start to see some lovely signs of spring. Little green buds that started in January become snowdrops and the shoots of daffodils start to emerge. We also have our first families around the lake, normally led by the Egyptian Goose.

3. Join us for Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea

For a special Valentine’s Day this year why not dine in our award-winning Crystal Grotto. This exclusive one-day event is a truly unique experience. Indulge in homemade scones and a glass of Painshill wine whilst enjoying the sparkling romance of the setting.

4. Enjoy the landscape for longer

February can often be a month of bright days. They might be cold on occasion but you can start to feel now that the sun is up for longer. From Fri 10 Feb, we change our opening times to 10am – 5pm to take advantage of the lengthening of the sunlight.

Swans on lake in winter

5. Bring the family this February half-term  

This February half-term enjoy a day out that is fun for all the family. Head out around our accessible route, perfect for those with buggies, and see if you can spot birds, green shoots, blossom buds and spring flowers.

This year we have a family trail full of amazing facts. Little ones can discover how plants draw up water, how boats float and how rainbows are formed. Pick up a map in the Visitor Centre to follow the trail route and explore the landscape.