PANCAKE DAY

The Flippin’ Good Fun Pancake Race is set to get heated in Greenwich Market with a pre-Lent event on Saturday 10 February, and a race on Shrove Tuesday itself (13 February).

There are medals to be won and plenty of pancakes up for grabs from the traders at Greenwich Market. You can turn up on the day and enter the race as a team or on your own. Pancakes and pans are provided.

Starts from noon on both dates.

Fancy dress is optional and donations to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.  Teams please register at anna@grenhosp.org.uk. www.greenwichmarket.london

EARLY BIRDS

Search Eltham Palace for Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of history in one day. There is an Early Man Mini Model Making Kit for successful adventurers. February 11-18 from 10am-4pm. Admission: Eltham Palace, Court Yard, SE9 5QE.

 

SWING ON COMMAND

It’s a mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, ‘50s jump jazz and more at Swing Commanders.

February 11 (2:30pm matinee and 7:30pm) at the Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road, SE9 5TG.

CRAZY IN LOVE

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day date, literally off the beaten track, Woodlands Farm is holding Crazy about Cows where lovers can follow the cow trail around the farm, and make a chocolate cow poo Valentine’s treat to take home.  February 14 from 1pm-3pm. Admission: £2.50.  No need to book. Woodlands Farm, 331 Shooters Hill, Welling, Kent DA16 3RP.

 

STAR-CROSSED LOVERS

The Royal Astronomy Museum is hosting a star-studded Valentine’s Evening. As part of the romantic themed planetarium show, there’s a chance to look at the moon through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope, and meander in the Meridian courtyard with a glass of bubbles, standing on the Prime Meridian of the world.

A chance to visit the Observatory after hours, and chat to astronomers about anything from the life cycles of stars, to the collisions between galaxies.

Romantic stargazing sessions include glasses of bubbly, and a classic red rose for each couple attending.

The February 14 session is sold out (worth checking for cancellations though). Tickets are still available for February 9 from 5:25pm-7:25pm, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 6:45pm-8:50pm, and 6.50pm-8:50pm. Admission: £40 adult/£34 concessions and members. www.rmg.co.uk

 

TEA TIME

Dance the afternoon away at Borough Hall with live music from the Cosmopolitans and guest singers. The Tea Dance, which features music for ballroom, Latin, jive, and sequence dancing, is on February 10 from 4pm. Admission: £7(includes tea and a slice of cake). Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 8RE