Our Top 10 Picks for July

Kathryn Wheeler
By Kathryn Wheeler,
updated on Jun 18, 2019

Our Top 10 Picks for July

Slide into summer with our recommendations for July. Listen to the podcast getting honest about the big questions, have a giggle over life’s quirks with an online comic, and set course for a festival that’s out of this world

1. Page-turners

Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body by Dianne Bondy
A beautifully visual book that proves anyone can benefit from yoga. Working its way through different poses, and showing how they can be modified for any type of body, Yoga for Everyone opens the door for people of any age, size or ability to get involved. Dorling Kindersley Ltd, £12.99

2. Get going

Dog Jog
Running is better with a friend, especially when that friend has four legs and enough enthusiasm to get you through that last kilometre. Taking place from June to October at locations across the UK, Dog Jog is a 5K challenge where you and your furry friend get together to raise money for a good cause, which is sure to set some tails wagging. Find a Dog Jog near you at

3. Treat yourself


Morgan Jost Candles
Take a moment for yourself with these natural oil, paraben-free, soy wax candles, hand poured in Henley-on-Thames. Coming in a range of soothing scents, 50% of their profits are donated to Mind, and every part of the packaging – from label to lid – is recyclable. £18, Visit for more information

4. Out and about

World Snail Racing Championships
Hold on to your seats for the annual World Snail Racing Championships in Congham, Norfolk. In a nail-biting race, the snails make their way across 13 inches to be crowned the winner. The world record was set in 1995 by a snail called Archie, who did it in 2 minutes. But will this be the year his reign is toppled? 20 July, find out more at

5. Tech tip-offs

One You Couch to 5K
If you want to improve your fitness levels, this tried and tested app from Public Health England could be a great first step. The app builds you up over nine weeks with step-by-step instructions that mix up running and walking until you’re able to fly through a 5K. Available for FREE from the App Store and Google Play

6. Square eyes

The Lion King
Featuring a star cast – including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, and John Oliver – and released 25 years after the original Disney film, get ready for the live-action remake of the story of a young lion prince and his journey back to his pride. In cinemas 19 July

two women sitting on log

7.The conversation

International Day of Friendship
Through difficult times, friends are often the force that holds everything together. International Day of Friendship is a time to recognise the relationships, bonds of trust, and love that flourishes throughout our lifetimes. 30 July, head to for more information on the day and how you can celebrate

8. Lend us your ears

Radio 1’s ‘Life Hacks’
Hosted by broadcaster Katie Thistleton, and medical doctor Dr Radha Modgil, this podcast comes with an honest chat about the topics you’re scared to ask about. From childhood grief, to burnout and harassment in the workplace, ‘Life Hacks’ tackles the big things in a safe, friendly, non-shaming way. Available on the BBC Sounds app

9.Put on a show

Bluedot Festival
Be transported to another world at this space-themed festival that offers a packed programme of scientific experiments, alongside talks, immersive art, and live music. Set at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, celebrate the wonders of the universe and the way it can be captured in art.18–21 July. Buy tickets at

10. Plugged-in

Strange Planet
Read the adorable digital comic that features aliens working their way through the quirks of human life in a hilariously literal and tender way. From the strange ceremony of meetings, to the unique relationship we have with our neighbours, these simple comments will have you looking at everyday rituals in a whole new light. Follow @nathanwpylestrangeplanet on Instagram

Join 100,000+ subscribers

Stay in the loop with everything Happiful

We care about your data, read our privacy policy
Our Vision

We’re on a mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society.