Our Top 10 Picks for November

Tia Sinden
By Tia Sinden,
updated on Oct 15, 2019

Our Top 10 Picks for November

Welcome in winter with a new way to shop sustainably, get up close and personal with the nation’s favourite pets, and discover the secret to a good night’s sleep

1. Page-turners

The Art of Sleeping by Rob Hobson
If you lie awake wondering how to get a good night’s sleep, this could be the answer to all your problems. Written by nutritionist Rob Hobson, The Art of Sleeping explores the three pillars of a good night’s sleep: behaviour, environment, and diet (BED). Out 14 November, HarperCollins, £9.99

2. Out and about

Ally Pally’s Fireworks Festival
Enjoy foot-stomping live music, a taste of Bavaria at the German beer festival, and classic cult films in a stunning Victorian theatre, at London’s biggest fireworks festival. Wrap up warm and bring your earmuffs for the incredible firework display! 1–2 November. For more information on the festival, head to

white and brown bunny with a floppy ear

3.Put on a show

The National Pet Show
Meet the world’s best pets, watch spectacular animal action displays, and enjoy fascinating talks from animal experts at Birmingham NEC. From visiting the animal rescue barn, to meeting the dogs with jobs, it’s the purrrfect place to enjoy some animal company. 2–3 November. For more info and tickets visit

4. Plugged-in

Enjoy positive affirmations and words of encouragement from Littlearthlings. These cheerful illustrations are gentle reminders to be kind to yourself, and believe you can do it. You can even share them with a friend who might be feeling down, to let them know they are not alone. Follow @littlearthlings on Instagram

5. Tech Tip-Offs

AllTrails: Hike, Run & Cycle
Whether you prefer walking, cycling or running, spending time in the great outdoors can do wonders for your wellbeing. Explore more than 75,000 hiking, running and biking trails around the world, track your own routes, and save your favourites. Adventure is out there! Download from the App Store and Google Play, find out more at

6. Lend us your ears

‘Feel Better, Live More’ with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
GP, presenter and author, Rangan Chaterjee is on a mission to make health simpler. Each week he is joined by guests such as Matt Haig, Natasha Devon, and Emma Willis, who share their own health journeys to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. Visit for more, and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify

7. Square eyes

Frozen 2
The Disney musical that melted our hearts is back for a second instalment! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven set out on a quest to find the origin of Elsa’s powers, in an effort to save their kingdom. Frozen 2 is the perfect family favourite to get you in the mood for winter. In cinemas 22 November

man with stubble wearing a hat and smiling

8. The conversation

With more pressure on men than ever before, take time this month to highlight men’s mental health. Throughout November, Movember is the charity that’s challenging men to grow moustaches and raise funds for life-changing men’s health projects. But it’s not just for those with furry faces. From fun runs to local events, anyone can get involved to help end the stigma. November 2019, visit to find events near you

9.Get going

Night of Neon Manchester
Wear your brightest outfit and light up the night. Choose from the 5K and 10K routes, and raise money for the Christie Charity while you dance, walk or run your way around Salford Quays. Time to get glowing! 9 November, find out more at

10. Treat yourself

Sustainable shopping
Trying to be more eco-conscious can be hard, especially with the amount of waste packaging can bring when shopping. Wearth is a website that stocks eco-friendly and ethical products, making it easier for you to shop and live more consciously. Search products by values such as plastic-free, vegan-friendly, and sustainable materials. Visit to find out more

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