July is a great time of the year in the UK – it’s usually one of the only months where we see the sun and it’s warm enough to do things outside!
So, here are 10 things to do this month as chosen by Tanith and Ben.
Date: 1st July 2022
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Step into Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse at the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter as they unveil their latest immersive exhibit on the tour.
The new section transports visitors to a recreation of the set first seen in the Chamber of Secrets and is of course, a must-see for Harry Potter fans.
Unfortunately we were a little early for this one, but you can read all about our visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in our blog article.
Date: 8th – 10th July 2022
Location: Finsbury Park, London
This three-day festival is a celebration of hip hop, grime and R&B music, representing artists from the UK and the USA. The festival is the product of blending both of these music scenes.
The Wireless Festival has a reputation of providing new talent with a platform to showcase their music to the world. Alongside this, established world-class artists are also commonplace at this Festival.
Wireless is a non-camping festival.
Date: 13th – 24th July 2022
Location: Oast House, Manchester
The Oast House is bringing a touch of bright orange Italian sunshine to Manchester this July by teaming up with Aperol Spritz.
An Italian-style piazza will feature at the Oast House in Spinningfields, allowing the people of Manchester to bag their very own slice of summer in the Mediterranean without the (likely cancelled / delayed) flight to Europe!
The piazza will feature orange trees, swing seats, and art deco streetlights, and even an orange iconic Fiat 500 – enough zest to brighten up your day and your Instagram feed.
Date: 8th – 10th July 2022
Location: Tatton Hall, Knutsford
Pop up bars, street food, chef’s theatre, a live music stage and much more! The annual foodies festival makes it way to the picturesque Tudor Hall of Tatton Park in Cheshire between 8th and 10th of July.
There will be a huge range of food and drink from local sources, as well as entertainment from live music acts including East-17 (on the 8th), Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from Blue (on the 9th), and Toploader – who round off the festival on Sunday 10th.
There will also be a host of Michelin-starred and top local chefs in attendance. Dogs are welcome at the event (short leashed) and the best part, you might even bump into us reviewing the festival on the Saturday!
Date: 22nd – 23rd July 2022
Location: Depot Mayfield, Manchester
2022 sees the return of the Manchester Craft Beer Festival after its sell-out event in 2021. It promises to be another jam packed weekend of beer, food, music and much more.
So, what can you expect from the festival?
Awesome beers from the best breweries from Manchester and the surrounding area. There will be amazing food from Manchester’s independent eateries and local chefs, and a whole bunch of live music.
What’s not to like?
Date: 9th – 10th July 2022
Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucester
The riverside medieval market town of Tewkesbury in the Cotswolds seems like the perfect location to hold a medieval festival. This is one that we would love to attend but alas, we can’t this year.
This event has been running annually since 1984 and is the largest of its kind in Europe (wow). The event attracts over 2000 re-enactors and traders from all over the Europe and many of those choose to live in full medieval garb for the whole weekend.
They cook over open fires, fettle their armour ready for battle, whittle trinkets, and do a myriad of other medieval-related activities things.
It sounds like real fun – do let us know if you’re going.
Date: 18th – 21st July 2022
Location: Llanelwedd, Powys
After a three year absence, The Royal Welsh Show returns for an action packed four days of livestock and horse competitions. Entrants travel from all over to compete at his event and the organisers say that there is something for everyone to enjoy here.
There are huge range of activities on offer, including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink, and more. Plus, with over 1000 stalls and trade stands, you can pick up everything from a tractor to a brownie.
All packed into four 12-hour days.
Date: 18th – 21st July 2022
Location: Various, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Jazz Festival began in 1978 – established by banjo-player and guitarist, Mike Hart. Hart’s original focus was on traditional jazz and a host of events taking place for free admission in local pubs across the city.
From the beginning, the artistic policy of the festival has been to concentrate on musical excellence and to celebrate spontaneous creativity and music making in the city of Edinburgh and beyond.
This ethos have been developed throughout the years with the production of a wide range of new music, the establishment of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra, and a commitment to supporting Scottish musicians.
Today, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival has extended its reach globally, showcasing world class international talent.
Date: 26th – 30th July 2022
Location: Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester
One of the highlights of the British flat horse racing calendar, Goodwood Festival is affectionately referred to as ‘glorious’ Goodwood. With five days of exciting horseracing action in amongst stunning backdrop of beautiful Sussex countryside.
It’s a great excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a flutter on a race or two. Another one that we definitely would love to be attending this year!
Date: 16th – 17th July 2022
Location: Brockwell Park, Lambeth
The Lambeth Country Show is attracts about 180,000 people every year and best of all, it is free!
It takes place annually in Brockwell Park in Lambeth, London.
There are many events at the Country Show that include horse riding displays, displays of birds of prey, animal shows, and live musical performances.
One of the main attractions is the “vegetable animal” competition where local people compete to create strange and wonderful creatures out of vegetables. Other attractions include sheep shearing, a scarecrow competition and jousting.
Thanks for reading our recommendations for July – head over to the next month (August) to see what’s coming up.