7 Things To Do This Month - July

Wow, it’s the month of July already. And where has the first half of 2017 gone? We don't have any birthdays to celebrate this month but the month of July was actually named after Julius Caesar as it was the month of his birth. However, we do celebrate our wedding anniversary.

July is also one of the months that has 31 days, so with plenty of days to fill this month here are 7 things to do, make, eat, read, listen to, enter and enjoy.

Where to go with the family ...

Do you like bouncing around? At Jump 360 in Hartlepool and other trampoline parks, you can literally bounce off the walls as the whole family gets some exercise and lets off steam come rain or shine this month.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

Where to go without kids ...

It wasn’t a date night with the hubby this month but lunch with the girls to celebrate a birthday that got us out of the house without the children. It was great at Gusto on Newcastle's Quayside. Sparkling wine and conversation flowed over a delicious two-course lunch.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

Where to eat with the kids ...

Have you been to The Stables at Beamish Hall in County Durham? Not only do they do a mean veggie roast, as well as traditional Sunday Lunch, but with great value half-portions for the kids and a brilliant adventure playground, it’s a winner for a family lunch on a Sunday.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

What to read ...

AniMalcolm is a new children's book by author David Baddiel. My Boys Club were asked to write a review of the book based on our very own honest opinions. The boys didn't really look very enamoured when I said we were going to read the book. But within the first chapter, very nearly the first page, they were not only laughing out loud but hooked. We didn't just read one chapter at a time but five or six.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

What to make ...

Summer arrived last month and with a bounty of strawberries from the garden we’ve come up with tasty recipes for them to last long into the autumn, or you could use them to top banana pancakes, which are made using just two ingredients.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

What to win ...

You have one week left to enter our giveaway to win one of 3 Pusheen Bundles which includes Pusheen & Stormy Baking Collection Set and Pusheen Happy Birthday Cupcake. Closing date to win one of the internet's best-loved characters is Friday 7 July 2017.

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

What to listen to on streaming service ...

Well there are plenty of songs about summer to choose from. The Boys of Summer (Don Henley), Long Hot Summer (The Style Council), Summertime, Summer Breeze, Summer in the City – you’re your pick! There’s almost too many to choose from. But for me this month its Cruel Summer as Bananarama – the original girl power band – reunite for a comeback tour later this year. I wonder why so many summer songs are sad songs?

 7 Things To Do This Month - July

What are you planning to do this month?

Deb x


  1. Love July-anniversary, birthday (mine!) then I am going to London and on my holidays (on the 30th but that counts)!