10 Fun Activities to do this Autumn
The leaves are falling in an array of autumnal tones, Halloween is just around the corner and half term is almost here. If you are looking for some inspiration or some fun activities to take part in this season, we are here to help!
Explore the great outdoors on a nature walk
The world is a beautiful place, particularly when the seasons start to change. Autumn is one of our favourite seasons because it means we can pop on our walking boots and Macaroni jumpers and go out and explore. There are tons (and we really mean TONS) of great parks and forests to visit up and down the UK all with their unique foliage, weather, and walks.
Bake or cook together
As Christmas creeps up on us, so does the appetite for delicious treats. Baking or cooking together is a great way to educate children about the importance of cooking and avoid the dreaded beans on toast university student life later down the road. Why not try making desserts, snacks, and wholesome wintery meals such as casseroles together?
Pumpkin picking and carving
It is officially Halloween season which means it is Pumpkin time. Why not visit your local pumpkin patch (your local farm shop is likely to have one), pick out a pumpkin and get your children or grandkids to draw out their chosen design, then a responsible adult can carve their designs into the pumpkin. It makes for an excellent spooky addition to the household!
Make autumnal art together
As the leaves fall, pinecones, conkers and more, why not make some foliage art! It is a great way to use those leaves that are piling up in the garden, as well as create memories and art!
Knit a scarf
Knitting is making a comeback, why not make yourself something that you can cherish. You can share this skill with your children or grandchildren. Making a scarf is the easiest way to introduce yourself into the wonderful world of knitting, there are so many colours of wool to choose from, stitches to try and styles to knit.
See the Hunter’s Moon
The Hunter’s Moon is the first full moon after the Harvest Moon, the Hunter’s Moon normally occurs between October and November. It really is a beautiful sight to see! In the time of folklore, it would be the last time Father and Son would hunt until the spring, larders would be filled, and fires would start to be stoked.
Whether it is in your own back yard or glamping at some luxury resort, camping is a stereotypical autumn activity. Knowing how to set up a tent is a skill we would all like to tick off the list and what better way to do it than to get the kids involved, you can build the tent together, make delicious campfire snacks like our Marvellous Marshmallows and do the next thing on our list! Just make sure you have plenty of warm clothes, sleeping bags and bedding so you’re nice and cosy!
Autumn is the best time to get out in the evenings and stargaze – whether that is relaxing in the garden on a deck chair, wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate or walking the dog. This time of year’s perfect for stargazing as it gets darker earlier, therefore, you don’t need to stay up late to get a great view, plus, the weather isn’t too cold that you’re desperately wanting to return to the comfort of the indoors. If you’re lucky, on a clear night you may even be able to see some constellations!
Visit a country pub and enjoy a country walk
Nothing is better than visiting your local country pub, or taking a day trip and exploring somewhere new with friends and family. Make a day of it, why not find a fantastic place to walk ( we recommend the Cotswolds, but we might be bias) and discover what the UK has to offer, there is a host of diverse wildlife and foliage to explore. Once you have done your adventuring, treat yourself to a delicious meal and beverage at a country pub, we promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Get the gardening gloves out
Autumn is the ideal time to get the trowel out start thinking about the garden and what is to come in the following months. This is a great activity to do with the kids and get them learning the importance of sustainable living habits such as growing your own vegetables.
Seeds that can be sown in autumn include sweet peas, strawberries, garlic, onion, pak choi, spinach and more.
What do you like to do in the Autumn?