Autumn is just around the corner and like many Autumn lovers I just can’t wait! After the heatwave that we have had this Summer with feeling too hot, unable to sleep because it’s been too hot, avoiding going outside as it’s been too hot and feeling fed up because it’s TOO HOT!! I am looking forward to the cooler, sweater wearing weather of Autumn. Autumn is by far my favourite season with the leaves turning pretty colours, cosy clothes and boots to wear and all the warm comforting foods to eat. There is also plenty of things to see and do in Autumn before Winter sets in; visit local parks and see the changes of the leaves, animals getting ready to migrate or hibernate and Halloween parties.
If you are looking for things to do with your friends, other half or your children this season here are 20 things to do in Autumn to keep you busy.
Go to a Pumpkin Patch – There are quite a few Pumpkin Patches in the UK, not only can you pick up your pumpkin from there but there are things like mazes, hayrides and hay bales perfect for those IG pics. I have always wanted to go to a Pumpkin Patch but I think the nearest one to us is in Stirling which is still over a 2hr drive away.
Have an Autumn picnic – fill flasks with soup, hot chocolate and tea/coffee, take a few sandwiches or sausage rolls and some mini pumpkin pies.
Host a Halloween party – decorate your house, make some spooky snacks (Marshmallow Monster Eyeballs, anyone?), have a Halloween playlist ready and invite some friends round.
DIY an Autumn craft – Loads of ideas on Pinterest or how about a Boo Wall Hanging?
Toast marshmallows on an open fire or make S’mores – either at a camp fire or fire pit in your garden.
Pies – Autumn is pie making season, decision is which filling to make. A savoury filling like Steak or Chicken and Leek or sweet like Pumpkin or Apple?
Go on a ghost walk – most towns and cities have organised Ghost Walks. You might discover things about where you live that you never even knew about.
Have a Halloween Movie Night – There are loads of scary and not so scary Halloween films out there, dim the lights and grab your popcorn.
Carve a pumpkin – or even have a Pumpkin Carving Party. Roast the pumpkin seeds afterwards for a tasty snack.
A walk in the woods – Lots of pretty colours with the leaves to be seen there. Remember and wrap up warm.
Decorate your house for Halloween – whether you are having a Halloween party or not a few Halloween decorations will make your home more Festive. You can pick ones up cheaply in places like Poundland, Home Bargains, etc.
Go to your local organised Bonfire Night – sparklers and hot dogs are optional.
Burn some candles – It’s time to take out or buy Autumn scented candles. Anything with cinnamon, apple or pumpkin and you are good to go.
Have an Autumn Scavenger Hunt – Make a list and try and find different coloured leaves, conkers, pinecones, acorns, etc.
Fly kites – with the weather getting windier why not fly some kites? On a hill or down at the beach where you have plenty of room to run.
Autumn calls for warming foods – make stews, chillis, sausages & mash and soups.
Have an Autumnal photo shoot – dress up all cosy and take pics surrounded by the golden colours of Autumn.
Drink your body weight in Hot Chocolate – either pick some up at a coffee shop or make your own at home. Add marshmallows, squirty cream, cinnamon sticks, sprinkles, etc to make it look pretty too.
Buy things to donate to your local food bank – give something back this season by donating food. Check to see what your local food bank needs and donate things that they are short of.