I don’t know about you but when autumn arrives I have a tendency to stay indoors and hibernate until March. This year I’m determined to go out more and enjoy the parts of autumn I don’t usually see while stuck inside. I’ve created this list of some fun, outdoor autumn activities that everyone can take part in and realise that just because it’s cold doesn’t mean we can’t all still go out and enjoy ourselves!
1.) Go Pumpkin Picking
Choosing a pumpkin in a shop is nothing compared to actually picking it yourself. It’s a great activity to do with family, friends and partners so go out and find that perfect pumpkin.
2.) Take a walk in the woods
Put on some boots, a coat and scarf and go out for a walk, taking in all the colours, kicking the leaves and getting in some good autumn air.
3.) Autumn/Halloween festivals
There are loads of autumn/Halloween festivals around! I’m going to one at Longleat next week and I’m so excited! They’ll be pumpkin carving, a spooky hedge maze, a haunted hour tour, fireworks and so many more activities to ensure a great day out.
4.) Take a drive down a country road
Put on some music, wind the window down (depending on the weather) and have a relaxing drive down a country road amongst the beautiful autumnal trees.
5.) Wrap up warm and have a BBQ
Barbecue’s aren’t necessarily only for summer. Wrap up, get some pretty lighting and enjoy a night time BBQ. You can stargaze and drink hot chocolate or hot apple cider feeling cosy and relaxed.
6.) Visit a haunted house
The first haunted house I ever went to I was about 8 or 9 and it scared me so much I sat in the corner and cried until another kid went and got my mum. Luckily I don’t do that anymore and I love haunted houses!
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8.) Shop for your autumn wardrobe
Who doesn’t enjoy shopping and stocking up on jumpers and scarfs?! Even if you don’t have the budget for it just wondering around shops, looking at the Halloween and Christmas displays is fun too.
9.) Go to a bonfire/firework display
In the UK the 5th of November is Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night and there are usually lots of displays that you can easily find happening. Every year my family and I go to our local showground to enjoy a night of entertainment, rides, candy floss, a massive bonfire and of course a spectacular firework display.
10.) Visit a National Trust or English Heritage Site
Some of my favourite memories have been spending the day at an old castle, house or lake with my family. I actually went to one in the summer with my mum and sister and fell in love with the place so much we enquired about using it as a wedding venue…even though I’m not engaged but they didn’t know that haha. They are really beautiful places and you can easily make a day out of it.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas for outdoor autumn activities to do with your friends and family. Let me know in the comments what some of your favourite outdoor activities are this season. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram and Twitter, I will be following everyone back.