It’s getting chillier outside, which means it’s time to put on your jumpers in the morning, take them off by midday, and put them back on in the evening. Autumn has a confusing weather spectrum about it, and therefore we’re constantly checking weather forecasts and keeping ourselves cooped up at home. Yet, we should be trying to get out and about, right? especially as a family. But what can we do that’s specifically good for this time of year? Here’s a few ideas.
Try a Halloween Themed Day Out
There’s a lot of spooky seasonal festivals to try out these days, so make sure you look out for any family themed ones. These are usually held at stately homes or castles, which makes a great day out for the kids, as they can explore old ruins and get their inner knights to come out and play fight; it’s a lot of fun for the adults too! If you have a national trust pass, I’m sure you’ll already know about this. I want to go on an Autumn walk in the park again or to visit a pumpkin patch.
If there’s a place with a big garden, you can guarantee there’s going to be a maze activity for you all to get lost in. Similarly, you’ll probably be able to interact with fairies, gnomes, and goblins around the trail, and have a picnic in the woods just to round off the day. Sound magical? It absolutely will be the experience of a childhood! If you look on Facebook, quite often you’ll find upcoming events that you can write on the calendar.
When the kids have gone to bed, you can always stick a good thriller on if you like the adrenaline rush. However, nothing beats the magic of childhood imagination and how it forms us as adults, right? I’m not really a lover of horror films but I do love snuggling up on the sofa with my other half & watching a film together.
Physical Activities to Get Stuck Into
Because it’s cold outside, you’re going to want to get your winter boots on or maybe even your running shoes? Just going for a quick jog can warm you up or maybe just a walk around the town will do it for you, either way, try and make it fun! Remember the days of PE out in the drizzly weather, as much as we hated getting soaking wet first thing in the morning, it was quite fun at the end of the day. Why not let your own children experience this too? I’m awful for saying ‘ah we can’t go out, it’s raining’ well actually you can, grab a coat & some wellington boots and head outside in the rain.
Look out for a greater range of physical activities if you get tired of playing football in the local park. If you’re looking for some fun family activities, pick up some brochures from the supermarket or simply just google it. You never know, a new family activity centre could have opened nearby and it could even be the start of a new hobby.
There’s plenty to do when you’re a creative bunch! Try out some new family exercises, or go for hot chocolates whilst you walk around the park, finding the conkers on the ground; it’s an age old tradition that everyone finds fun. If this isn’t for you, a cosy blanket session in front of an old movie does the trick! I love an autumn walk and I am so excited to take Alyssia out for a walk in the park.
What are you all up to this Autumn?
*this is a collaborative post.