There’s a chill in the air, conkers on the ground and leaves slowly changing to gorgeous shades of orange and red on the trees.
I think it’s safe to say that autumn has well and truly arrived.
Don’t let that keep you and your family cooped up inside though. This time of year is great for getting out and about, but if you’re stuck for inspiration then try some of these ideas for outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy this autumn.
Head to the coast
I absolutely love visiting the beach all year round. It really doesn’t have to just be something you do in the warm summer months.
Just wrap everyone up warm and head down to the coast for a bracing walk in the sea air.
If you put wellies on then you can all still have fun splashing in the water. You can build sandcastles and dig big holes to keep warm. Or grab some shells and stones and try your hand at skimming them.
Then find a good fish and chip shop nearby to warm yourselves up again afterwards!
Try a new sport
Tennis is a great option to try this time of year. In the summer Wimbledon fever tends to take over and the local tennis courts get pretty busy. By autumn though the effect wears off a bit so there should be plenty of availability to give it a go.
Golf is also worth a try as a family. It’s a great way to get out in the fresh air and there are various options depending on skill levels.
You can keep it really fun by hitting a crazy golf course, or you can really go for it and join a local club. If you want to take it seriously you’ll need to look into getting some clubs and it might be worth taking a look at the Callaway golf clothing available online to kit you and your family out in the right gear.
Go on a nature trail in the woods
We absolutely love going for walks in our local woods.
Most of the time we just wander round, exploring different routes and finding interesting landmarks from when there used to be coalmines in the area.
What you can do though is make a list before you go out of things to look out for and find. Things like acorns, conkers, and different coloured leaves. Or you could take a look and see if there are any special trails you could visit. I’ve heard about Gruffalo trails in a few different woodland areas that look like so much fun!
In other words, go out and pick some of the yummy blackberries that are everywhere this time of year.
You can go to an established blackberry farm if you want to, where you can pick blackberries and other fruits and pick up some other bits from the farm shop while you’re there. Or you can go the DIY route and just go out for a walk in the countryside with a tupperware pot and collect what you can.
Then head back home a cook up a delicious blackberry crumble.
Hopefully this has given you a few ideas for ways to get out and keep enjoying the great outdoors with your family this autumn.
What are your favourite things to do outside at this time of year?
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