The days might be starting to get a little cooler, and the evenings a little shorter, but that doesn’t mean we all need to start hibernating.
Autumn is a great time of year to get out in the fresh air and enjoy all the beautiful colours that nature has on display.
If you’re not sure what to actually do outside at this time of year though, other than enjoy an autumnal walk in the park, then keep reading for 4 fun activities you can try. The best part is, these are all things you can do by yourself or in small groups so you don’t have to worry about how safe they are while we’re in the middle of this pandemic.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have a fair bit of experience, horse riding is a great, fun way to get out in the fresh air.
If you’ve never done it before and think it’s a hobby you’d like to really give a good go, then take a look to see what places there are local to you that offer horse riding lessons. If you’re not sure you want to commit to lessons then you might be able to find somewhere that does horse riding experiences so you can do it as more of a one-off.
Who knows, you might completely fall in love with all things horse-related and start dreaming of having your own stable and horses!
Stand up paddle boarding
If you love to spend time in the water in the summer months, then don’t let the change in seasons stop you from enjoying water-based activities.
Get yourself a wetsuit and you can happily carry on swimming, surfing and body-boarding into autumn.
If you fancy trying something different though, you can give stand up paddle boarding a go. More and more places are starting to offer lessons and it looks like so much fun, and a great way to spend time on the water without necessarily even getting wet!
Go on a photo walk
If you’re looking for something a bit more creative to do outside this autumn then grab your camera and take yourself out on a photo walk.
Autumn is a great time of year for this, with loads of seasonal elements to look out for and photograph.
If you’ve not done one before, a photo walk is just what it sounds like – going for a walk and taking photos along the way. You can take photos of anything interesting that catches your eye, or you can give yourself a theme to work to, like the colours of the rainbow.
Head out for a bike ride
This is a great idea for something you can do by yourself or with your family.
There are so many cycle routes popping up all over the country, so take a look and see if there’s a new place you can check out. And if you’re not all into bike riding then you can mix things up with scooters, skate boards and roller blades.
Just make sure that everyone has a well-fitting helmet to wear, and think about getting knee pads for young skaters.
Hopefully one (or more) of these ideas will get you excited to head outside this autumn, and possibly try something new.
What do you most like to do at this time of year?
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post