Autumn Family Fun: Activities Every Family Can Enjoy This Season
Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean that memory making has to stop. It’s true that during summer we have more time and more freedom thanks to the long days, the nice weather and the holidays we plan, but who says it can’t continue?
Autumn is a season full of change, beauty and fun! With lots to look forward as fall takes hold, we’ve put together a list of activities every family could do to embrace the season and each other.
When we think of planting, we envisage spring, but did you know that most spring flowers have to be planted now, at the beginning of autumn? Daffodils, tulips and crocuses – all our favourite spring flowers need time in the winter soil if we want to enjoy them next year. So, why not get the whole family involved? Whether it’s a trip to the garden centre for some plant bulbs or The Tree Center for some hardy shrubs and plants, you can make choosing and then planting a family tradition you can enjoy every single year.
- Head out on a nature walk
Don’t let the chilly weather stop you heading outdoors! As a child I loved nothing more then pulling on my wellies and big coat and heading out with my family for a long nature walk. You can head to a popular area and follow a trail or do a little research and head out somewhere new. Take photographs, kick through the leaves, see how many different types of birds you can spot and take note of what the local wildlife is up to. Not only is it a great way to spend time together but it gets the kids away from their screens and back in touch with nature and their curiosity. It’ll tire them out too!
In the summer, the idea of huge crowds at public attractions puts many of us off visiting places. So, now that the holidaymakers and the day trippers have headed home, why not take advantage of the quieter periods. Take a trip to the zoo, or the local museum or petting zoo. You’ll have a much better experience and probably get a better look at things without having to be jostled around by too many other visitors. Just make a note of the opening and closing times – as these often change after the summer season.
- Bake, bake and then bake some more
Summer is a time for light lunches and refreshing salads. So, now autumn is here it’s time to fill up on comfort food and all things warm and comforting. So, get the whole family involved. Whether you’re making a sweet family apple pie from the apples you’ve picked from the garden or you’re baking a new type of bread and the kids take turns kneading the dough, baking together is a wonderful pastime that your children will pass onto theirs. And you can eat everything too!