Autumn Activities & Days Out
Don't let the most beautiful season of the year pass you by - your little ones will love these quirky activities and days out for after school or at the weekend!
Forget the iPads and TV shows, nothing gets you in the spirit of autumn like collecting conkers! Do you remember we even used to sing about it in assembly - it’s a grand old tradition! There’ll be no tired tantrums from the kids on the way home from school if you make a fun game of collecting conkers! And a little
life hack for all you with spider fears – placing conkers around the house keeps the spiders away, it’s best to pop them on the window cill or by the door.
Autumnal Arts & Crafts
For arty little kids autumn is the perfect time of year! When we think of autumn we think of pretty, hazy hues of yellow, orange and green. Take your little one for a walk or simply in the back garden and collect some pretty autumn leaves to make cool things with as a fun after school activity. From sun catchers to classic finger painting, your budding artist will love to get creative with real bits and bobs that they’ve collected!
Check out our Pinterest board on autumn arts and crafts here.
We know that whenever a family walk is suggested for a day out, you’re likely to get a few moans from the kids. Make your autumn walks exciting for the kids by venturing on a Gruffalo Trail! There are 26 Gruffalo Trails across the UK, where you download the ‘Gruffalo Spotter’ app and follow clues along the interactive trail, tracking down signs of the characters from The Gruffalo. When you spot the markers point your phone's camera at them, using the app to bring the characters to life so that you can take pictures with them! Think of it like a Gruffalo version of Pokémon Go!
Afternoon Tea / Family Meal
A good autumn day out or day in idea is a spot of afternoon tea – pinkies out. Why not see what deals are on at cafés or restaurants near you for afternoon tea? Or a lovely idea is to get your little helper to help whip up some cupcakes, put a pot of tea on and invite Grandma and Grandad round. This keeps the cost low and makes it that little bit more special. If Granny and Grandpa can't make it for afternoon tea or you've errands and housework to do in the day - why not organise a family meal out? You've done enough dishes to win a Guinness world record, so ease up on yourself and book somewhere nearby that's cheap and cheerful. Have a look to see what Kids Eat Free offers your Kids Pass will get you.
Get yourself on a day out to a theme park or zoo before everyone else! Most zoos and theme parks start their Halloween festivities mid-October, and Halloween at a theme park is the best way to spend Halloween! The kids will love getting dressed up and visiting a ‘spooky fest’ at their favourite theme park or zoo. These days out are perfect as there’s activities for all ages, from tots to teens, so you can rest assured everyone will be happy.