Autumn Activities for All the Family

With the autumn half term on the horizon, and plenty of crisp weekends approaching as the seasons start to change, it’s time to start thinking about activities that don’t involve shorts, sunglasses and the seaside and focus activities that involve a bit of welly so get packing raincoats and start taking in the refreshing wintery air.

If you’re stuck for inspiration as to how you can entertain the whole family this autumn, look no further, as there are some great events going on around the country:

Activities don’t have to be costly, why not try some of the following:

Family Walks

autumnGet the car packed up and ready to go with your walking gear – There are hundreds of walks, so get your hard wearing boots, rain coats, winter warmer picnic with thermos and whatever you do, don’t forget your umbrella. Feeling adventurous? Then head to the Peak District national park, (also known as the ‘walking district’), and Lake District with plenty of peaks to climb and lakes to admire!



Want to take a more leisurely trip? Then board a big red bus in London and go sightseeing! If London is too far away, there are similar tourist trips around cities such as York, Manchester and Bristol. Don’t forget that Halloween is coming up, and there are plenty of ghost walks and haunted houses to experience too.


Visit the beautiful city of Cambridge and board a boat down the River Cam – Venice style. There are plenty of local attraction that will have luscious lakes and rippling rivers for you to glide down. Take a blanket, thermos and relax whilst taking in the wondrous wilderness and witness what makes autumn a spectacular time of year.

Pumpkin Carving

This is one that the whole family can get involved in – the kids especially. With Halloween on the horizon, all the ghastly ghouls and wicked witches are getting ready to prowl the streets in search of all kinds of goodies and reaping their revenge on those who are unobliging by playing various tricks. There are all kinds of places offering carving classes, or you could just wing it in your own kitchen!


Just because the summer has gone doesn’t mean you can’t go away. Campsites are popular throughout the year and some even have great deals on sites for families around half term. Get out into the great outdoors, spend some time together, cook some bacon sarnies on a camping stove and make sure you pack the waterproofs!

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  1. October 20, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    Some great ideas – I love getting out in the Autumn, you can’t beat putting on a big jumper and heading off to explore the fallen leaves and conkers!
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