Don’t you just love Autumn?

The cooler days are a great excuse to grab a hot chocolate, throw on some comfy knitwear and go for a fresh walk outside. The colour changing trees and orange toned landscapes, makes Autumn one of my favourite seasons.

Have you made your Autumn family bucket list yet?

Making blackberry crumble and going on nature walks is at the top of my list. If you’re stuck for things to do with your kids on these cooler days, check out our 5 Outdoor Activities To Do In Autumn:


1. Apple Or Pumpkin Picking

I love fruit picking. Do you too? Every summer we go strawberry picking and every September we search for blackberries in our local lanes, so we can go home and make baked goods with what we find. There is something so lovely about picking your own fruit and it’s a great activity to do with children. Autumn is the perfect time to head to your local orchard or pumpkin fields, to pick up some seasonal, delicious goods.

2. Make A Den In The Woods

A simple, but fun activity to do in Autumn, is finding sticks and making the biggest and best den. Why not take a picnic, to eat in the den when it’s built? We love going to the woods and making little houses. It’s a great activity for the kids and a fun way to make friends on a visit to your local woods.

3. Fly A Kite

Both younger and older children love flying kites. We first took our daughter kite flying at 18 months old and she really enjoyed holding the kite and running down the hill to make it fly. Find your nearest big hill and make the most of the windier, chillier days. If you don’t have a kite, why not make your own?

4. Camp In The Garden

Still pining after summer? Camping holidays and festivals might be over now, but you can still put up your tent in the garden and let your children enjoy a night under the stars. If you get chilly you can always move inside, or grab extra blankets. Don’t forget to make some delicious smores and boil the kettle for some warming hot chocolate.

5. Have A Leaf Fight

This is the perfect activity to do in Autumn, for all ages. Whether in the woods or in your garden, raking up leaves and having a leaf fight is so much fun. Plus all the colours look so beautiful as they’re flying through the air. It makes the perfect photo opp! If you don’t fancy yourself a leaf fight, then why not get your kids to collect some leaves and make some Autumn art? Check out our 3 Easy Toddler Autumn Crafts for some further inspiration.

If you are heading outside this Autumn, don’t forget to dress up warm and take your best, funkiest kids umbrellas, to make those unexpected, typical British rain showers, more fun!

If it is raining and your not sure what to do, we’ve also written 5 Outdoor Rainy Day Activities and 5 Things To Do Outdoors In Winter.

What do you think of our 5 Outdoor Activities To Do In Autumn? What do you love to do in Autumn? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. October 23, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I love Autumn, it’s my favourite time of year! We love to go blackberry picking too and we had loads of apples in our garden so I made apple pies and my husband made ginger and apple marmalade. Also Sloe gin which is totally gorgeous 🙂

  2. Nikki
    October 23, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Having a leaf fight is so much fun! Loving the ideas!

  3. October 23, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    We have been enjoying hunting for conkers and chestnuts. We have also amassed quite a leaf collection which we planned to use to create art but they are really just in a box on the floor of my kitchen! Autumn is a great month for family fun.

  4. October 24, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    We have done the pumpkin picking and the leaf fight. I like the idea of the kite though, it has been a long time since I got to fly a kite, I may have to purchase one for me… I mean the kids ha ha!

  5. October 24, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Great selection of ideas, except perhaps camping in the garden. It’s like…. 2 C where we are right now first thing in the morning! Brrr! 😀

  6. October 25, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Great inspiration – I need to have a leaf fight and maybe even get some pics – if the hubby gets behind the camera!! Just pinned this xx

  7. October 25, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Love these ideas, we haven’t been berry picking for years. We love getting wrapped up and going out for long dog walks too

  8. October 25, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    What a lovely selection of Autumnal activities. I used to love making dens when I was a kid 🙂
    We recently did a scavenger hunt in the woods and used our finds to create some Autumn crafts x

  9. October 25, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I love the idea of camping in the garden, these are such cool ideas even though i am not really an autumn fun lol

  10. October 25, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    We love getting outside in the Autumn. The beaches here in Cornwall are lovely and quiet so we try and make the most of them. We also have apple tree’s in our garden so the kids go off collecting them and we make lots of crumbles!

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