Summer might almost be over but that doesn’t mean you should stop having an incredible time. . .
Autumn comes with its own perks!
And now that my favorite season is almost here, I want to make the most of its juicy awesomeness, so here, I have created my very own Autumn bucket list — and of course you’re all welcome to come and join in with our fun.
Just here for the FREEBIE, no worries, go ahead and
Jump to it!
Go to a go to a pumpkin patch –
We managed to do this for the first time a couple of years ago and we had such an awesome family day out together that we’ve been doing it annually ever since. It has to be one of my favourite memories to date. So obviously we’re booked in again at the farm to grab ourselves some pumpkins this year!
And don’t forget, they’re not just for carving! Oh no no no, you can paint them, eat them, decorate them, turn them into soups, breads, muffins, cookies and more! Even the seeds can be used to plant next years pumpkins . . . they even make tasty roasted healthy treats!
Bake cookies –
There are plenty of dishes to be made in autumn, but nothing warms your belly like a batch of freshly baked cookies! You could even flavour them with freshly picked seasonal fruits like blackberries, apples and pumpkin!
Watch Hocus Pocus –
If you know, you know. It’s like the best autumn / kids Halloween film, ever! Perfect for a cosy night in…. and did you know – Hocus Pocus 2 is coming out later this year! I absolutely can not wait – you just know for a fact that we’ll be having a movie night with HP 1 & 2 with a serious amount of unhealthy snacks the day it’s released on Disney!
Go Conker Picking –
Go bonkers for conkers!
Conker season is almost upon us! It may sound lame, but trust me, heading out into the woods with the kids to find your winning Conker is like THE ultimate challenge, because you know you need the biggest and bestest conker to win.
Make a day of it, wrap up warm and take a trip to the forest.
Go grab a bag, varnish, a drill and a shoelace and get ready for a quality conker tournament – because you know you need to win and show the kids how it’s done 😉
Make Jam –
I’ve never made jam, myself. It lives on my bucket list but I’ve always wanted to make the tastiest kind of jam and hand it out as yummy gifts that look so sweet!
What a better time to do this than autumn — maybe this year I’ll tick that one off the list!
Jump in a pile of leaves –
Of course! It’s autumn! Need I say more?
Perfect activity for a day in the woods or walking around the forest lake.
Have or go to a bonfire –
Remember, remember the 5th November! Bonfire night is just the best, isn’t it? Sitting outside breathing that crisp, fresh air watching the fireworks illuminate the sky with a roaring fire keeping you warm, what’s not to love?
Oh my gosh it’s just the best. Make sure to take your flasks, fill them with hot tea or hot chocolate or even better, chuck a cheeky little hot toddy in there, why not!
Carve a pumpkin –
Obviously it’s on the list! It wouldn’t be autumn without a carved pumpkin or two.
It’s always good to give back and what better time than now. So far this year we have given six bags of toys and household items to a couple of our local charities, I also whipped up a few crochet ear cosies, woolly hats and chunky knit socks for a charity which helps younger children and we’re now stocking up our boxes for our local food banks…. Let’s Harvest!
Toast marshmallows on an open fire –
Aaaaaahhhh marshmallows, my ultimate fave! Amazing little fluffy things turning gooey in the fire, just simply delicious and brings back all those warm hygge memories!
Whether it’s at an event in the woods, camping in the field or a little fire pit in your own back garden, it’s a truly magical night to be had. You can even go crazy and make s’mores!
Dress up for Halloween –
A little bit of an obvious one, but ‘tis the season for dressing up in silly / scary costumes and obviously I love it! My favourite holiday of all time. You could even make your own costumes or throw a spooktacular party for your friends.
Make an Autumn wreath –
Bring a seasonal touch to your home. You don’t need much to fill an afternoon for crafts. Raid your cupboards and get creative with an autumn flare. You could even collect all natural fallen things of nature from the woods to make your own autumnal wreath.
Need a helping hand? Then check out my diy wreath idea here.
Make Apple Crumble –
A classic. Obviously! Easy to make and a great way to spend time with the kids. Pick your own apples and make a day of it. We love it so much we even planted our very own apple trees! You can find our family recipe here. Not a fan of apples? No worries, try blackberries or pumpkin or maybe even rhubarb for a season crumble twist!
Watch a scary movie –
It is the scariest time of the year after all. Boo!
Check out this list of kid friendly spooktacular films to enjoy this October.
and if that’s not enough autumn inspo for ya, then grab yourselves my FREE autumn bucket list here and see how many you can tick off this season!
What would be on your autumn bucket list? Have you managed to tick any of these off yet?
Don’t forget to drop me a comment and let me know how you’re get on ticking off your own autumn bucket list!
nay nay x