5 Reasons to Get Excited for Autumn!

What do you think of when you think of Autumn? Pumpkin picking? Leaves falling? Watching fireworks under a starry night’s sky? The 23rd of September marks the official beginning of Autumn, and whatever your favourite part of it is, take a look at the fun and interesting activities we’ve compiled for all ages through this beautiful season!

#1 The nature is fascinating to watch

If you like watching the magnificent deer through a pair of binoculars then this is the time to do it – It’s this time of year where stags are developing their antlers and start to compete with other males through the mating season. Definitely one for the nature lovers!

It’s this time of year where you’ll look over head and see flocks of birds flying to either leave the country or make a return. Birds such as swallows, swifts and cuckoos can be seen leaving our country in search of warmer climates throughout Autumn and Winter. The pink-footed goose, however, will usually fly over from the Arctic to escape the harsher winter.

#2 Lots of nuts and fruits are appearing!

You may have noticed the sudden rise in blackberries growing in bushes recently, September is the best month for picking blackberries and making the super-easy and very yummy dessert of apple and blackberry crumble! Gather up the kids and get them to each bring a plastic tub to see who can fill theirs the quickest!

Ever fancied roasting chestnuts on a fire? Well with Autumn just around the corner this means that chestnuts will be making a re-appearance! Gathering up sweet chestnuts is fun for the kids too, make sure they wear gloves and bring a tub or a bag to avoid the spines on the outside. Also, ensure you are picking sweet chestnuts if you plan to roast them, these are the ones with the outer casing covered in furry spikes that usually contain 4 smaller chestnuts. The other kind are the ones that contain conkers which can be very poisonous.

#3 Spot the new surroundings!

This is especially good if you’re trying to keep the kids entertained while you’re on a long, Autumnal walk.

Conkers

A classic game for the kids to play is Conkers! Even getting them to spot these interesting nuts is a good way to make kids aware of all the different things that grow in Autumn, and maybe something to turn into an arty Autumn project!

Falling leaves

We all love seeing the beautiful range of colourful leaves that have started falling on the ground. See how many different colours the kids can spot, you could even get them to keep some to take home and turn their findings into an arty leaf picture!

Fungi

Already seen popping up in woodland areas and country parks – see how many different variations of these strange fungi the kids can spot. Just be careful as most varieties can be poisonous!

#4 Spectacular views

Due to the lower temperatures through the night, the early morning risers can usually admire a stunning, misty morning across country sides.

Although the sun will start to set earlier, the sunsets during Autumn tend to look very exquisite as you start to wind down for the evening.

Amazing starry nights can be seen on a clear, crisp night just as you head to bed.

#5 Spook-tacular events!

The one thing little ones might get the most excited about in Autumn is Halloween! Aside from the costume-wearing and the Trick or Treating, it’s a great chance to go to a pumpkin patch to pick your very own pumpkins. This makes a great experience for the kids to learn about where they come from and how they grow, you’ve then got a fresh pumpkin to test out your artistic skills and the seeds for next year so you can grow your own!

And of course, Guy Fawkes night is widely celebrated in this country. This is usually where we dress up warm and maybe go to a fun fair to enjoy some hot drinks, munch on a toffee apple and enjoy the firework displays.

What’s your favourite part of Autumn? Let us know on our Facebook page!

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Morning mist – Photo by Wojciech Święch on Unsplash