With Autumn officially beginning in just a few days, it’s the perfect time to plan some wonderful Autumnal activities!
The season comes along with so many opportunities for learning, development and family bonding. If you’re stuck for ideas, we’re here to help.
Let’s dive into 5 things to do with your little one this Autumn!
1. Head to the park
Spending time outdoors provides fantastic learning opportunities for your little one, all whilst being great for their (and your) well-being.
You can keep it simple and just go for a long walk or make it into an engaging activity.
This can include making art from dried leaves, collecting natural materials for crafts at home, bringing a printed guide to local wildlife or trying to spot as many birds and animals as possible and so much more!
Click here to find your local park.
2. At home fun
You don’t need to head outside to have an amazing time!
Spending quality time at home can be a great opportunity for bonding and learning through amazing activities.
From reading storybooks and making artwork (using the natural materials you collect at the park) to building forts and putting on amazing plays and shows. The possibilities are endless!
3. Outdoor Autumnal events
Autumn is full of amazing seasonal events! From Harvest Festivals, and Diwali workshops to Halloween fun, there’s something for every family.
These can provide great opportunities for bonding and learning.
These amazing events are typically organised by the National Trust, local groups and schools. Follow the links below to find events near you:
Click here for the National Trust location finder.
Click here for Autumnal Family events on Facebook.
4. Prepare for spring and support wildlife for winter
The start of autumn is the best time to prepare green spaces for winter!
It’s an ideal time to clear out your garden or balcony, make birdfeeders, set up bug hotels to support wildlife over winter and plant bulbs in time for early spring.
If you don’t have an outdoor space of your own, why not look for gardening community groups in the local area.
Autumnal gardening can help your little one develop a better appreciation for nature and an understanding of the different seasons.
Click here for a guide to planting bulbs for winter.
Click here for a guide to supporting wildlife for winter.
5. Visit a farm
Farms are amazing! They offer fantastic learning and bonding opportunities.
Autumn is the ideal time to visit fruit and veg farms – learning all about and collecting blackberries, pumpkins, squash, and other seasonal crops!
Perfect to lead into family cooking, pumpkin carving (and other crafts), autumnal decorating and so much more.
Click here for BBC Good Food Autumnal Family Recipes
Click here for Woodland Trust Autumnal Crafts