It’s that time of year when I start to think about Autumn Day Activities.
Did anyone else used to sing the Autumn Days song at school (I think it’s actually a hymn!) You know the one…
“Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell.
Jetplanes meeting in the air to be refuelled.
All these thing I love so well
So I mustn’t forget
No, I mustn’t forget.
To say a great big
I mustn’t forget”
And all the kids would shout by the time they got to the last line…”And the taste of APPLE PIE!”
This song really reminds me of Autumn, when the weather is changing and it’s getting colder. You want to start wearing thick tights and woolly jumpers. Your winter coat, gloves and hat comes out for the morning commute or school run. You wonder if you’re allowed to put the heating on yet…
I’ve always loved this time of year. One of my earliest memories is walking down a tree lined path in a park in London and running in all the piles of crunchy leaves with my brother. I was with my nan and granddad but I don’t remember why or where exactly we were! I got married in November (on fireworks night), but sometimes wish we had done it in October purely for the gorgeous colours and theme we could have had.
I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of Halloween – we never did any Halloween activities when we were younger (I think probably because it wasn’t as big as it is now) and definitely weren’t allowed to go trick or treating. I’m in two minds as to whether I will do Halloween activities with Alfie, but I expect that he will do them at nursery so I may have no choice but to embrace it! There are lots of things going on locally that do look very fun, so I may give in and have a go.
So, with this in mind, I have started making a list of all the Autumn fun we can have this year. I expect the weather is not always going to be great, so I’ve been conscious to do a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.
Autumn Day Activities
- Wrap up warm and go for a walk in the woods
- Jumping in piles of crunchy leaves
- Go to a fireworks display
- Hunt for conkers and soak them in vinegar to make them shiny!
- Go apple and blackberry picking
- Make a homemade apple and blackberry crumble
- Go pumpkin picking
- Carve a pumpkin
- Do some Autumn themed crafts with leaves
- Splash around in muddy puddles
There are also some brilliant events that are going on locally that I will be putting on my “to go to” list – hopefully we will manage a few of them!
We also have a week off planned in November. Currently there is nothing on the itinerary apart from a trip to London (although not sure what to do yet!). Then once Craig’s birthday has been celebrated, it will be full steam ahead with the Christmas celebrations!!!
What are your plans this Autumn?
With special thanks to my younger sister for the fabulous photos. These were all taken in the local area whilst out walking the dogs.
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