Autumn is my favourite season, but it's one I know a lot of people tend to get a little disheartened about. The sun is rising later and setting sooner, the days are undoubtedly getting shorter meaning we tend to have less time to do things. Gone are the evenings in the park just before bed, and in comes the morning wake up's when it still looks like the middle of the night. I spoke myself about the reasons that autumn does suck a little.  I had a little think to myself and realised just how much we can actually do in Autumn though. The weather isn't always amazing, but it's still often quite warm, and so I've compiled a list of twenty five activities you can do this Autumn with your little one.

  1. Make an Autumn treasure box, include leaves, conkers and pine cones.
  2. Play in the leaves, throw them in the air, make leave angels. 
  3. Make cinnamon play dough.
  4. Pumpkin picking - visit a local patch.
  5. Fruit picking for berries.
  6. Use above berries to make a yummy crumble.
  7. Great autumnal sensory water bottles - stuff with leaves, conkers and glitter.
  8. Bob for apples.
  9. Autumnal sensory ice play. Add leaves and flowers to ice cube trays with water.
  10. Carve pumpkins.
  11. Visit your local library and take out some halloween stories. (funny bones, meg & mog)
  12. Paint a pumpkin.
  13. Paint leaves, and print them on paper.
  14. Visit a farm
  15. Go on an autumn scavenger hunt.
  16. Bake bread 
  17. Make a leaf crown.
  18. Visit a corn maze.
  19. Go on a gruffalo hunt / trail.
  20. Visit your local national trust.
  21. Paint paper plate pumpkins.
  22. Spooky slime - cornflour, water, food colouring and googly eyes.
  23. Read stick man
  24. Conker painting, 
  25. Puddle jumping