I think this time of year is the perfect time to get outside with the family and enjoy some fresh air. The fact that the weather is a little cooler really is no excuse! Here are my top 5 outdoor autumn activities.
1 - Hunt for the Gruffalo and friends during a Superworm trail
The forestry commission have created over 20 Superworm trails in forests around the UK. Suitable for ages 3-8 years they are a wonderful way to get outside, spot some of your favourite characters and take part in activities. You can even download a free activity sheet to take with you.
2 - Book a family adventure experience day
It's always exciting to try something new together as a family and try a new experience such as horse riding, staying overnight in a treehouse or wigwam or even setting a family challenge such as climbing the O2 together.
3 - Wrap up and take a walk along the beach
The beach isn't just for summer. Autumn is actually a wonderful time to visit. Beaches are often less crowded in the colder months and the whole family will benefit from the fresh air. We have set a new family project to collect sea glass from every beach we visit and collect in a kilner jar and are keen to get started this month.
4 - Become a nature detective with the woodland trust
The Woodland Trust website is full of exciting ideas for exploring your local woods. There are 72 activity ideas to try in autumn for every age group including Fungi ID sheets, nature trails, stick weaving tutorials and a blackberry tea recipe.
5 - Take part in a Treasure trail or Spy Mission
We enjoyed a treasure trail around Corbridge last Summer and thought it was a fantastic way to explore a new town or somewhere local. There are over 1000 trails to choose from on the treasure trail website including 27 trails to try here in the North East. We are staying on the West coast of Scotland this half term and have already ordered our trail to complete on our first day which will help us get our bearings.
Autumn is definitely a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors. Please let me know your favourite outdoor activities at this time of year.