Things to do in Autumn with kids – Our Autumn Bucket List

Things to do in Autumn with kids – Our Autumn Bucket List

I wrote this bucket list a few years ago before my little boy was here with us and we were still a family of four. So much has changed!  There are so many fun things to do in Autumn. We love to wrap up warm and get outdoors and completely embrace the season. September is always such a busy month with back to school routines and Meme’s birthday so I am looking forward to a calmer October where we can make the most of our weekends together. So I sat down with my three kids and we chatted about what we would like to do during this beautiful season.

Here is what we came up with:

  • Conker search – we love finding conkers, and once we do Harri tends to carry them around with her!
  • Have a leaf fight! Yes we love this and we tend to gang up on Daddy!!
  • Go to a bonfire display – this is an annual tradition but we are going to fully embrace it this year with the BBQ and funfair they have
  • Go pumpkin picking – We have done this the last few years at Hawarden Farm Shop and we have lots of fun. There are also so many delicious recipes that you can make with pumpkins including mini pumpkin spice eclairs or pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies
  • Carve a pumpkin – naturally!
  • Make some Halloween cupcakes or treats
  • Do some Halloween activities. We are actually away for Halloween this year but we plan to do some activities on the run up Halloween. Last year we visited Carden Park and attended their Jeepers Creepers event. We had such a fun experience. So we plan to see what else is going on locally.
  • Collect some fir combs – we do this every year then paint them ready for the festive season.
  • Wrap up warm and go play on the beach until it gets dark.
  • Make hot chocolate after a cold afternoon outdoors (this was Meme’s suggestion even though she doesn’t like hot chocolate!)
  • Collect some leaves and make some leaf pictures, such a an easy craft which all three of my children love doing.

There are so many fun things to do in Autumn.

26 thoughts on “Things to do in Autumn with kids – Our Autumn Bucket List

  1. This is a great list. We love cooking bacon sandwiches out in the woods. Carefully of course. Nothing better on a cool day than sitting with a hot drink and a bacon sandwich in the countryside. #sharewithme

  2. Ha my boys are more into the idea of hot chocolate rather than actually drinking it, it baffles me that they don’t like it!! They’ll just ask for marshmallow instead. Lovely ideas, pumpkin picking is our favourite think to do at this time of year! So much fun xx

  3. We don’t have a bucket list but I am definitely going to go to a pumpkin picking farm this year!! We’ve just been getting out as much as possible and enjoying this sunshine, I’d forgotten how much I love Autumn actually! #sharewithme

  4. These are great ideas I love the leaf fight idea! I’d love to take my two to a firework display but I think they’re a little young still and would be scared. Good luck I hope you get to tick them all off your list. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

  5. Autumn is my favourite season. I don’t think we have a pumpkin patch near us but you are right that’d be an awesome picture moment! Toffee apples and skimming stones on iced up canals! I hope you manage to find an answer! I don’t think its easy though. I’m trying to work out how to get my 15 month old to sleep without boob at the moment. Cue crying lots of it! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun.

  6. I love this list! We are going pumpkin picking at the weekend I think, I’ve just been told about somewhere near us that has a pumpkin patch! We are all about a nice hot chocolate too, after a cold walk out it’s perfect to come home to! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. Fabulous! We have done an autumn list and have very similar things to you. I love the idea of playing on the beach until it gets dark, unfortunately our nearest beach is a two hour drive away, so not so practical! Maybe next Autumn, when my girls are a bit bigger.

  8. Oh I love this! I didn’t know you could go pumpkin picking, I’m off to take a look. My favourite is going on the beach until it’s dark, I wish we were a bit closer to the beach to do this. Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must in our house. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove X

  9. It is the only season I ever want to write a bucket list, I really love Autumn but this Autumn I am struggling to motivate. Maybe because before now the weather meant it felt too nice.
    I think I shall have to write a mini list after seeing this xx

  10. I love Autumn – I’m an Autumn baby so maybe that’s why lol – I adore the photo at the top of your post. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

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