I feel like I share this post with you all every year but it’s only because I update it with new ideas every year – it started off life called 50 ideas for family fun this Autumn, then went to 60, then 70 and now I’ve updated it so it’s 80 ideas for family fun this Autumn. 😉
After all of the fun and adventures that we’ve had over the Summer, it’s easy to just sit back in September and do pretty much nothing other than snuggle on the settee and relax. But you really don’t need to let the fun stop just because school has started again and I have lots of ideas to help you have as much family fun as possible this Autumn.
Go for a nature walk and collect some of the lovely colourful leaves that you see along the way.
Make a collage with the leaves you’ve collected.
Don’t go inside when it rains, put on your wellies and splash in the puddles.
If you spot a rainbow, go on a hunt to find the end of it.
Have an ice cream at the beach.
Play hide and seek together at the park.
Have a trip to your local beach – they’re just as much fun when the sun isn’t shining.
Go for a family bike ride.
Remember elastics from school – teach the kids to play.
Use fabric pains and customise some plain white t-shirts.
Find a local skate outdoor skate park, wrap up warm and head there. The colder it is, the less people there’ll be.
Find out what’s going on at your local museums and pop along to any activities or exhibits that you think might be interesting.
Jennifer from Jennifer’s Little World has made some Autumn themed holders for battery operated tea lights using Hama beads.
Collect conkers from your local park.
Go to the park and feed the ducks.
And for when you get back from the park, Cat from Yellow Days has a simple but tasty recipe for a warming Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup which is not only a great way to warm the kids up, it’s also great to get them in the kitchen helping you make it.
Make bookmarks together.
Carolin from Mummy Alarm is giving you 10 Halloween Safety Tips from pumpkin carving to trick or treating, so you and your family can have a fun and safe Halloween. Get practising now to perfect your pumpkin skills in time for Halloween.
Read a book together and then google activities relating to the book – you’ll find so much to do.
See what’s on at your local leisure centre and join a new club.
Kirsty from the Mummysphere has a recipe for easy baked apples that makes a delicious autumn or winter treat and is great for getting the kids cooking with you!
Start a reading challenge.
Otilia from Romanian Mum Blog has a great easy tree craft that the kids will love.
Make your own books and write stories.
Have a midnight feast.
Have a car boot sale ready to pay for all your Autumn fun.
Emma from A Bavarian Sojourn has an AMAZING apple cake that you can make with the kids although you might want to make it on your own when they’re out so you can eat it all yourself.
Plan a weekly trip to your library.
Make some Halloween Ghosts
Make your own board game.
If foraging is your thing, try Aly from Bug, Bird And Bee’s recipe for yellow plum chutney and have fun gathering the ingredients together.
Have a pillow fight.
Have a board game afternoon and play ALL of your board games.
Go ice skating.
Collect some stones from the beach or from your walk and make them into animals.
Make a sock puppet (also useful as a draft excluder if you make a long one).
Have a picnic on the living room floor.
Make a family time capsule and bury it in the garden (or hide it in the loft).
Get in the kitchen and cook with the kids.
Sew something together.
Make some inspirational wall art
Build a den.
Go find somewhere new to explore – the woods, a new park, a national trust or English heritage property.
Take your sledge and go sledging on the sand dunes.
Make a potion – just don’t eat it!
Have a camp out in the back garden.
Embrace technology with the kids and discover some new favourite websites.
Have a pyjama day and watch films all day.
Make some pretty Christmas decorations.
Go for a walk in the dark and see what stars you can spot (a free app can be a great help).
Have a family sleepover in the living room.
Make a homemade photo booth
Go on Youtube and search funny things
Make homemade Bubbles.
Make some homemade lip scrub
Learn ten words in a different language
Play in the garden even in the cold – our trampoline is popular no matter what the weather!
Make your own personalised travel map
Make homemade play dough
Make and decorate paper airplanes
Go somewhere new with your sketch pads and pencils.
Go on a photo walk and take photos of anything that catches your eye.
Make a photo collage of all your favourite photos.
Get started making your Christmas cards.
De-clutter your bedrooms – ready for all the new things that Santa will bring.
Make a lego penpot.
Play pictionary with lego – it’s lots more fun trying to guess what someone’s building.
Play homemade rapidough.
Make some homemade peppermint foot scrub
Get crafty with these awesome conker crafts!
Make a travel journal together
I think that’s 82 but I could be wrong – I really don’t want to count them again though so I’m just going to go with 80. 😉
Have fun having fun this Autumn.
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