Autumn is my favourite season, and I had a lot of fun putting together this list of 101 Things To Do In Autumn for you!
The list contains a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, recipes, crafts, and lots of fun things to do this fall season. And if you’re a member of The Pumpkin Patch a member exclusive printable of this 101 Things To Do In Autumn list will be winging its way to you, so check your inbox! If you aren’t a member yet, you can find out how to join at the end of this post.
101 Things To Do In Autumn
As I started writing out this list and was going to stop at 25 things to do in autumn. Then 50. Then by the time I got to number 83 I figured I might as well continue to a cool 100!
Then as I began to type up this post, more ideas came to me,… But I decided to add just one more to make 101 Things To Do In Autumn!
I’m in no way suggesting you do ALL the things on this list, but if you want to have a go – please, be my guest – let me know if you do!
My husband and I are going to try and work our way through as much of it as we can. We are guilty of letting weekends go by, not really do much other than cleaning, decorating, or working – how dull! I thought having some things to do in autumn would be a great way to get us out of the house!
I am also going to be making these lists for winter, spring and summer so you’ll never run out of ideas for when: the kids say they’re bored, or if your partner says they’re bored, or if you’re just bored! Like I say in my tagline – I think up the ideas so you don’t have to!
As I said at the top of this post, there is a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, recipes, crafts, and other ideas of things to do in autumn: some things are free, some are cheap, and some require a bit more money (like visiting an attraction); some you can do at home, or somewhere local to you, and some may be further afield.
Since I have readers from all over the world, I’ve tried not to make the list country specific (and also sorry to all my readers in the Southern Hemisphere, I know it’s not autumn down there!); and I’ve also tried to avoid including Halloween stuff (I think a couple ideas crept in) as that’s a whole other list!
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- Go fruit picking – check online for local farms
- Decorate your home with autumnal flair – faux or real (seasonal) flowers, cushions and throws, scented candles etc.
- Make an Autumn Wreath
- Bake an Apple Pie
- Update your wardrobe for autumn – you could spend just a small amount on a new hat or gloves, or splash out on a new pair of boots or coat. Also check out thrift stores, charity shops etc., as you might grab yourself a bargain!
- Drink a pumpkin spice latte – if you can’t get to a coffee shop, you could always try making your own at home!
- Walk and crunch through fallen leaves
- Go to a harvest festival
- Collect pine cones
- Make Blackberry & Apple Jam
- Take pretty autumnal photographs
- Drink warm apple cider
- Toast marshmallows or make S’Mores
- Snuggle up around a fire pit or campfire
- Donate to a local food bank
- Visit a corn maze
- Go on a toadstool hunt – Stay safe and read my safety tips
- Collect conkers/buckeyes or acorns
- Visit a pumpkin patch – search online for a local one
- Leaf rubbings with crayons
- Go to a farmer’s market – search online for a local one
- Make Pumpkin Doughnuts
- Burn autumn scented candles
- Make Munchkin Pumpkin Tealight Holders
- Go on a scenic drive
- Make Spiced Apple Loaf
- Walk along the river
- Make Granola
- Watch a seasonal movie
- Make chili
- Make Soup in the Slow Cooker
- Have an autumn picnic
- Make Caramel Apples
- Make a Pumpkin Craft
- Make Copycat Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
- Autumn clean and dust away the cobwebs!
- Make some Corn Bread
- Bake a Spiced Pumpkin and Walnut Tea Loaf
- Make Tissue Paper Flowers
- Forage for blackberries
- Visit a farm – check online for your local farm
- Bake Soda Bread with Blackberries & Apple
- Rake the leaves in your garden
- Donate old clothes to a local charity
- Walk along the beach
- Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- Go on a bike ride
- Go on a nature hike
- Make and stuff a scarecrow
- Make Toffee Apple Cupcakes
- Go stargazing
- Bake a batch of Cookies
- Do some autumn crafting
- Snuggle under blankets and read a book
- Cook a Stew
- Visit an orchard
- Knit or crochet a scarf
- Press autumn leaves and flowers
- Watch the sunrise
- Plant bulbs for spring
- Make Plant Markers
- Make Autumn Leaf Coasters
- Get an autumn manicure
- Build a den in the forest
- Play a board game
- Put feed out for the birds
- Make a Felt Ruffle Pumpkin
- Visit a nature reserve – search online a local one
- Make Salted Caramel Popcorn Apples
- Roast and eat sweet chestnuts
- Snuggle in front of a roaring fire
- Watch fireworks
- Carve a Pumpkin
- Watch the sunset
- Go bird watching
- Visit a museum
- Go for Sunday Brunch
- Climb a tree
- Fly a kite
- Bake a Pumpkin Pie
- Collect colourful fallen leaves
- Binge watch your favourite show
- Make some art with nature – leaves, twigs etc.,
- Tell spooky stories around a campfire
- Throw a Halloween Party
- Make a Rhubarb & Apple Crumble
- Go to an Oktoberfest
- Watch a scary movie (or a not-so-scary one!)
- Make Halloween Cupcakes
- Write an autumn poem
- Build an indoor fort
- Knit a Caterpillar Draught Excluder
- Paint Story Stones
- Make Glitter Glue Spider Webs
- Visit a vineyard or micro-brewery
- Make a warming curry
- Jump and splash in rain puddles
- Make Spiderweb Cookies
- Buy new stationery – maybe even start a Bullet Journal?
- Cook a pumpkin recipe
- Be thankful and have fun! – Why not try writing a list of 101 things to be thankful for?
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