100 family things to do in Autumn on a budget

100 family things to do in Autumn

32.  Donate an autumn bundle of warm clothes to a local homeless shelter

33. Make an autumn wreath

34. Make a spooky sofa den

35.  Bird spot in your garden and keep a tally of the birds you see

36. Make back to school crafts

37. Visit your library and stock up on books

38. Make a scarecrow

39. Go to a harvest festival

40.  Go to a scarecrow festival ( these are often amazing!)

41, Photograph the tress as they change and watch the season unfold

42. Go puddle jumping

43. Walk in the woods

44. Buy a new board game from a thrift shop

45. Do a huge family jigsaw

46. Do some junk modelling from your recycling bin

47. Make a home for the hedgehogs

48. Go on a woodland walk and make a journey stick

49. Make some fabulous bat crafts

50. Try you hand at blackberry tie dye and make some blackberry lollies too

51. How about some non-scary monster crafting

52. Have a DVD swap with family friends

53.  Save your garden seeds

54. Use up up your leftovers and make warm banana muffins

55. Wrap up warm and make the most of your local parks

56.  Make a yummy apple and cinnamon loaf

57. How about some clay pressing with natural materials

58. How about making an autumn Hama bead tea light holder

59. A leaf dream catcher is such a  lovely idea

60. Create an Autumn discovery bottle

61. Make yummy butternut squash soup

62. Try you hand at leaf printing

63. Welcome Autumn with open arms – write a family list of all the things you love about Autumn

64. Make autumn leaf bowls from clay

65. Create some autumn bunting to hang over your fireplace 0 include leaves of all colours, pinecones, feathers etc.

66. Make a nature craft bookmark

67. Craft a birthday card from leaves

68.  Make a spooky and super simple ghost craft for Halloween

69. Make an easy stop animation film with nature ( so much fun and easier than it sounds)

70. House swap with a friend who lives in another city for a thrifty October half term holiday

71. Make an autumn leaf crown

72. Feed the ducks

73. Take a family bike ride

74. Print out photos of your summer adventures and pop them into an album

75. Make your own  cinnamon play dough ( your house will smell heavenly!)

78. Make your home smell like autumn

79. Read 101 things to do on a rainy day

80. Pinecone painiting

81. Write an autumn poem

82. Make a leaf lantern

83. Do some autumnal colouring

84.Recycle a milk bottle into a ghost

85. Play this fabulous nuts game

86. How about a night walk?

87. A scavenger hunt in the woods

88. Visit your lovely national trust properties and take in the beautiful parklamds

89. You have to make an apple crumble it’s Autumn it’s in the rules!

90. Ooh and how about these watercolour leaf bookmarks

91. How about making fairy bottle with teeny tiny nature finds

92. Donate a food parcel to your local food bank and share your harvest

93.  Make some blackberry jam to have with toast and tea for Autumn suppers

94. make drought excluder snake from an old pair of tights to keep out the cold

95. Find a local, free, organised bonfire party to attend

96.  Stand under a tree in the wind and see who can catch the most leaves

97.   Try making these spooky spider plants

98. How about some chattering ghost bunting!

99. Ooh how about making a witches cauldron cake

100. Or  how about finding out how to make a twig boat !


Enough to keep you busy!  happy Autumn everyone 🙂


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  1. September 5, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    what a fantastic list! so many amazing crafts and recipes and things to do, Love it
    thank you for including me x

  2. September 6, 2017 / 11:00 am

    This is a fab list! Love our library visits in the autumn.

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      September 11, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Oh yes!

  3. October 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    This is a brilliant list! I’m quite pleased we’ve already done a few of these but will save this for later and make sure we do a few more of them over the Autumn 🙂

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