It doesn’t feel long since the summer holidays, yet the autumn half term is just around the corner and parents across the country are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained.
To help you out we’re sharing our favourite half term outdoor adventures that the whole family will love and fingers crossed it will tire the kids out too!
Family Bike Ride
Going for a bike ride is a great way of getting the kids outside in the fresh air. There are tracks and trails to suit all abilities. There are plenty of traffic free paths which are ideal for kids and many routes have picnic spots along the way making it an ideal day out. Make sure you pack a lightweight waterproof jackets and cosy fleeces to layer up in case it gets cold!
To find a traffic free bike route near you check out Sustrans
Autumn Treasure Hunt
Autumn is a great time of year to head to your local woods and challenge the kids to an Autumn treasure hunt! Get the kids to search for conkers, fur cones, red leaves, yellow leaves, green leaves, orange leaves and other woodland items. If you are really organised you could even prepare a check list to take with you. The kids can then take their autumn treasures home and use them in art and craft activities. Wrap up warm when heading out on a treasure hunt with our cute knitted hats and gloves!
There is so much wildlife to see at this time year and the kids love spotting all the different creatures and critters while out walking in one of our many National Parks. Go on a search to spot a Red Squirrel, watch deer from a distance, spy on birds or head to the coast and look out for seals. Or simply just enjoy the stunning colours of the trees on a woodland walk. Before you go make sure the whole family have sturdy, comfortable walking boots to keep them going for the whole walk. To find an autumn walk near you head to the national trust website.
Get the kids outside and eating fruit! Find a local farm where you can take the kids to pick their own berries and apples. It’s a great way to get kids interested in fruit and fresh food and some of the farms even have their own farm shops and cafes where you can relax after a tough morning picking fruit! There are also pick you own pumpkin farms where you and kids can pick out a pumpkin ready for Halloween. It is defiantly worth bringing wellies and even waterproof trousers on a trip to the farm to avoid the mud and puddles.