Our family autumn bucket list

Our family autumn bucket list

I love autumn so I have put together an autumn bucket list for our family. This is a list of all the things we could do together this autumn. I’ve included activities for my two children (15 months and 4 years), things I want to cook and family trips and activities. I hope the weather improves as it feels like it rains every day at the moment.

  1. Take a walk in the woods – I’m sure we’ll do this more than once. I love a walk in the wood at any time of year but I love visiting in the autumn when the leaves are changing colour.Our Family Autumn Bucket List
  2. Make a nature scavenger hunt for F (my 4 year old daughter)
  3. Collect leaves to use for sensory play and crafts (if we ever have enough dry days to let them dry out).
  4. Carve a pumpkin.
  5. Take F trick or treating.
  6. Take the kids to my friend’s Halloween party.
  7. Let the girls jump in piles of leaves and puddles.
  8. Watch some fireworks – I love fireworks. I’m not sure whether we’ll go to a display or not this year. We missed last year with E being only 5 months old. I can’t make my mind up if she’s still too young this year. F was pretty underwhelmed last year when I took her for a walk to see some. She asked when she could go to bed!
  9. Spend a morning at forest school.
  10. Collect “autumn treasures” – that’s what F called conkers, acorns and pine cones last year.Our Family Autumn Bucket List
  11. Plan and enjoy our week in the Lake District. We love the Lakes and I can not wait to go back this autumn.
  12. Go for a walk at Dunham Massey.
  13. Watch the girls jump in leaves and muddy puddles.
  14. Drink hot chocolate.
  15. Make autumn play dough.
  16. Set up an autumn tuff spot for the girls.
  17. Read autumn picture books to my daughters.
  18. Make an apple crumble.
  19. Make homemade soup.
  20. Plant spring bulbs.
  21. Have an autumn picnic.

I’m sure I will be sharing blog posts or just Instagram photos as we tick things off our list. I shared this post last year about all our autumn adventures if you want further inspiration.

Have you made an autumn bucket list? I love to hear what is on yours.

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Our Family Autumn Bucket List

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  1. September 25, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Good list! Autumn is just the best time of year.

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      I like the other seasons too. I do love autumn for the colours and all the family activities.

  2. September 25, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    There are some fantastic ideas here. I love walking in the woods and collecting leaves and things to use to craft with when we get back home. The hot chocolate, Apple crumble and home made soup sound amazing. X

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      It sounds like we are quite similar. We had a lovely walk in the woods yesterday.

  3. September 26, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I love autumn and my bucket list looks very similar, especially the part about drinking hot chocolate! I’m always sad to see the end of summer but autumn really is a lovely isn’t it?

    • September 27, 2017 / 5:34 am

      I agree, I love summer too and it seemed to stop early this year. I was reluctant to give up on summer at first but now I’m ready to embrace autumn.

  4. September 27, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I love this list – makes me so excited for the season ahead! My friends go to Forest School and love it 🙂

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      I’m glad my post has eccited you.

  5. September 27, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Although autumn isn’t my favourite season (way to sad to see the long summer days go), reading your list does remind me that I actually do quite like it. There’s nothing like a walk in the woods as the weather cools! Great bucket list – your family is in for a treat!

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you. I love summer too.

  6. September 27, 2017 / 7:09 am

    I love autumn – its my favorite season and like you i love doing al those activities with my family – not too sure who enjoys them most – me or the kids 🙂

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      I think it might be me in this house. Closely followed by by eldest.

  7. September 27, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Autumn is my favourite time of year. I love these ideas, especially the Autumn play dough! X

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks. My eldest loves play dough.

  8. September 27, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Autumn is such an amazing time for getting out and about. There really are loads of wonderful Autumn treasures to be collected. Mich x

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      That’s exactly how i feel.

  9. September 27, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Yay what a fun bucket list. We carve pumpkins every year. There was a Halloween party in the community center last year that was really fun, hopefully, we will be able to attend that again this year. x

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      I hope the halloween party is on again for you.

  10. September 27, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Some really lovely ideas here. We love going for a walk in the woods and collecting treasures that we use to make pictures with.

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Sounds like our idea of fun too.

  11. September 27, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Looks like autumn is gonna be a lot of fun,I hope You get to tick all of them 🙂

  12. September 27, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Love this, I done a Autumn bucket list last year but haven’t got around to writing one yet this year. It is definitely my favourite season as there is so much to do!

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:15 am

      It is a great season for activities.

  13. September 27, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    This is a great bucket list. We are waiting to move house so I feel like real life is on hold until we move and can revert back to some kind of normal!!

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:16 am

      I’ve been there. I hope the move happens soon!

  14. September 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Think I had most of these on my list too but adding the soup and spring bulbs which are great ideas. #bloggerclubuk

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:17 am

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy them.

  15. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    September 27, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    fab list! I’m yet to do ours. We love going on scavenger hunts and collecting bits and bobs for crafts too 🙂 x

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:18 am

      Scavenger hunts and autumn crafts are so much fun.

  16. September 27, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    It sounds like you have lots of things planned that are perfect for autumn x

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:19 am

      We do. I hope we fit them all in.

  17. September 28, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I’m such a summer girl, but I do fully embrace Autumn. The conkers, the hot chocolate, the cosiness of it. What isn’t there to like? A great list and so many that we will be doing too x

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:20 am

      I love summer too but all the fun activities in autumn do make the transition a bit easier.

  18. September 28, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Those wellies are so adorable! We actually did a scavenger hunt in the forest today and jumped about in puddles. I’m looking forward to bonfire night! It’s my one of my favourite nights of the year.

    • Claire
      September 29, 2017 / 3:31 am

      I love these wellies too and pergect for the blog! Sounds like you had a great time.

  19. September 29, 2017 / 11:51 am

    What a great bucket list, we haven’t done ours yet so you have given me some inspiration 🙂 – we love Halloween,’it’s our favourite time of the year x

    • Claire
      September 30, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      I’m glad I’ve inspired you.

  20. September 30, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love this I may do one myself 🙂

    Loving the homemade soup too 😍

    • Claire
      September 30, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      You should. I love homemade soup.

  21. Emma | Devon Mum
    September 30, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love how you’ve put “watch the girls jump in piles of leaves and puddles.” Are you not going to join in? Lol
    I haven’t put an autumn list together yet so this has given me some inspiration 😊 x

    • Claire
      September 30, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      You’re right. Never too old for leaf and puddle jumping. I have my wellies ready.

  22. Julz
    October 1, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I love autumn, the smells, for us the carnivals, it is a wonderful time of year.

    • Claire
      October 3, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      It’s a lovely time of year.

  23. October 1, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    What a wonderful list full of inspiration and enthusiasm for this season. You’re brave going to the Lakes at this time of year though. #BLOGGERCLUBUK

    • Claire
      October 3, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      We always go.in October. It’s gorgeous in the autumn. Yes there is always a risk of rain. It’s always busy at october half term.

  24. Sophie
    October 2, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Lovely ideas – I love autumn!

    • Claire
      October 3, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you. Me too.

  25. October 8, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Wha an awesome list of things to do! I wish we have a forest school nearby. I’d would go everyday! 🙂 x

  26. December 29, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Hi, Claire! This is a great list! I`m sure other people gain some inspiration from it as much as I did. There`re so many fun things to do in this time of year. I was wondering, now that a winter is here, did you done all of the things on this bucket list and what your kids liked the most?

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