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With cooler days and darker nights creeping in, we all start craving more cosy days in. You may find your children sway towards indoor activities and screen time therefore moving less. Combat inactivity with our 7 awesome autumn activities to keep your kids active this autumn.
Whatever the weather outside it doesn’t matter when you go swimming! Swimming is great exercise and an essential life skill to teach your children. It’s also an affordable activity as many swimming pools are council run with reasonable prices, plus many have slides and flumes for extra fun day out.
The darker nights do have some benefits, illumination events! Breath taking sets and floats are lighting up parks all around the UK, get your steps in and watch your children’s face light up at the magic walking around the installations.
Bring on the Bikes
This is useful if you haven’t got much garden space or a local playground, and usually more appealing to kids than a simple walk. If you haven’t got a bike many scenic and tourist places have bike rental options. Even the youngest members of the family can join in, with baby bike trailers you can attach to your own bike, baby will be snug enjoying the views, this is great extra exercise for you.
Tik Tok Disco
Stuck in on yet another rainy day? Bring on the lounge disco, move the sofas, dim the lights and get the disco lights fired up. Let your little one chose the songs, and for older ones set them the challenge of learning the latest Tik Tok dance routines and teaching other members of the family.
Build a Den
Either in your local woodland or your back garden gather materials to build a den. Bring along a flask of hot chocolate and blankets for them to enjoy after the hard work in the comfort of their den.
Go on an adventure to seek conkers. Make it like a treasure hunt and set your children the challenge of finding as many conkers as possible. At home you can use them to play the classic game or use them as part of art and craft activities. The fun doesn’t stop at conkers you can also collect leaves or pinecones or even forage berries for baking.
Fly a Kite
Make the most of windy days and show your kids how to fly a kite. It’s a classic affordable family activity everyone loves and can be incorporated with a nice hill walk.