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5 Ways to Fill Your Autumn Weekends

The days are shorter, the leaves colourful and falling and there’s a chill in the air. It can only mean one thing – autumn is here!
Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and weekends are the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy all that this season has to offer. Here are five great ways to fill your autumn weekends.

Enjoy the Outdoors at Willows Activity Farm

With so many fun outdoor activities on offer, Willows Activity Farm is the perfect place to spend a weekend day this autumn. Take a tractor ride around the farm, try your hand at archery, meet the animals and more. With many activities planned for your little ones, they’ll be sure to have a great time. This autumn, Willows Activity Farm bring to its visitors LUMGICA St Albans – a light trail experience packed with wonderful installations that will appeal to all ages.

Your kids can also meet Santa at Willows: Visit Santa at the Willows and enjoy a great festive day out. You can also take a trip through their magical winter wonderland where you’ll find Santa in his amazing Grotto. The kids can also write a letter to Santa, enjoy festive funfair rides and glide around a synthetic ice rink.

Relax with Forest Holidays

The leaves might be falling, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – autumn is a great time to get out and explore your local forest. With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect opportunity to take walks and discover all the different colours of the season. You might even spot some wildlife along the way!

With locations across the UK, Forest Holidays are perfect for a cosy autumn weekend away. Stay in a comfortable cabin in the middle of nature and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer. go for walks in the woods, take in the autumn colours and relax in front of a roaring fire – perfect for unwinding, detoxing and recharging.

Connect with Nature at a Wetland Centre

Get closer to nature this autumn and visit your local Wetland Centre. With over 170 different species of waterfowl, there’s plenty to see and learn about. Take a walk around the reserve, go on a boat trip or try your hand at pond dipping – there’s something for everyone!

If you’re feeling lucky, you might even spot some otters, beavers or water voles while you’re there. The Wetland Centre is also a great place to take the kids, with plenty of activities on offer to keep them entertained.

Why not make the most of your day out by taking part in the Wetland Centres’ events and activities? From the 18th of November until the 8th of January you can explore WWT London Wetland Centre in a Magical new light. Spend time with your family and friends, experience the wonder of wildlife at night, and be guided by larger-than-life illuminated sculptures as you embark on a glowing animal adventure.

Explore a National Trust Property

With over 500 properties, the National Trust is an excellent option for an autumn weekend day out. Explore historic homes and gardens, go for walks in beautiful countryside locations and enjoy a spot of lunch in a quaint country pub.

If you live in Hampshire, why not explore the beauty and tranquillity gardens can offer in early winter? Or discover a variety of houses and unusual buildings, from mansions to chapels. If you live in London, take a step back in time and explore the tackle trails, connect with nature in the great outdoors or enjoy immersing into the history inside some famous historic houses.

Visit the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is always a popular attraction, and with good reason – there’s so much to see and do! This autumn, the museum has so many different exciting exhibitions and displays.

If you want to explore the natural world in all its fragility and diversity, then go on a journey through 100 powerful photographs of our planet under pressure. The exhibition is called Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
There is also great news for dino lovers. Dippy has returned to the Natural History Museum until 2 January 2023. You can Experience Dippy’s memories of nature through the UK and see how different communities are connecting with it.

There is so much more to do, So don’t miss out this autumn and visit the museum!

Final Thoughts

Overall, autumn is a wonderful time of year and there’s plenty to enjoy! From getting outdoors and exploring nature, to spending time in the comfort of your own home – whatever you choose to do this autumn weekend, make sure it’s special.

So, whatever your preference, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your weekends this autumn. Get out, explore all that nature has to offer or go to a museum and learn something new – the choice is yours! Enjoy autumn and make lasting memories.

Happy exploring!

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