Well, it’s officially Autumn. The leaves are falling and turning brown, the jumpers are out of the attic and you’re sweating at 14:30 because it was cold this morning but now it’s boiling hot. Every day.
If you live in England you will understand the need for an indoor to do list for Autumn. It has rained every day for the past week where I live, and I can never seem to remember my umbrella. If you enjoy the thrill of guessing whether or not it’s going to tip it down halfway through your day then there’s something for you too!
- Visit your local arboretum (or just your local woods/forest)
There are some really beautiful arboretums in the UK, there’s one within walking distance of my house but my favourite is the Westonbirt Arboretum. They understand that your children may not want to walk for miles so they have a cute “walkthrough” with a map they have to tick off when they see the Gruffalo characters.
2. Visit a museum
Want to learn AND avoid the rain? Obviously, you go for the knowledge or the culture (or just to see wax figures, each their own) but getting out of the rain and into the warm embrace of a cosy museum is an added bonus. Museums spring up everywhere, there’s 4 in my local area and probably many more I don’t know about!
3. Venture out to a new coffee spot.
There are new coffee spots popping up everywhere lately. That’s right, you don’t need to go to Starbucks or Costa, you can support a local business and potentially enjoy their coffee (and usually prices!) more than the big companies. Added bonus points if you take a reusable coffee cup.
4. Visit your local market (or any market)
Local produce is easiest to find at markets. Want some local hand reared pork? Here you go. Some handmade lavender soap? Yup we got it. Alcohol galore? On it.
5. Visit a theatre
Go watch whatever is on. There are some great local productions on, not just the ones on Broadway.
What is on your Autumn to do list?