As the autumn light shines through the falling leaves and cosy nights beckon us, it can become hard to find fun things to do in the cooler weather. Alongside the back-to-school frenzy which eats up most, if not all, of our time, slotting in enjoyable activities is paramount for our mental health. There are so many things to do which will kick-start your autumnal spirit. The following ideas will give you enjoyable activities to spice up your autumn to-do list.
Catching a Cosy Coffee
Everyone has heard about the classic pumpkin spiced latte at Starbucks, but if that is not your cup of tea – or, in this case, coffee – there are numerous other options. Nothing screams autumn more than grabbing a coffee and going on a relaxing walk with a friend. There is something so lovely about holding a warm drink while strolling through the falling autumn leaves and a cool breeze. Not only a very autumnal activity but also an incredibly peaceful way to wind down; simply getting some fresh air can transform your mood. This relaxing stroll is the perfect autumnal day with the bonus of making you feel like the star of a 2000s romantic comedy.
Movie Marathon Classics
Nothing beats a movie marathon with your friends. So pick up some popcorn and grab some blankets to get cosy on the sofa. autumn is the perfect transition time, making it ideal for watching scary movies for halloween or even getting a head start on your Christmas movie list. Ideally, choose a night with a little autumn rain to get the whole cosy night in effect. Listening to the rain hitting the windows while watching a movie with friends, what could be better?
Autumnal Arts and Culture
Museums and art galleries are perfect ways to spend a few hours during an autumnal day. There is always a plethora of exhibits to explore at every museum or gallery, filled with beautiful pieces. While extremely relaxing, this is also a great way to engage your brain and enhance your learning. Museums and galleries are found worldwide and are perfect excuses to travel to visit new incredible exhibitions.
Alongside museums and galleries are shows. New artists are popping up consistently, many of whom will showcase their work. Exploring artistic talent is a great way to widen your art knowledge or even explore something new. Similarly, a great way to spend your time is to go to the theatre. It is easy to find a good play or musical to add to your autumn to-do list and watch, something that many of us do not do very often, but another fun and exciting way to spend an autumnal day.
Pumpkin Patch: The Ultimate Autumnal To-Do!
One of the most enjoyable outdoor activities during autumn is visiting a pumpkin patch. Going to pick your pumpkin or squash is a great way to get outside and support your local farm. Not only fantastic fun, but the produce you buy can also add autumnal decoration to your home. Many farms will also offer fun experiences such as corn mazes to enjoy with friends or family.
Despite the cold weather, there are multiple ways to enjoy your free time this season. Anything which involves getting yourself outside is perfect for appreciating the beauty of nature during this transitional season. So, whatever you choose to do this season, remember to find time for yourself and the things you enjoy.