100 Things To Do In Autumn

100 things to do in autumn list

100 Things To Do This Autumn

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition here on Rosalilium, it comes round to autumn  and I just HAVE to write a list to get me in the mood.

Because lists are mood-givers.

Yep.

I think I wrote my first autumn to do list back in 2011? 2012? And it is still, today, one of my most favourite things to write about.

You see, I’m an autumn fiend. I freaking love this season.

I love the back to school excitement (yes, many years after leaving education), the changing colours of nature, the crisp air while the sun is still out, the layers of clothing, the autumn/winter clothing collections, the warming spices in food, the night drawing in and of course, the build up to Christmas.

Everything about autumn is exciting.

So in the name of autumn excitement and the hope that it inspires you, I am writing my ultimate list on things to do in autumn.

What To Do This Autumn

100 Things To Do In Autumn

1. Buy some new stationery (LOVE this set)

2. Dig out your biggest, fluffiest, snuggliest jumper (I covet this one) (and I bought this one last year)

3. Make a pie (my favourite is this Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Pie)

4. Forage for blackberries (how to here)

5. Make blackberry vodka or gin (recipe here)

6. Go for a walk in your local woods and marvel at the changing colours of the leaves (find you local woods)

7. When it rains, pop on your wellies and jump in the puddles (my fave wellies)

8. Make pumpkin or butternut squash soup (my favourite is this Butternut Squash Soup)

9. Collect fallen leaves and make an autumn garland (or cheat and buy one)

10. Create a seasonal display on your fireplace (see my old autumn fireplace here – this was 5 years ago!)

11. Pick some conkers and play the game with your loved ones (how to play)

12. Find some chestnuts and roast them in your oven (how to here)

13. Get up before dawn and go on a mini sunrise photoshoot in you local nature area (some of the best spots in the UK)

14. Treat yourself to some new thick wool socks (these cashmere ones are lovely)

15. Host a Halloween party (check out my old trick or treat week here for inspiration)

16. Buy some tins from the supermarket and donate them to your local foodbank (find yours here)

17. Go to church for harvest festival (they have the best songs/hymns at this time of year!)

18. Buy a firedish and enjoy regular garden fires whilst wrapped up in all the blankets (I’ve just bought this blanket)

19. Visit some interesting buildings during Open House London weekend (details here)

20. Toast marshmallows on an open fire (some handy forks for toasting)

Things To Do Autumn

21. Host a fireworks night party (I’ve bought loads of these giant sparklers)

22. Invest in some new blankets (because everyone has a blankets box, yes?) (my favourite is the National Trust  recycled wool ones)

23. Make a batch of chai (if you want to cheat here’s my Chai Concentrate recipe)

24. Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light (read more here)

25. Write an early letter to Santa Claus (Royal Mail have his address)

26. Create a den in your living room and spend the evening watching retro films (inspiration here)

27. Bake a sweet pie (the Americans love pumpkin pie, but in the UK apple pies are popular)

28. Forage rosehips to make super-healthy rosehip syrup (recipe here)

29. Don your thermals and go for an autumn camping trip (stock up at M&S)

30. Make spiced cider (this recipe looks fab)

31. Climb a hill and take photos at sunset (world sunsets here)

32. Take a moment for Remembrance Sunday (what it means)

33. Go mushroom picking (but go with a trusty guide)

34. Create the scariest costume possible for Halloween (YouTube has some great ideas)

35. Take a romantic weekend break somewhere different in your country (check out our Unusual Places To Stay in The UK)

36. Cook the biggest pot of warming stew you can manage (my current fave)

37. Go on a guided ghost walk (these London ones look great)

38. Write a letter to your Granny and Grandad on Grandparents Day (or send some flowers)

39. Carve a pumpkin (templates here)

40. Find an orchard to go apple picking (interactive map of UK orchards)

Autumn List

41. Marvel at the baby pup seals born on Farne Islands, Northumberland (details here)

42. Decorate your front door/porch with an autumn wreath (some pretty ones here)

43. Embrace your slow cooker and prep all the hearty meals (good selection here)

44. Have a popcorn/movie night (I buy bulk and make my own)

45. Bake a s’mores pie (my recipe here)

46. Learn to make toffee apples (recipe here)

47. Start your Christmas shopping (I’m usually a John Lewis fan for Crimbo pressies)

48. Organise a Secret Santa (how to organise here)

49. Go to an Oktoberfest event (or visit the original in Germany)

50. Treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte or whatever your fave decadent coffee shop drink is (or make at home)

51. Roast pumpkin seeds, they taste delicious! (how to here)

52. Make a Halloween playlist on Spotify (here’s one for inspiration)

53. If you get a sunny day, wrap up in layers and do an Autumn picnic (see ours from years ago)

54. Plant spring-flowering bulbs (for details visit the Horticultural Society)

55. Organise a curry night with your friends (recipe ideas here)

56. Send a surprise care package to a friend or relative (inspiration here)

57. Take a long drive in the countryside on a clear, crisp day (top 10 UK roads for scenic driving)

58. Bake pumpkin bread (this recipe looks good)

59. Host a board games party (I’m a huge fan of Cluedo, Scrabble, and Monopoly)

60. Go to a cider/whisky tasting event (some options here)

100 Autumn List

61. Go on an outing to a local stately home or English Heritage / National Trust site

62. Do an autumn-themed photoshoot with your favourite people (inspiration here)

63. Learn something new (it’s a new academic year after all!) (potential courses here)

64. Fill a flask with tea and go on a bike ride somewhere pretty (I’ve always wanted a Pashley’s)

65. Read a gothic novel (list of best of this genre)

66. Take part in a Samhain ritual (explanation here)

67. Decorate your house with fairy lights (I’ve bought these ones)

68. Buy a new scented candle (I’m eyeing up this one)

69. Host a murder mystery party (buy one here)

70. Decorate trick-or-treat buckets with the little ones in your life (inspiration here)

71. Make sloe gin (recipe here)

72. Buy fresh food from a local farmer’s market (find your nearest local producer or market in the UK)

73. Add cinnamon to ALL your food (my cinnamon swirls are super popular)

74. Dig out you favourite pair of boots (I’m a black ankle boots kinda girl)

75. Indulge in dark lipstick and nail varnish (I am eyeing up this one at the moment)

76. Be a spectator at a live sports game (UK readers here)

77. Bring nature indoors and decorate with acorns, dry leaves and pinecones (great ideas here)

78. Do a treetop walk (like this one at Salcey Forest – we went there 5 years ago)

79. Make apple crumble (this toffee version looks ace)

80. Visit a pick-you-own farm (find your nearest farm)

What To Do This Autumn Fall

81. Visit a pumpkin patch! (details here for UK )

82. Donate to your local homeless shelter or refugee centre (autumn is a time of abundance, let’s share!) (donation details here)

83. Try apple bobbing (instructions here)

84. Make a garden photo time lapse series to capture the change of season (this camera looks nifty)

85. Bake my Cheat’s Cinnamon Swirls

86. Spend a rainy day printing out your Instagram photos and make a new photo album (print here)

87. Learn to crochet (instructions here)

88. Go on a night-time nature walk (don’t forget your binoculars)

89. Protect the hedgehogs! – make a safe home for animals to hibernate in your garden (details here)

90. Attend a Mop Fair (an old British tradition – history here – that these days is now an annual fun fair)

91. Take part in The Great British Walk (handy local walk finder here)

92. Celebrate Autumn Equinox (inspiration here)

93. Spend a day batch-cooking for your freezer – think curries, stews, soups and other warming dishes (how to here)

94. Eat the most epic roast dinner of your life (ideas here)

95. Make an autumn-inspired DIY/craft (such as this one)

96. Preserve fruits for the winter (inspiration here)

97. Wear something orange (I am coveting this coat)

98. Invest in the warmest hat you can find (cute ones here)

99. Buy a munchkin pumpkin simply because … mini pumpkin! (Buy here)

100. Make your own autumn bucket list with 10 things you will do this season (pick an autumn-inspired notebook to jot in)

 

100 Things To Do This Autumn Fall Printable

Would you like this list? I’ve made a free download version for you to print and keep.

Click here to save and download to your computer

What are your favourite things to do in autumn / fall?

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11 Comments
  • lonestarsky

    Reply

    I love these lists! Some awesome ideas there that I would never have thought of, I think 13, 28 and 30 are my favourites. Autumn is my favourite season too 🙂 x

    • Elizabeth

      Yey! *high fives* for autumn lovers.

  • Baby Isabella

    Reply

    We love Autumn too and this has blown our ’10 things we love’ about Autumn list right out the window!! Great list! We’ll be downloading it and sticking it on the fridge x #BrilliantBlogPosts x

  • Zoe at Splodz Blogz

    Reply

    Ooo sounds like a challenge… better get it printed and up on the wall!

  • sharon

    Reply

    Oooh i’m downloading this list.Fab post! Its made me happier that Autumn is round the corner.X

  • Rebecca

    Reply

    What a fantastic list ! I’ve saved it for later 🙂 We took an autumn weekend break last year to look at the Autumn colours in the south east – it was such a lovely weekend. We stayed in a pub, took lots of long walks kicking up leaves in our wellies. We even saw some fairy toadstools in the woods! #brilliantblogposts

  • Suz

    Reply

    As always a great read and a fantastic list! Things we have got to try for sure! Suz x Beauisblue.com

  • Emily

    Reply

    Great list, and perfectly timed! It feels like that time of year when you want to start doing more autumny things and this gave me lots of ideas of things I can even do with my little, thanks!

  • Emma T

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    Have my birthday! And those of about half of our family – it’s a busy birthday time of year for us from Sept through to January.

    This year i’m planning to try and take N down to Virginia Water where we used to go as kids so we can kick leaves

  • Jen

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    Love these! You have me all excited for Autumn now … and to make things even better I am borrowing the family dog this week so already been on lots of walks in the park. The sun is shining bright though and it doesn’t quite feel like Autumn yet!

    Now I want to bake apple of pumpkin pie! mmm

  • Mermaid Phantom

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    Is it too early to already be thinking of these things? 😅
    Loved the list! I fully intend to take full advantage of fall this year and enjoy it in every way that I can. Foraging for fruits and mushrooms sounds lovely to me, as does creating some seasonal crafts! ♥

    Oh… and I might have to take you up on the last one someday too! Haahha

    Thanks for this, sweetie!

    -Mermaid Phantom

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