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      Top 5 Activities for an Awesome Autumn with your Children

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      September, 2018

      Autumn… the years last, loveliest smile

      William Cullen Bryant

      Each season evokes different feelings.  Having said farewell to the sizzle of summer, we celebrate the welcoming of Autumn officially on September 23rd and a new season of cosiness, warmth, simplicity and calm.  It’s a perfect chance to revel in nature’s beauty and create happy new memories with your cherished little ones!

      Below are some suggestions to light your bonfire of inspiration. laughing

      1. Pick apples and bake together

      Apple picking is a wonderful way to teach your children about nature and the seasons.  Take time before you go picking to study the stages of their growth and which apples may be ripe for the picking.  Layer up and head out with your basket on an apple picking adventure! Enjoy the process of creating a delicious apple pie or crumble for the whole family to savour.   

      2. Go leaf collecting

      The beautiful shades of autumn leaves are one of the most magical things about this season.  Have fun collecting “rainbow leaves” in different shades and shapes. Roll around with your little ones on a pile of crunchy leaves and throw them in the air like confetti! Bring your favourite collection of leaves home and have fun doing leaf rubbings or make a leaf hanging. Check out our Instagram highlights for a few of our favourite ideas!

      3. Have story time round a fire
      Pack up the marshmallows for toasting, a cosy blanket and a flask of hot chocolate, and head outside for a magical story time your children (and you) will treasure! Collect fire wood together and set up your story time camp. Amp up the enchantment by bringing along a pouch of “magical fairy dust” and ask your child to make a wish as they throw it into the fire. Share your favourite stories from when you were a child and pass on the fables to your little ones.
      4. Go on a nature trail
      Let your little explorers run free out in nature and see what you can find! Bring binoculars for bird watching and a magnifying glass for studying bugs and insects. See how many rabbit holes you can find and have fun making a cosy hedgehog house ready for hibernation. You could also make a bird feeder to keep our animal friends well cared for over the autumn months.
      5. Create a den
      With the abundance of falling leaves, twigs and fallen branches, it’s a wonderful time to have lots of fun creating a magical den with your children! Take time building your fairy glen or woodland hideout with love and care. Creating a masterpiece together as a family is so much more enjoyable than doing it alone! Furnish your den with forest treasures and get creative utilising nature as your creature comfort.
      We hope that this blog post has provided you with some exciting inspiration to get your Autumn off to a flying start! We’d love to see how you’re enjoying the change of seasons with your precious little ones. Please tag us in your Autumn activities posts and pictures on Facebook and Instagram! We are always so delighted to see what fun you’re up to.

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