When it comes to finding great activities to do as a family, the summer seems to be filled to the brim with different options and choices of fun and entertaining things to do. However, as the weather gets colder, it’s not ideal for kids to be playing outside every day and for many parents, this means finding some interesting and entertaining things to do. Whilst there are still plenty of autumnal things to do outside such as trick-or-treating, going to bonfires and firework displays for Guy Fawkes Night or even holding your own mini display in the garden, many parents agree that indoor activities are usually the best as the weather gets colder. We’ve put together a list of some fun family things to do indoors this autumn.
As the weather gets colder, the little ones won’t want to be going straight out to play after their dinner and this is the perfect opportunity to spend some fun time together as a family. Movie nights can be a great way to spend some family bonding time, and TV streaming services such as Netflix mean that there’s now much choice than ever before when it comes to selecting movies to watch at home.
There’s nothing like the smell and taste of freshly baked cakes and cookies, and autumn is the perfect time to fill up on some tasty treats. Whether you’re baking Halloween-themed cookies or want to practice making festive favourites in time for Christmas, baking is a fun activity that all the family can take part in with both the preparation and of course eating the final product!
Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun camping trip! For years, making blanket forts and setting up indoor ‘tents’ has been a favourite game for kids, and it can be one of the best ways to spend those evenings where it’s too cold to go outside. Make it cosy by bringing duvets and pillows downstairs, and even set some ambient lighting with fairy lights!
Even after Halloween has been and gone, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy pumpkin carving as part of a fun family evening at home. Instead of carving scary Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns, why not get creative and carve other shapes and scenes into your pumpkins instead? Or, if you’d much rather eat tasty food, why not try making classic autumn recipes such as pumpkin pie to enjoy as a family?
With Christmas just around the corner, autumn is the perfect season to get crafty with your kids. Arts and crafts can be heaps of fun, and now is the ideal time to start making your own unique Christmas cards, or even Christmas decorations. Not only can this be a great way to spend time together as a family and do something fun, it can also save you money on Christmas decorations and add a wonderful personal touch to your festivities.
How do you enjoy spending family evenings together in the autumn? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.