Last updated:27 August 2021Pull on your snuggly sweaters and grab your pumpkin spiced latte… it’s time to enjoy all the wonderful things to do this autumn.
Autumn or fall, however you describe the season of golden leaves drifting the ground, I think we can all agree there are so many fun and exciting activities to enjoy at this time of year.
At Christmasphere we love the first signs of autumn because it lets us know that we are only a few months our favourite holiday season of all. We love that autumn/fall is the build-up season to Christmas.
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Why do we love autumn so much?
Plus, there are so many great festivals and celebrations that fall during the autumn season such as Harvest Festival, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead, Rosh Hashanah, Moon Festival, Oktoberfest, Loi Krathong, and more.
And so, to get you in the mood for this season we have put together an epic, best things to do in autumn list. If you are looking for the best things to do this fall, hopefully, you will find some fun autumn activities.
Things to do in autumn
We love that back-to-school excitement, the changing colours of nature, the crispness of the air as it gets cooler, dressing in layers of clothes, adding warming spices to our food, and the cosiness of the night drawing in.
There is a lot to be grateful for this year – autumn things are exciting! So if you are an autumn fan (or fall fan in the US/Canada) this is the autumn bucket list you were looking for!
How to use the autumn/fall bucket list for inspiration
Grab yourself a pen and paper and write your own autumn bucket list using some of these ideas for inspiration. Alternatively, we have created an exclusive bucket list printable PDF which you can download and print at home. It features four sections where you can fill in the autumn activities you would like to do this season.
To get access simply fill in the box below, confirm your email and you’ll get free access to our Christmasphere resource library where you can choose which PDF bucket list you wish to download and save to your computer.
So there is something for everybody we created an A4 version called Autumn Bucket List and a US Letter sized version which is called Fall Bucket List.
We hope you enjoy this ”ultimate things to do in autumn list’ and have a great season!
100 Things To Do In Autumn List
100 Things To Do In Autumn/Fun Fall Activities
1. Buy some new stationery
2. Dig out your biggest, fluffiest, snuggliest jumper
3. Make a pie – savoury or sweet?!
4. Forage for berries
5. Make blackberry vodka or gin
6. Go for a walk in your local woods and enjoy at the changing colours of the leaves
7. When it rains, put on your wellies and jump in the puddles
8. Make pumpkin or butternut squash soup
9. Collect fallen leaves and make an autumn garland
10. Create a seasonal display on your fireplace or mantelpiece
11. Pick some conkers and play the game with your loved ones
12. Find some chestnuts and roast them in your oven
13. Get up before dawn and go on a mini sunrise photoshoot in your local nature area
14. Treat yourself to some new thick wool socks
15. Host a Halloween party
16. Buy some tins from the supermarket and donate them to your local food bank
17. Go to church for the harvest festival
18. Buy a fire dish and enjoy regular garden fires whilst wrapped up in all the blankets
19. Visit some interesting buildings during Open House London weekend
20. Toast marshmallows on an open fire
21. Host a fireworks night party
22. Invest in some new blankets
23. Make a batch of chai
24. Celebrate Diwali – the Hindu festival of light
25. Write an early letter to Santa Claus
26. Create a den in your living room and spend the evening watching retro films
27. Bake your Christmas cake early (and start feeding it)
28. Forage rosehips to make rosehip syrup
29. Don your thermals and go for an autumn camping trip
30. Make spiced cider
31. Climb a hill and take photos at sunset
32. Take a moment for Remembrance Sunday
33. Go mushroom picking
34. Create the scariest costume possible for Halloween
35. Take a romantic weekend break somewhere different in your country
36. Cook the biggest pot of warming stew you can manage
37. Go on a guided ghost walk
38. Write a letter to your Granny and Grandad on Grandparents Day
39. Carve a pumpkin
40. Find an orchard to go apple picking
41. Marvel at the baby pup seals born on Farne Islands, Northumberland
42. Decorate your front door/porch with an autumn wreath
43. Embrace your slow cooker and prep all the hearty meals
44. Have a popcorn/movie night
45. Make s’mores
46. Learn to make toffee apples
47. Start your Christmas shopping
48. Organise a Secret Santa
49. Go to an Oktoberfest event
50. Treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte
100 things to do in fall list
51. Roast pumpkin seeds
52. Make a Halloween playlist on Spotify
53. If you get a sunny day, wrap up in layers and do an Autumn picnic
54. Plant spring-flowering bulbs
55. Organise a curry night with your friends
56. Send a surprise care package to a friend or relative
57. Take a long drive in the countryside on a clear, crisp day
58. Bake pumpkin bread
59. Host a board games party with a hot chocolate station
60. Go to a cider/whisky tasting event
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
63. Learn something new
64. Fill a flask with tea and go on a bike ride somewhere pretty
65. Read a gothic novel
66. Take part in a Samhain ritual
67. Decorate your house with fairy lights
68. Buy a new scented candle
69. Host a murder mystery party
70. Decorate trick-or-treat buckets with the little ones in your life
71. Make sloe gin
72. Buy fresh food from a local farmer’s market
73. Bake lots of cinnamon and ginger treats
74. Dig out your favourite pair of boots
75. Indulge in dark lipstick and nail varnish
76. Watch a live sports game
77. Bring nature indoors and decorate with acorns, dry leaves and pinecones
78. Do a treetop walk
79. Make apple crumble
80. Visit a pick-your-own farm
81. Visit a pumpkin patch!
82. Donate to your local homeless shelter or refugee centre
83. Try apple bobbing
84. Make a garden photo time-lapse series to capture the change of season
85. Bake Cinnamon Swirls for breakfast
86. Spend a rainy day printing out your Instagram photos and make a new photo album
87. Learn to crochet
88. Go on a night-time nature walk
89. Make a safe home for animals to hibernate in your garden
90. Attend a Mop Fair (an old British tradition – history here)
91. Take part in The Great British Walk
92. Celebrate Autumn Equinox
93. Spend a day batch-cooking for your freezer
94. Eat the most epic roast dinner of your life
95. Make an autumn-inspired DIY/craft
96. Preserve fruits for the winter
97. Wear something orange
98. Invest in the warmest hat you can find
99. Buy a munchkin pumpkin
100. Make your own autumn bucket list with 10 things you will do this season
Autumn and Fall Bucket List Printables
Download a FREE autumn/fall bucket list PDF
Get your own free copy of our autumn bucket list by simply filling in the box above. Once you confirm your email is real you will automatically receive the link and password to our exclusive resource library where you can choose your PDF. Click and save the PDF to your computer and print at home.
Choose from either the A4-sized ‘Autumn Bucket List‘ or the US Letter-sized ‘Fall Bucket List’.
Enjoy doing all the activities in autumn!
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