Our Autumn Bucket List

If you’re a regular reader you will know just how much I love a seasonal bucket list. The last one I shared was our Spring Bucket List which you can read here. I never got around to sharing a Summer one but to be honest we were still ticking things off our Spring one throughout the Summer months too 😉

Autumn is my all time favourite season and I start counting down to it from the end of August much to most peoples horror! I’m all about the cosy evenings by the fire and chilly autumnal walks with my favourites. I wrote this post last year sharing my favourite ten things about Autumn.  So to share my excitement about tomorrow officially being the first day of Autumn I thought I’d share a few of the fun things we’re planning on getting up to throughout the Autumn months this year!

  • Apple Picking. I’m planning on actually picking the apples from our apple trees in the garden this year rather than letting them fall to the ground and rot like last year (oops) and whip up some of our favourite apple recipes! I’ll be sharing these on the blog no doubt too!
  • Family Bike Ride. We don’t actually own bikes ourselves although I would love to get some but there are a couple of places local to us that you can rent them from for a few hours so I’d love to try and do this and take a picnic and a flask of hot chocolate on a weekend before it gets too chilly!
  • Pumpkin Patch. This has become a bit of a tradition for us now, we’ve been the last two years and always have such fun picking out a few pumpkins to take home with us. I may even attempt a pumpkin recipe this year too.
  • Bonfire Night. Last year was Bella’s first firework display and she absolutely loved it and I reckon she’ll enjoy it even more this year now she’s that bit older so we’ll try and squeeze in a couple.
  • Birthdays. Bella and I are both have November birthdays so there will be lots of birthday celebrations in our house. Plans are already underway for Bella’s third birthday and I can’t wait to share them all with you!
  • First Cinema Trip. I’ve been thinking about taking Bella to the cinema for a while now but figured she probably wasn’t quite old enough. But I’m thinking it might be a fun thing to do together as a family as part of her third birthday celebrations.
  • Center Parcs. At the end of November we are heading to Center Parcs with my family for a little woodland break and I’m so so excited. I think it will be lovely to have a little down time befor the madness of Christmas hits and the fact that they have their winter wonderland on when we go will no doubt help us all get into the festive spirit!
  • Crafting. Bella absolutely adores all things crafty lately so I’d love to try and do some little projects with her incorporating some Autumn leaves and pine cones etc.
  • Slow Cooker. I can’t wait to dig my slow cooker out again and start making lots of hearty stews, soups and casseroles. I’m going to try to use it at least once a week and I’d really like to give some new more adventurous slow cooker recipes a go too!
  • Stick Man Trail. On my Spring bucket list I said that we wanted to complete the Gruffalo trail but we never did get around to it so I am determined to take Bella to do the stick man trail at some point this Autumn!


What’s on your Autumn bucket list this year?

Harriet XO 


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  • Joanna

    I’m going to do an autumn bucket list its my favorite season will definetly be doing some the same as u.

    September 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Look forward to reading your list too lovely! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is my favourite season! I really want to go apple picking, but we can’t find anywhere to do it near us.

    September 23, 2016 at 8:25 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Ohh no how annoying! I think our local strawberry pick your own has apple trees, but luckily we have plenty in our own garden! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:22 am Reply
  • Emma | TheMiniMesAndMe

    We’ve never been to Center Parcs – have an amazing time!

    September 23, 2016 at 10:55 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Thanks Emma! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:21 am Reply
  • Chloe Ciliberto

    Absolutely great list. I love Autumn so much. We’re going to miss it this year as we’re going somewhere hotter for a while. I’m going to miss the crunchy leaves and apple picking. x

    September 24, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Thanks Chloe. Oooh of course! Well enjoy every second of the sunshine! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:21 am Reply
  • This Mama Life

    I never used to be the biggest fan of autumn (used to be a summer and winter girl) but it’s really grown on my the past couple years! I love the anticipation of winter and Christmas just being around the corner! Loving your bucket list. I’ll have to add some of those to mine 🙂 x

    September 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      I think once you have Kids then you appreciate Autumn so much more as you don’t have to worry about it being too hot or too cold! Thanks Sarah, look forward to reading yours! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    Great list of things to do, I’m so jealous that your off to Centre Parcs, we love Center Parcs and such great family fun!

    September 25, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Thanks lovely. I haven’t ever been to a UK one, only one in France so I am super excited! 🙂 xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Emma @sophieellaandme

    Some lovely things on your bucket list! I’d love to take Sophie to the cinema soon too! It sounds like you’ve got a busy, but fun few months ahead! 🙂 x

    September 25, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Thanks Emma! Will definitely be a busy few months but hopefully we’ll make lots of lovely memories! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Janine Dolan

    I don’t have a slow cooker but I have considered buying one because I heard so many people talking about it
    Carving pumpkins is definitely on our list and maybe collecting leaves to make something out of it. I am not too pushed about what we do during the autumn period.

    September 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Definitely get yourself a slow cooker Janine! I love mine during the colder months! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply
  • K I M B E R L E Y ohjustmylittleblog

    I wasn’t quite ready for summer to be over but this has got me excited for autumn! Determined to make it to a fireworks display as we’ve failed the past couple of years! x

    September 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      We had a couple of years like that when B was first born and I was so sad to miss them! We have a couple pencilled in this year! 🙂 xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Kate+

    Aah you’ve made me feel so excited for the next few weeks and months. You’ve also made me want a slow cooker. May have to make a cheeky autumn purchase 😉

    September 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm Reply
    • Harriet

      Doooo it! I promise to share yummy slow cooker recipes soon too! 😉 xxx

      September 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Luz T

    I loved your list. Apply picking is a great idea. I also made a seasonal list. You can check it out at:

    September 28, 2016 at 6:41 am Reply
    • Harriet

      Thank you – I will have to check your list out too! xo

      September 30, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply
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