We've come up with some fun activities for you to get up to this Autumn in Warrington.
Arty Autumn Crafts
Autumn is the perfect time to collect leaves, pine cones and fallen twigs to use in an art project. Make a colourful leaf collage, try your hand at leaf rubbing or make an acorn animal. For more creative ideas, such as making a mini-scarecrow or leaf bunting, take a look at www.activityvillage.co.uk/autumn-crafts.
We are lucky to have lots of fantastic parks, woods and forests on our doorstep. Pop on your wellies and head to Lumb Brook Park, Sankey Valley Park or Culcheth Linear Park if you fancy a spot of den building with friends.
Be sure to follow the family-friendly walking trails and you'll see lots of fallen branches in the wooded areas.
Wrap up warm, pull on your wellies, grab an umbrella and head outside! You can have lots of fun jumping in (muddy) puddles and running through the rain before heading home for a warm bath and a mug of hot chocolate!
Fly a Kite!
Kite flying is so much fun on a windy day! Flying a kite is fun for all ages, and a great way to get out in the fresh air. Whether you buy one or make one yourself, the satisfaction you and your children will feel once the kite is soaring high in the sky is brilliant! Make sure you find a big open space and avoid power lines trees and roads.
Lift Off Tip: Stand with your back to the wind!
Stargazing is a simple way to bring science alive for kids and share the beauty of the natural world. Taking the time to look up in wonder at the canopy of space is a powerful experience, which everyone in the family can enjoy.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/top-tips-for-stargazing to find out more.
Go on a Nature Trail
We've created this fab nature trail worksheet for you to use when you head out and about this Autumn.
Find these 10 things as you walk in the park or forest. Don't forget a pen or pencil to mark them off as you go! Just click here to download your own copy!
The days may be getting shorter and the weather chillier, but autumn is a perfect time to venture outside with the family. Wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and head out! An autumn stroll is a fantastic way to take in the fresh air and explore some local parks and woodlands. Best of all - it's FREE!
Lovely Leaves & Cracking Conkers
At this time of year our local parks are great places to stroll around; Tatton Park and Delamere Forest are two of the best and most colourful. See how much the colour of the trees have changed since the summer. Collect objects for the nature table at school, kick at piles of leaves or let off steam with a leaf fight.
Look out for horse chestnut trees and collect the best conkers you can find. Peel back the prickly shell, make a hole through the middle, thread with string and let the battle commence!
Feed the Birds
If you've collected some pine cones on your travels, it's easy to make a birdfeeder. Just fill them with lard, squish in some bird seed, hang from a tree and watch the birds enjoy their tasty treat.
Cook Up Halloween Treats
Halloween themed foodie treats are great fun to prepare (and eat!) and most are easy to make so even the littlest kitchen helper will be able to join in. Mummy Pizzas', Ghostly Strawberries' and Witches Hat Ice Cream Cones'. See www.raring2go.co.uk/warrington for recipes and more ideas.