Autumn is hands down my favourite season, I’m definitely wild about Autumn. Chunky knits, hot chocolates a plenty, beautiful colours and a mix of wonderful weathers that can be delightful and dramatic all within half an hour.
I’m sat here writing this, cosy inside as the rain is beating down against my window and oddly I’m looking forward to the school run. Because on the way home we can jump in puddles and run and splash and get as cold and wet as we please, knowing that home is waiting with warm blankets and a hot drink. The perfect way to brighten my very grey day will be splishy, sploshy fun with my kid.
I think that’s why I love Autumn so much. The adventures we get to have. So long as you have a good pair of wellies, some waterproofs and warm clothes you can make the most of the outdoors regardless of what type of Autumn day you have.
Our favourote things to do are jump in the crisp leaves and throw them high in the air. We love to walk across the fields and see how many squelchy mud monsters we can find. Torchlit walks in the evenings, well from 4pm onwards of we’re honest, are so much fun, anything is an adventure in the dark. Not to mention visiting some of our favourite summer haunts when they are nice and quiet.
We were blessed with a freezing cold but very sunny day over the weekend so decided to take our adventures to the beach. I actually prefer the beach during the Autumn months, it’s quieter and far more civilised, not to mention absolutely beautiful.
We walked along the front, playing games by jumping over different coloured paving slabs, sorry lava. We skipped and were silly the whole length of the beach. Until we reached the lake garden at the far end of the prom, we meandered in and out of the maze of paths and crossed all the bridges. We watched the ducks and spent ages at the boating lake watching the model boats being sailed round the mini buoys and carefully avoiding each other.
When we got cold from standing too long we headed back to the front, a lovely long walk that warmed us up before grabbing fish and chips that we enjoyed watching the sea and seeing how many boats we could spot.
All we needed for a fun adventure was the willingness to go out despite the cold and a warm coat. We had a great day filled with giggles and fresh air. We jumped over lava pools and marvelled at the mini lifeboat and police cruiser sailing the lake. We found a sun dial and chatted about they worked and we certainly blew those cobwebs away.
A perfect Autumn adventure.
Disclosure – This is an entry to the Wild about Autumn Blogger Challenge created by AliKats Mountain Holidays and Going Wild authors Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield, you can read more about the challenge here.