Mums & Tots Round-up: Autumn inspired activity ideas

Autumn is most definitely my favourite time of year. There are so many gorgeous colours around and with crunchy leaves beneath your feet, it is just magical. 

Children love autumn too, with conker picking and welly wearing, it is lots of fun for all ages. 

I thought it would be nice to round up some autumn inspired activities, to give you ideas for the coming weeks. So throw on a coat, a pair of old wellies and jump in!  


These biscuits from 3 Little Ladies and Me look delicious! Mine have all been involved in baking since they were one, so these are perfect! 

I love blackberry picking and 3 Princesses and 1 Dude has a brilliant kid-friendly recipe to use them all up! 


Children love picking leaves and what better way to use them than to make cute foxes! Quite Frankly She Said has a great post about showing you how to make them.  

Another leafy idea from Let Them Be Small – making hedgehogs. Such fun! 

If they love painting, then painting leaves is such a simple idea here from Mummy’s Magical Mayhem

This idea from The Inspiration Edit is great for all year round, but her monster stones are a great way to tie in with Halloween. 

She also has a how-to for fantastic sensory bottles, perfect for inquisitive little ones. As well as an edible Halloween sensory bin – I love it! 

These conker snails from The Joy of Five are now on my to-do list. What a fab way to use your autumn treasures! 

Rock and Roll Pussycat has a brilliant toddler craft using potatoes to make pumpkin prints – mine love paint so this will always be a winner! 

She also has a brilliant fireworks picture idea – I have never seen this method but will be using it from now on! 

For more autumn/ Halloween crafts, The Mum Diaries has a great review of a craft book for you. I love having books like this to hand, always handy to grab an idea for a rainy day. 

Pumpkin picking & other Halloween fun

You will probably notice Instagram going crazy with pumpkin patch photos. If you want to take your own then here are a few places by location: 


Lamb & Bear 

Hertfordshire / Essex

Katy Kicker

South West

The Parenting Trials shares some Halloween activites coming up. 

Surrey / Middlesex

Scandi Mummy 


The Mum Diaries 


Baby Holiday 


Bubba Blue and Me


Bubba Blue and Me

Hello Archie 


Life According to Mrs Shilts

East Midlands

Babies and Beauty

Scotland (Edinburgh)

Life with Boys


Little Ladies Big World


Emily and Indiana 


What Hannah Did Next

South Wales

Anklebiters Adventures shares different patches in the region. 

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, Nicola Says has made a very handy printable with 20 things to do this autumn, if you want to go print it out.

Isn’t autumn just brilliant for keeping kids entertained? You may think that colder weather means more time indoors but as my granny always said…

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”

So get outdoors, pick those leaves, berries, conkers and pumpkins and see what fun you can have! 

Next month I will be looking ahead to Christmas, so if you have any Christmas recipes, traditions or days out to share then email me [email protected].

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Katy is a busy mum of 3 and blogs over at What Katy Said, sharing tips to help other mums get more organised and make more time for themselves. Starting out as a way to help others, her award nominated blog has now become her full time career and she is regularly listed as one of the top 10 baby bloggers in the UK. Connect with her over on Twitter @WhatKatySaidUK.


  1. 18 October 2017 / 13:39

    Some of these are also great for us home educators whatever the age of the child – thanks

    • 18 October 2017 / 13:49

      Yes they can definitely be adapted for older ones too can’t they? x

  2. 20 October 2017 / 21:46

    There’s lots of great ideas on here Katy and thank you so much for sharing one my my posts 🙂 xxxx

  3. 20 October 2017 / 23:00

    This is a fab list and there are some great ideas here for Autumn. Thanks for sharing.