Freddy’s Top 10 Autumn Bucket List Activities
Summer's over and autumn is officially here!
Some of you may be a bit down in the dumps about waving goodbye to summer, but you shouldn't be. There is no better season than autumn to get out and explore the South West from our holiday parks.
If you're finding it tricky to find things to do on days out around our UK holiday parks, fear not, Freddy's here! I've put together an autumn bucket list containing my top 10 activities to do this season.
So without further ado...
There's no better season than autumn to highlight an amazing sunset. Whether you find a high point at Lands End, or settle down with a blanket on Woolacombe beach, sunsets in the South West are not to be missed.
The South West Coast Path covers over 300 miles of spectacular coastline, so there are no shortages of routes for you to explore from our holiday parks UK. One of my faves has to be the walk around Baggy Point, there are some superb views around there.
Another way to enjoy the autumn weather is on horseback. Mullacott Equestrian Centre, near our North Devon holiday parks, offer beach gallops, Exmoor rides or hacks around their 270 acres. If you're not the horsey type, you can swap the saddle for a quad bike and motor around their quality circuit!
September is still a good time of the year for bass fishing. Hooking in to one these beauties is great sport and it's a bonus that they taste great on the BBQ too! Head down to a local pier or beach for the perfect spot to land one.
Blackberry picking is a fun activity for families of all ages. There are some awesome and easily accessible spots for you to get picking – just remember to take a bag so you can bring them back and make some tasty treats.
Ask Cheffy why he loves autumn and he'll say "food festivals of course". He's right, there are loads of lush foodie events going on all around the South West! The Great Cornish Food Festival and Falmouth Oyster Festival are two that you can pencil in to your diaries.
The Lazard peninsula's Kynance Cove was recently voted as the best picnic spot in the South West, so a trip here with a blanket and basket of goodies should be on the cards. You can take in Kynance Cove down at the beach or on the cliff tops overlooking the turquoise seas.
How could I not include Halloween, one of the most exciting times during the autumn! Pumpkin carving is another all-family activity that everyone can get involved in and makes the perfect rainy day filler on your caravan holidays.
Scientists say leaves fall in autumn because there is less sunlight, but I think leaves actually fall because trees know how much fun we have jumping in to big piles of them. Nothing quite spells autumn like a playground of brown, orange and red leaves.
Rounding off my bucket list, and pulling all the other activities together is photography. By taking lots of impressive photos you can enjoy and reminisce on your memories for autumns to come.