Autumn Walks

Autumn Walks

We have all been full of colds in the house this past week, and Mr D was particularly under the weather yesterday. I had planned to head to the local village to drop some things in to the charity shops and to play in the park, but Miss E went for a long nap (that I had to wake her from) and Mr D didn’t want to do much more than cuddle on the sofa whilst enjoying a bit of TV and reading some stories.

The day felt a bit wasted so I was keen to make the most of today. Mr D and I started the day by making a red pepper and tomato quiche and then the four of us headed out for a walk.

autumn treasure hunt

We had planned to head along the canal but came across a footpath that we haven’t walked along before. We soon found ourselves near some woodland so went for a walk along there. We hadn’t known the woodland was there (it’s at the back of a housing estate we don’t ever have cause to go through) but we had a lovely walk through and ended up over looking a fabulous view of the city. We pointed out Scout Moor to Mr D (close to where his Nana and Grandad live) and mentioned some other landmarks too. I think we will head back there to watch the fireworks in a few weeks time.

Autumn hunt

Whilst out on our walk I had printed the children an autumn hunt checklist. Mr D had a bag with him and we gathered some leaves, acorns, two pinecones and a conker. We didn’t spot any horse chestnut cases but we did manage to spot some berries and squirrels. I’ll be using the checklist again next time we head out for a walk as both the children enjoyed looking for the bits and pieces and it was a nice tie in to our weather (and seasons) learning that we have been doing.

autumn treasure hunt

Mr D really enjoyed the walk, as did we. It was nice to get out and explore our immediate area much more than we usually do. Mr D (and Miss E) were very excited to show Grandma and Grandad their collection of autumn treasures.

autumn treasure hunt
Spotting squirrels
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  1. 29th September 2015 / 07:57

    This looks like a perfect walk. Hope you all feel better:)


    • 29th September 2015 / 12:44

      thanks, my children are still not right (Miss E currently asleep) x

  2. 29th September 2015 / 08:04

    Hop you feel better! I’ve recently contracted my first Autumn cold, not fun. I do love Autumn though and can’t wait to get out and play in the leaves. #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • 29th September 2015 / 12:43

      oh no – hope you are better soon. It’s rubbish isn’t it? My LG is currently fast asleep (has been for a while now). She is so snotty and fed up 🙁 x

  3. booandmaddie
    29th September 2015 / 12:08

    What a gorgeous view, and a treat to discover new places so nearby. I think there’s nothing better than getting out and about to explore the local area X

    • 29th September 2015 / 12:43

      I know – it was lovely just to walk around with no real destination or plan x

  4. 29th September 2015 / 12:11

    Lovely to get out for some fresh air and a nice woodland walk is always good. nice to see some autumn treasures being collected. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • 29th September 2015 / 12:42

      thank you – still a bit of a grumpy house at the moment! I always love exploring and look forward to getting into the woodland again soon x

  5. 29th September 2015 / 12:54

    Hope you are feeling a bit better! It’s always good getting fresh air and what a lovely time of year to get out and explore! #LetKidsBeKids

    • 29th September 2015 / 12:55

      it is – autumn is my favourite time of year. thanks for stopping by to comment x

  6. 29th September 2015 / 13:01

    Oh my another gorgeous outdoor post. Autumn is wonderful for seeing the change in nature and sharing the magic with children. a stunning view to reward your walk too.

    • 29th September 2015 / 19:14

      thank you – I love getting outside with them both – it is nice that my eldest is noticing the changing seasons x

  7. 29th September 2015 / 23:17

    Sounds like a great activity. I must remember to do something like this when my daughter is older. #LetKidsBeKids

    • 30th September 2015 / 07:58

      it was great and it helped to keep Mr d motivated to walk and hunt for things when he was getting tired x

  8. 30th September 2015 / 09:46

    This looks like a lovely day out, and I love the Autumn checklist as well, what a great idea! Becky x

  9. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    30th September 2015 / 09:50

    Aw love autumnal walks, such a good time of year for nature hunts! Xx

    • 5th October 2015 / 08:01

      it is isn’t it – so much to discover x

  10. 30th September 2015 / 09:52

    I love finding new walks nearby – there’s so many to discover. The autumn hunt checklist is a great idea! #whatevertheweather

    • 5th October 2015 / 08:01

      it was great as it really helped keep them engaged and walking when they were beginning to tire!

  11. Elizabeth
    30th September 2015 / 11:01

    I literally just walked in from a leaf collecting walk! So much fun… now to dry them for some crafting fun after naps. The weather here has been perfect so I’m happy to get out whenever we can. #WhatevertheWeather

    • 5th October 2015 / 08:00

      ah, what crafts did you do with the leaves?

  12. 30th September 2015 / 12:13

    A shame there’s a sick bug, hope everyone’s on the mend now? I love exploring new paths, especially when there’s so many new things to find. Great idea to bring an autumn checklist with you and a bag! That does look like an amazing view for bonfire night, you should see tons of fireworks from there!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • 5th October 2015 / 08:00

      yes think we are more or less back to normal – just seems to be the change in seasons that does it! the autumn checklist is great for keeping little ones motivated 🙂

  13. nourishingmyscholar
    1st October 2015 / 01:53

    Beautiful walk! W enjoy a good walk in nature as well. Thanks so much for sharing #letkidsbekids

    • 5th October 2015 / 07:57

      it’s lovely to just explore what is around you x

  14. 1st October 2015 / 13:51

    Gorgeous! Autumn walks are the best! xx

  15. 4th October 2015 / 04:16

    I love finding new local places to explore. Sounds as though you had a fab day, thanks for linking to #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

    • 5th October 2015 / 07:57

      we did – it’s always good fun to get out and explore x

  16. chloelifeunexpected
    4th October 2015 / 21:01

    Oh I love autumn walks like this! Especially when you’ve been cooped up and you need some fresh air (I can definitely relate to this this week because we’ve had some poorlyness and lots of sofa cuddle days!). We’re going on an autumn scavenger hunt this week! I can’t wait. We’ve been doing similar to you and teaching Evie about the seasons and the weather. We’ve done a lot of reading and fall activities and now she can pick out leaves and conkers etc we’re going to take her to the woods next week and get her to find some!
    It’s great that you’ve found a new place to go as well and with such a beautiful view! Thank you for linking this post to #whatevertheweather . I hope the quiche was yummy! x

    • 5th October 2015 / 07:56

      oh no – sorry you’ve all been under the weather – it’s that time of year isn’t it. Sounds like your LO has been enjoying the early autumn too. I can’t wait to do leaf/tree recognition when my two are a little older x

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