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Autumn Activities to enjoy with the family

By Lisa McDonald  //  Thu 20th September 2018

Summer might have well and truly come to an end, but the fact that Autumn is just around does not mean that good times are coming to an end!

With a new season comes a whole new set of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. If you are looking for a little inspiration, then look no further. Here are a few ideas to get you started...…

Woodland Treasure Hunt

Autumn is an enchanting time to be in the woods and there's nothing more exciting and guaranteed to get the whole family involved than creating your own adventure. Arrange a Woodland treasure hunt of a lifetime, and lead your family on a journey through the fascinating woodland here at Escrick Park. Inspect the woodland floor to see what treasures can be found...

Leaves, how many different shapes, are any leaves still green? Acorns, can you find an oak tree? Cones, how many different shapes can you find? Nuts, how many different types of nuts can you find?>

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the deer as they are frequently spotted in the woodland.

Grow a wildflower meadow

Wild flower meadows can be sown in Autumn so what better time to start...

Growing a wildflower meadow can be a satisfying way of attracting wildlife, is beautiful to look at and you don't necessarily need lots of space. Once you have chosen where your plot will be, why not have a go at making 'seed bombs' with your children. These are a mixture of wildflower seeds, soil and clay. As the name suggests they can be used to create an explosion of native flora.

Give a Hog a home

Build a cosy hedgehog house and encourage those adorable creatures to rest, hibernate and raise there hoglets in your garden. Here you will find a simple step by step guide to help you get started from the Woodland Trust Nature Detectives. Once you have positioned the Hog House, the best way to see if a hedgehog has taken up residence is to leave damp sand or mud outside the entrance and keep an eye out for footprints. 

Home made tasty treat

The food we put out for the birds become steadily more important at this time, as seeds, fruits and insects become harder to find. Why not make your own tasty treats for the birds to enjoy in your garden. Take a look at the recipes for cookies cutter bird feeders and cheesy pine cone bird feeders. Check out other fun activities on the RSPB website.

You could create your own secret hideaway in a luxury holiday lodge at Hollicarrs Holiday Park, warm and cosy after a busy day!

If you are interested in investing in a rural holiday home, contact a member of the team.

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