Things To Do In October Half Term
Hands up if autumn is your favourite season!
Here at GW HQ, we absolutely love the leafy months for both business - read our article about why autumn is a great time to sell your house - and leisure. The beautiful autumnal colour schemes, fallen leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, misty mornings and cosy nights, Halloween fun. It’s a great time to really enjoy some quality time with your loved ones, especially with autumn half-term fast approaching. Of course there is also the fact that October marks just a few months until, that’s right, Santa Claus arrives! It’s just a very merry time, if you ask us.
As such, we would like to challenge all our clients to get out and about this autumn half-term and do something out of the ordinary. The UK is full of fantastic things to do this time of year and to make life easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite autumn attractions, right around the country. Enjoy!
- Go to the park
Despite being the UK’s business capital, London and its surrounds are packed full of parks looking particularly gorgeous in shades of yellow and orange this time of year. Some of the best parks to enjoy this season, according to TimeOut, include: Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park. If you are after something a little bit more unique, you can also check out the fallen leaves at Nunhead Cemetery, a Victorian burial site with huge areas that have been almost completely overtaken by nature. An ideal location to visit on a misty autumn day. On Saturdays, there is also the nearby Brockley Market, selling great local produce. Perhaps pick up some fresh pumpkins and make a beautiful warming soup for the family supper.
- Visit a market
Autumn is not just a time where the leaves fall, it is the beginning of something else very special - mulled wine season! The capital has tons of fabulous markets, but our pick is Spitalfields. Grab a mulled wine for the grown-ups, a hot chocolate for the kids, and take your time exploring the various food and fashion stalls in this East London gem.
Ever visited Somerset before? If not, you should certainly add it to your list this half-term! In this very quaint corner of England you’ll discover:
- Lytes Cary Gardens
An intimate medieval manor house with a arts and crafts garden, community allotments, productive orchard and lavender garden. Help yourself to an apple or two from the orchard and take in the breathtaking sites of this National Trust managed estate.
- Cheddar village, need we say more?
This beautiful countryside location gave its name to the popular cheese and has also been a centre for strawberry-growing. In addition to eating great dairy products, you can also visit the famous Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in the UK, including several fascinating caves.
Believe it or not, is not just known for its music festival. The town is also famous for its ancient and medieval sites including Glastonbury Tor, a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian times, and Glastonbury Abbey, a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. There are also many great museums in the area, including the centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal Museum where you can view Iron Age artefacts.
Our pick for families visiting the North West is the ancient town of Cheshire and its surrounds. Don’t miss out on a day at Delamere Forest, Cheshire’s largest area of woodland, where you can find some truly spectacular natural sights this autumn. If it’s chilly enough you might even get to see the stunning Blakemere lake ice over. How season appropriate!
Other great family-friendly activities to try out in Cheshire include:
- Fly a kite at Lyme
- Catch a falling leaf at Hare Hill
- Track wild animals at Formby
- Build a den at Dunham Massey
- Much more. Visit 50 Things To Do This Autumn for more ideas.
We’re sure few will disagree when we say that Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful places to visit during the autumn months. Cobbled streets, medieval buildings and fallen leaves are just a match made in heaven!
The National Trust makes a number of recommendations of fun activities for the fam in its article: Autumn Colour In Yorkshire
While you’re in the York area, you might even want to do a little property shopping if an affordable family home in a booming location with great schools is what you’re in the market for. The northern city was recently named the best place to live in the UK. Find out more… click here
If you do fall in love with any of these locations while on your autumn days out, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. GWlegal has almost 35 years’ experience in the property field and we can help you get into your dream home sooner rather than later.
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