For families

You can pick or collect apples from a tree this autumn © NTPL

You can pick or collect apples from a tree this autumn

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Autumn has it’s very own section in your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, with challenges that you literally can’t tick off at any other time of the year, like eating an apple from a tree or playing conkers.

Download your Midlands 50 things planner to see which autumn activities you could complete.

Discover wildtime and natural play

Children playing on the Hardwick play trail

Have a wild and imaginative time in some of our favourite play areas:

New woodland trail - Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Playful journeys - Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
Nature trail - Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire
Natural play area - Croome, Worcestershire

Catch a falling leaf this autumn © Ian Shaw

Catch a falling leaf this autumn

Catch a falling leaf

It's the best time of year to complete number 33 of your 50 things activities: catch a falling leaf.

The weather cools, the leaves change colour and start to fall to the ground, perfect for catching and crunching underfoot.

How many different trees can you identify from their leaves?