Take part in our autumn challenge

We welcome autumn on the 23 September and with it, this year, our autumn challenge. Keep up to date with each weekly theme below and over half term check in daily for 'superchallenge' week! Share your pictures with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NTautumnchallenge

An iconic and picturesque time of year, September and October bring us crisp mornings, golden leaves, an abundance of seasonal foods and reunites us with some familiar friends. To connect everything the season has to offer, we invite you to join us on a quest to find the unique characteristics about autumn at our places or at home, and share them with us.

We will be kicking off the autumn challenge as we welcome the season on the 23 September and the weekly themes will run over four weeks. Keep an eye out for each theme on social media by following the hashtag #NTautumnchallenge on Twitter and Instagram. To finish off the challenge, we will be hosting a ‘superchallenge’ week over half term, setting a challenge for you and the family to take part in daily. 

Perhaps you will enjoy some seasonal cooking or get involved with pumpkin carving, you might find the perfect fallen leaf or chase a fiery sunset; whatever it might be... enjoy it, snap it and share it... are you up for the challenge?

The challenges
Hawthorn berries in the winter

Food glorious food

With the arrival of autumn and the cold weather creeping up on us, we welcome juicy berries, spooky pumpkins and heat up the hob for some heart-warming soups. Whether you like picking apples or foraging for nature’s larder, join week one of the autumn challenge. Get baking, hunting or cooking, but most importantly, snapping your favourite autumnal foods and share them with us.

Red mushroom at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Weird and wonderful nature

On your walks around our places, as you soak up the cold and crisp autumnal air, keep an eye out for the weird and wonderful sights that nature occasionally produces. Can you spot the dew on a cobweb? Or maybe colourful fungi hidden in the trees? Get out with your camera and share your weird and wonderful finds with us!

Autumn leaves hanging from tree

For the LOVE of trees

Sitting at the core of an iconic autumnal image is a tree shining countless tones of orange, yellow and bronze with leaves scattered beneath it. Autumn is known for its leafy nature so as the trees turn from luscious green to fiery reds embark on a walk to find the most picturesque forests, trees and leaves to take photos of.

Cows grazing at Hatfield Forest, shrouded in mist

Colour me happy

Following on from our trees and leaves challenge, we invite you to expand your collection of glorious autumnal colour photographs. Whether that be of a fiery sky, transformed salt marsh or colourful gardens, go on the hunt for iconic autumn colours and share your photographs, don't forget to use the hashtag #NTautumnchallenge!

Food glorious food postcard next to a pumpkin

Download your challenge postcard 

Why not pick up a postcard from one of our places or download your own to include in your photographs?