50 things to do this autumn at Ormesby Hall

A toddler jumping in muddy puddles

There are some things on your 50 things list which can only be completed in autumn, so put on your coats and pull on your wellies and get exploring.

Number 1: Climb a tree

There are plenty of trees on the estate and in the garden which are great for climbing. Have a practice on the fallen trees in the woodland for a practice first.

Number 4: Build a den

Build yourself a shelter from the rain in the nearby woodlands and discover the unexplored parts of the garden.

Number 6: Run around in the rain

There will be plenty of opportunities to run around in the rain this autumn and winter so you should easily tick this one off and have great fun splashing in muddy puddles. 

Number 10: Play conkers

In late autumn search the woodland for chestnut trees to collect some conkers.

Number 12: Make a trail with sticks

Gather up lots of sticks so that you can lay them on the ground in the shape of arrows. Then you just need to find someone to follow your trail to the end!

Number 18: Create some wild art

Collect twigs, leaves, feathers and other fallen items in the garden to create a piece of wild art.

Number 21: Pick blackberries growing in the wild

Why not take the family foraging? Go on the estate walk in early autumn and see if you can find the blackberry bushes.

Number 31: Hunt for bugs

The gardens are home to all kinds of bugs, from spiders, woodlice, centipedes and worms to name a few. Have a peek inside the bug homes around the garden and look under logs and leaves to see which bugs you can spot this autumn.

Number 33: Catch a falling leaf

Look up to the canopies of the trees to see the changing colours and catch a falling leaf. How many can you catch? Can you find different shapes, sizes and colours?

Number 34: Go bird watching

Autumn is a great time to spot birds. Find a spot to sit quietly to listen to bird song and see how many different birds you can spot at this time of year