Free and low cost things to do this autumn

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A lot of schools throughout the UK have already had their October half term however I realised only this week that ours actually starts on Friday!! I quickly started researching local (cheap!) attractions and have put together a list of free and low cost things to do this autumn because if I don’t plan, the week will just go to waste and the kids will be back at school before we know it!

Things to do during October  half term

Decorate the house for fall

I had hoped to get some fall decoration up before now but having just two weeks ago lost our eldest dog I haven’t felt up to it until now. If I don’t get it done this week then I will for sure involve the kids next week and decorate the house for fall and Halloween.

Visit a stately home

Locally to us we have Burton Constable Hall and Sewerby Hall that both have on low cost Halloween events. We are very fortunate that although our autumn half term is a week after a lot of other peoples around the country it’s smack bang on Halloween so we always have a lot of things to do.

Burton Constable entry is £11/adult and £6.50 a child (my 4 year old is just £1!).

They have a spooky bat trail, a pumpkin trail and a witches hat trail. They do face painting (£2), spooky story telling and have a fancy dress competition too!

I imagine we will be there pretty much all day!

Pick a pumpkin

I’m not sure if by next week there will be many left but it’s something I’ve never EVER done and I’d love some small cute pumpkins to add to my fall decoration 🙂

free and low cost things to do this  autumn 

Visit a garden Centre

Garden centres are another place that will no doubt be all done up for Halloween and autumn – some even have events on too!

Visit the woods!

I want (no no no I NEED!) some autumnal pictures for Instagram A-SAP! 😉



I hope this has given you a few ideas of free and low cost things to do this autumn & feel free to share with anyone that may benefit from this post as well.

Thanks for reading!

Kirsty x


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