So I was thinking of saying something about how much I love autumn here… but I imagine you guys have already gathered that from our posts so far this month. Anyway, autumn definitely comes with its own traditions, so I thought I’d share a few of mine!
A trip to the pumpkin patch
For the past few years, Jordan and I have visited a pumpkin patch just before Halloween – we go to Farmer Copleys in Pontefract (which is apparently the biggest pumpkin festival in the UK!). It’s a very busy event at weekends and during school half term so we do try to go outside of these times – it’s usually just us and a few others visiting that way which means I can take bookish pumpkin photos to my hearts content.
Going for the first autumnal drink of the season
How can I talk about autumnal traditions without mentioning autumnal drinks in coffee shops? Usually I opt for a mulled cider but since I can’t drink this year, I’m excited to try Costa’s bonfire spiced cold brew. Starbucks are also doing a pumpkin spice loaf cake which sounds amazing!
Autumn drive & walk through the Peak District
This has become a tradition without me even noticing – we always seem to take a drive through the Peak District during autumn and so, naturally, stop off on the way for a walk through the woods as they turn orange.
Taking some woodland witch selfies
Again, this is something I always seem to do without meaning to – but how can I not when I’m basically camouflaged by red leaves?
Dressing up for Halloween for the fun of it
I’ve not been out for Halloween for years, even to parties – however, I love dressing up or at least dressing witchy so that I feel like I’m involved still. A couple of years ago I dressed up as one of my favourite film characters, Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, purely so I could take some spooky selfies.
I used to always go to a big local bonfire when I was younger. These days, our tradition for bonfire night tends to be watching fireworks from our house as it’s on a hill and easy to see across town!
Manchester Christmas Markets
Merging into winter a bit here, but since the markets open in late November and always have quite an autumnal feel to them, I thought I’d include them! I’ve been going to the Manchester Christmas markets for years, and for the past few years it’s been a trip that I do with my mum, and I love this little end of autumn/start of Christmas celebrations tradition that we have.
Do you guys have any autumnal traditions? Let us know in the comments!