Autumn is my absolute favourite season! However, even I will admit that the crisp air, dark evenings and soggy weather can put a bit of a damper on the whole ‘Date Day/Date Night’ vibe. After all the fun of summer, autumn can seem a bit dreary and slow, but there’s still loads of stuff to get out and do! If you’re on the lookout for some date ideas to carry you through autumn, you’re in luck as there are loads of fun, festive activities to get stuck into. Here are my top 5 autumn dates, guaranteed to carry on the magic of romance through the autumn months.
1. Go for a long autumnal walk.
I love a good walk in the autumn months! Find your hats, scarves and coats – throw on your wellies or walking shoes and lose yourself in nature. Autumn is a beautiful time to be in nature and the crisp autumn breeze is very refreshing! I love finding new places to explore as a couple and there are a few apps that I use to help plan out hikes. My favourite at the moment is the ‘All Trails’ app. I also love to do a good old google search for the best walks in my area. Going for a nice long walk is one of my favourite autumn dates, it gives you the chance to get back to the simple things and talk to your partner without any distractions. Plus, I think going on a nice long walk is good for the soul, not to mention your physical and mental health.
2. Pick up some pumpkins at your local pumpkin patch
Who doesn’t love a bit of childish fun? So maybe it’s not for everyone, but visiting your local pumpkin patch and finding ‘the one’ is a fun way to spend the afternoon together and enjoy some quality couples time. We usually pick out pumpkin up at the Blackmoor Apple Day event which takes place locally to us in October. It’s a nice day out and you can reward your pumpkin picking skills with a nice cup of mulled cider! I’ll admit that a lot of my favourite autumn dates involved cider, usually mulled. It’s the Cornish roots, I’m sure.
3. Plan a trip to Oktoberfest or visit your local Oktoberfest celebrations.
My other half is half German so he’s always up for some good Oktoberfest celebrations! We’re yet to visit the real thing up in Munich, but there are quite a few festivals that are just a stone’s throw away from our home town. Drink beer, dress up, eat great food and experience an authentic Oompah band! If you’re looking for a thoroughly ‘adult’ evening out, Oktoberfest is perfect.
4. Apple picking and cider tasting
Following on with the alcohol theme, you can’t beat a good bit of cider tasting! Loads of brewery’s offer cider tastings and tours, so it’s worth having a look to see if there’s anything in your local area. Alternatively, you could try your hand at making your own scrumpy cider by picking your own apples (or foraging for them) and following some home brew instructions. If cider isn’t your thing, you could try your hand at some couples cookery and whip up a fancy apple pie to share.
5. Cosy up and have a movie night.
One of my favourite things about the autumn and winter months is that magical feeling when you’re all snuggled up on the sofa and the rain outside is lashing against the window. It’s even better if you’re lucky enough to have a big roaring fire in your living room. The noise of the wind and the rain just really ramps up the cosy levels. Here are my Top 5 Essentials For A Cosy Autumn Night In; don’t forget to set the scene with some seasonal candles too. Back in the old days, having a movie night meant popping to Blockbusters, but now, thanks to Netflix, Now TV and Amazon Prime, you can choose something that suits you both without having to step out into that horrible wind and rain!
There you have it. 5 seasonal date ideas to help you make the most of the autumn months as a couple. If you have any other ideas for stunning autumn dates that you think should be on the list, feel free to tweet me @gloryiscalling or leave them in a comment below!