Let’s go an autumn adventure… I wonder what we’ll see?
On a crisp and chilly walk wrapped up all cosily!
From Stourhead, Moors Valley, Giant’s Causeway and more,
Here’s some fab autumnal places for us to explore!
Devil’s Dyke, West Sussex
Five miles north of Brighton, Devil’s Dyke offers stunning views, from a working farm nestled among rolling hills to old chalk pits, and is vibrant and colourful all year round. In autumn the hills are transformed into a breath-taking haze of purple. Find out more.
The house has some stunning interiors and interesting history, being one of the first houses built in the fashionable Palladian style. The Walled-Garden is a fabulous place where you can explore the selection of plants and statues on display. The world famous 18th century landscape garden is truly breathtaking with a beautiful lake at its centre and fascinating temples and grottoes to explore. Find out more.
Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood
Located in the New Forest, by Ashley Heath and covering 1000 acres, there is something for everyone at Moors Valley Country Park. You can walk, cycle, go on the authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even “Go Ape” on the fantastic tree top adventure! There is plenty of fun to be had in the play areas and you can relax in the restaurant. Find out more.
Burley, New Forest
What better way to experience autumn than by exploring this vast forest? It used to be the home of white witch Sybil Leek in the 1950’s… perfect for Halloween visits! There are plenty of walks in Burley, meaning you can take in autumn’s changing leaves, and pay a visit to their tea rooms for any rumbling tums! Find out more.
Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
The gardens and estate are world famous at Stourhead. In autumn it’s a great place to see the huge range of colours on the trees and crunch through the mountains of leaves. There’s lots of exciting activities that the family can try including Tree Climbing Experiences. Find out more.
Dinefwr Park, South Wales
Dinefwr’s historic parkland is famed for its abundance of wildlife and stunning valley views, making it a fab place to take in some stunning views during autumn. This is a great location for spotting wildlife, as well as a seventeenth-century mansion and medieval castle. There’s also a children’s woodland play area where they can let off some steam and the adults can relax (or join in!). Find out more.
Carding Mall Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire
This area, which covers around 2000 hectares, is renowned for having outstanding natural beauty and is hugely important for wildlife, as well as landscape, geology and archaeology. Follow the stream up to the dark-blue reservoir, and you will finish at the beautiful Lightspout waterfall. Find out more.
The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
Throughout the year these lovely gardens are full of life and colour. There’s also a magical giant treehouse that the kids will love exploring, which is one of the largest in the world! Cross the wobbly rope bridges (suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs) to find a tree tops restaurant. Find out more.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan; St Austell, Cornwall
The Lost Gardens of Heligan cover over 200 acres. You can walk through the jungle where there are tropical trees, colourful plants and vibrant foliage creating an exotic oasis; it’s hard to believe you’re still in Cornwall! Find out more.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
According to legend this area was once part of a causeway between Ireland and Scotland that was built by a giant. Nowadays the UNESCO World Heritage site consists of over 40,000 basalt columns creating the unusual landscape. Keep any eye out for the Giant’s Boot and the Wishing Chair. Find out more.
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