AD | Autumn is one of the best times of year for couples which may have something to do with all the cosy seasonal activities on offer. Most of which involved cuddling up at some point so it’s the perfect excuse to spend time with your partner at home, or by experiencing something new together.
But even if you’re a singleton Autumn could be the perfect season to get yourself out there and start dating again, and with free dating sites becoming the new go-to for meeting people it doesn’t have to cost you either. Which can be so important with Christmas right around the corner!
If you’re reading this thinking “but I’m not ready to date” or “I prefer my own company”, that’s perfectly OK too. Why not take a friend with you or try dating yourself instead?
No matter how you choose to spend this season, just make sure you enjoy it! And if you need a little inspiration, here are some great Autumn themed date ideas to get you in the mood (and most of them are completely free!).
Autumn themed date ideas
Stay in movie night
There’s nothing better than cuddling up under a blanket with your favourite hot drink and snacks. Pair that with a movie or two and you have the makings of the perfect evening in.
With Halloween right around the corner it’s a great time to perfect your pumpkin carving skills. From traditional jack-o-lanterns to more intricate stencilled designs, there’s so much to choose from, so grab a couple of pumpkins and see whose turns out best. 🎃
Check out local events
Search on your town or cities website or use Facebook events to find out what’s happening in your community. From hayrides to festivals and haunted houses to zombie walks there’s always something new to explore.
We’ve seen pirate walks, haunted hayrides and even scare mazes before! So there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy; and if you’re in the USA, try looking at an american dating site to find like minded people to go with you.
Visit a theme park
Both theme parks and amusements parks are full of Halloween themed events this time of year, such as Thorpe Park’s Fright Night. So if jump scares and rollercoasters are your idea of fun (they’re definitely one of mine) check out what events are happening in your home country and try out something new.
Catch the latest scary movie at the cinema
September and October tend to be the months when new horror movies are released, so it’s the perfect opportunity to see something new.
But if scary movies aren’t your cup of tea there are also family movies (such as the Addams Family) which you could try instead.
Visit a Pumpkin patch
Before you carve your pumpkin you’re going to need to buy one, right? Instead of heading to the supermarket why not pick your own at a local pumpkin patch? This has actually been on my Autumn wish list the past couple of years but I haven’t been to one, yet!
Go for a walk or hike
Wrap up warm and go for a long walk in the park or down to the beach if you live near one. A firm favourite of mine is grabbing a hot chocolate (soya milk of course) and strolling through Westonbirt Arboretum which is beautiful this time of year.
Play a board game or video game
Embrace your competitive side and challenge each other to a game of your choice. Our go-to is a card game or co-op video game.
Drive out into the countryside
Wake up early and find a pretty stop to watch the sunrise before exploring the surrounding area, make sure to have a great Autumn themed playlist with you, driving snacks and make a few romantic pit stops along the way.
Why not even bring some blankets and a laptop with you for a touch of star gazing followed by a movie night spend under the stars.
Go on a spooky tour
If you live a larger city there are often a wide range of spooky ghost tours on offer but it’s also worth searching for activities a little closer to home too. We recently found a ghost tour in nearby Bourton on the Water which we’re interested in.
One of my favourite city tours was the ghost bus tours I took in both London and Edinburgh, yes they’re a little silly but a lot of fun, and you learn a lot about the darker sides of history.
Bake something together
The options are endless when it comes to Autumn themed baking from pumpkin pies (which is a great way to use up that pumpkin you carved together 😉) and Halloween themed cookies to apple crumble cakes and toffee apples.
Watch a new show together
Autumn seems to be the season where new TV shows are released or your favourites come back on the screen. So load up on some drinks and snacks, grab a few blankets and cuddle up for a bit of binge watching.
Decorate for Halloween
Whether you’re decorating for yourselves, a Halloween party or for the trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood to see, why not do it together? And don’t forget to showcase those pumpkins you carved earlier. 😉
Read more: Halloween decorations for every budget
Visit a Maize Maze (or Corn Maze for my readers across the pond)
Either wander around together to find the centre of the maze or embrace your competiotive side and race each other. Loser buys coffee (or your hot drink of choice).
What Autumn themed activities do you love? Have you done any of the ones I’ve mentioned here? Let me know in the comments. 🎃
* This is a collaborative post.