Although the weather may be cooling down, there’s still plenty of fun to be had outdoors and indoors with your significant other. Autumn is the time for apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, and of course, gorgeous foliage.
Here are seven great ideas for autumn weekend activities that couples can enjoy together!
Get Outdoors and Take In the Fall Foliage
One of the best things about autumn is the incredible array of colours that appear in the leaves of trees and plants. Going for a hike or a walk together is a great way to take in all the natural beauty.
If you live in an area with good public transportation, hop on a train or bus and explore parts of your city or town that you haven’t been to before. Getting some fresh air and exercise is always a good idea, and you never know what hidden gems you might discover.
You could even pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in a nearby park or forest. Make sure to bring along a blanket to sit on and enjoy the lovely weather – and wrap up warm in case it starts to get chilly!
Go Apple Picking
What better way to enjoy the autumn season than by picking your own apples? This is a fun activity that can be combined with making apple pies or other apple-based desserts – which is a whole new idea for a date night in itself!
If you don’t have an apple tree in your backyard, no problem! There are usually plenty of farms and Orchards that offer pick-your-own apple days. This can make for a fun day trip with your partner or even visit with a group of friends.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin picking is a perfect activity for autumn weekends. Wrap up warm in your cosy coats, scarves and hats and head out to a local pumpkin patch. Once you’ve picked your pumpkins, you could even carve them together and make some spooky lanterns for Halloween!
Once you’ve got your pumpkins, you can make all sorts of fun Halloween-themed decorations – or even better, turn them into a delicious pumpkin pie.
If you’re feeling really creative, you could even try your hand at carving a jack-o-lantern! This is a great activity to do together and can be a lot of fun. Just make sure to roast the pumpkin seeds afterwards for a tasty snack.
Drink Warm Apple Cider
What could be more autumnal than drinking warm apple cider? This is a great activity to do together, especially if you’ve just been apple-picking!
You can find recipes for making your own cider online or even buy it from a local farm or Orchard. If you’re feeling really festive, you could add a shot of whiskey or rum to your cider for a delicious and warming drink.
If you’re not a fan of apple cider, you could also try making hot chocolate or coffee. This is a great way to warm up on a cold autumn day.
This is a classic autumn activity that’s perfect for couples. Carving pumpkins is a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit, and you can even make a competition out of it!
The hardest part about carving pumpkins is usually deciding on a design. You could look online for inspiration or even carve each other’s names into your pumpkins.
Once you’ve carved your pumpkins, you can put them on display in your front yard or even use them as lanterns to light up a Halloween party.
Watch Classic Halloween Movies
Halloween is the perfect time to watch all those classic horror movies that you love. This is one of our favourite autumn at-home date ideas! It is a great activity to do together, especially if you’re both big fans of the genre.
Get into the spirit of things by making some popcorn and settling in for a scary movie marathon. Some of our favourites include The Exorcist, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen.
If you’re not a fan of horror movies, you could always watch some Halloween-themed episodes of your favourite TV shows instead. We love watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes at this time of year!
Explore a Corn Maze
Corn mazes are another great activity for couples or groups of friends. They can be a lot of fun to navigate through, especially if you get lost! Most corn mazes have exit signs, so don’t worry – you won’t be stuck in there forever.
Don’t forget to take some snacks and drinks with you, as well as a map of the maze if one is available!
So there you have it, our top picks for autumn at-home date ideas. We hope you have a great time trying out some of these ideas and making some wonderful memories with your loved ones. And who says you only have to try these out with your partner? These ideas would be great for a group of friends too!