Traveling in autumn is the best time to travel everything is beautiful! But a lot of places area also closing for the winter months. So, if you’re like me and wanting to travel and get out there in autumn then you wont regret reading this post, autumns about natural beauty, awesome scare and the night sky being lit up by fireworks. So, what’s on in the UK during this time of year?
Scare fest! This is an event that takes place at Alton towers theme park every year and every year I tell myself I am going. And every year I don’t go but as soon as me and my friends all have the money ill be buying my ticket because I don’t want to miss it again, the event starts on the 6th of October and ends on the 2nd of November. And not to mention they’re setting up a brand-new maze that’s supposed to be bigger and scarier, now if you’re like me and have little ones these events won’t let them in however they do have family scare days! So, you can bring the kids! Its supposed to cute and fun and still have a bit of thrill for your little ones.
Museums, galleries and houses are amazing to go and visit, me and my family all have national trust passes and with a location on every doorstep we take advantage of this a lot best of all you don’t have to pay if you have your pass, and they don’t cost much annually mine costed £30 a year. That’s it. My children at the moment are free but will only cost me £10 a year and my partners has just gone up to £60 a year. But we can go to so many beautiful places and learn some beautiful things. And even if you’ve been once I can guarantee you’ll learn something new if you go again. Its wonderful, each place has a cute café where you can grab some hot soup (the vegetable one is beautiful!) or a warm sausage roll (rhubarb sausage rolls are the best by far!) have a mug of hot chocolate and explore! So many rooms, gardens etc to wonder and they’re so educational but fun at the same time.
Warwick castle, this absolute beauty is something me and my partner have discussed about taking our children in the summer holidays. But in the autumn this place turns into something spooky, with hauntings and spooky mysteries and a grand finale of a fireball trebuchet. These come with 3 levels of spookiness from a horrible history maze right the way through a plaque battle escape and a séance. Pick what type of scare you want and the experience will definitely live up to it, or so I’ve herd reading more about it makes me want to bring my two terrors. But they’re scarier than any ghost.
The lakes at the lake district is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, it beautiful and peaceful I even persuade my partner (who wasn’t even my partner at the time) to go there with me on our day of work one time and it was the prettiest place I’d ever seen, and we went in autumn too, it’s was like something from a fairytale, we stopped at a little local village and had a walk round, they had a market on but where just packing up so we went and got lunch instead but by god it was magical. Its picturesque there and perfect if you want some autumn shot or a fall getaway for a weekend.
Keep it local, I find autumn and winter the better months to stay local and only venture for day trips or weekends away my reason is simple, there’s a lot of activities to do in doors and with the children and other family, like pumpkin carving and making toffee apples. It’s honestly one of the most adorable traditions to do in autumn, my family has a huge BBQ at my grandparents house and we have a drink light fireworks dress up in Halloween costumes and play with sparklers and we do this every year! I do personally want to go bigger next year, as I want to invite friends, family and neighbors and then go the whole 10 yards, with apple bobbing and other games, topped off with spooky music. But we shall see where I am with my life in that time, who knows I might have a big enough house to do that?