Just because it's not Summer, don't shy away from great family adventures. Get Out With The Kids are here to help you get out there and enjoy yourselves despite the cooler weather...
Well, summer is well and truly past.
There are still some warm days, and it's a lot warmer than winter, but where we live, there's a cooler nip in the air and the leaves are starting to change colour, and the sky is often filled with birds migrating.
But saying Good Bye to the summer doesn't mean an end to getting out and exploring.
In fact, we find autumn a great time of year, especially for hiking.
What's more, whilst many people have prematurely started hibernating for the winter, you can visit many places without all the crowds.
Getting Away this time of year
Of course, if you have a caravan or motorhome with a heater, it should not bother you in the slightest that it's not summer.
Try to get away at the weekend. If possible, leave when the kids finish school on a Friday. You don't have to travel too far, and you can sneak in another mini-break.
Camping is also possible this time of year. If you hire a pitch with an electric hook-up then an electric heater could keep you warm - though not recommended to keep on through the night.
You might want to think about upgrading your sleeping bags, but you can make yourself warmer by insulating underneath your sleeping bag. Yes, that's right. If you take some extra blankets from home, insulate underneath your sleeping bag before putting the blanket on top. It will keep you much warmer...
We love camping this time of year, and it's a perfect time for campfires. Cook up some baked potatoes and a pot of chilli over the fire, with some baked apples to finish.
With the nights getting darker earlier, a campfire is great for keeping warm whilst telling ghost stories - especially with Halloween on the way.
Campfires are not allowed on all campsites so do check before you go to avoid disappointment.
Glamp it up
If the thought of camping sounds too much hassle, why not consider glamping?
A canvas bell tent with a wood burning stove will keep you very warm and toasty this time of year.
Go on then....
So just because the season is changing, don't shy away from having a few more family adventures.
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