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Looking for some autumn activity ideas? Look no further!

Art & Creating


Welcome to Muddy Faces Inspirations: bringing together activities & ideas with a specific theme, to inspire your time outdoors playing, learning & connecting with nature. Follow the highlighted links to take you to our step-by-step activity guides.

We love autumn at Muddy Faces. The nights start to get longer - time to get cosy; the leaves are changing colour - perfect for some autumn craft. We’ve gathered all our autumn activities into one place to give you some autumn inspiration!

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Some berries can still be seen in the autumn.
Check out our INSPIRATIONS - Berries for more berry activities.


Conkers are a wonderful resource for autumn activities. If you want to ignite your conker creativity then check out our INSPIRATIONS - Conkers.

Autumn leaves:

As the leaves change colour in the autumn we become surrounded with a gorgeous palette of natural colours. Leaves are a wonderful resource to use and get crafty with – take a peek at our INSPIRATIONS - Leaves.


Male house spiders can be seen out and about in the autumn as they try to find a mate. Here are a few spider craft activities:

Draw or paint a spiders web:

Simple steps to draw a spider’s web - the starting point for lots of fun activities.

String spiders web:

Just two simple materials & a little manual dexterity can create stunning geometric shapes.

Painted pumpkins:

A fun hand-painted Halloween decoration, perfect to hang indoors or out.

Spider and web garland:

Create an autumn-themed painted disc garland – great for Halloween.

Make your own broom:

Have a go at our broomstick-making activity; a useful cleaning tool for any mud kitchen and with a bit of imagination… perhaps it will fly!

Go on a tree identification walk:

Take this tree ID set with you to identify the fruit, leaves & trees you see. Available from the Muddy Faces shop.

Plant tree seeds:

Gathering & growing local seeds helps strengthen biodiversity, and enhances wellbeing & environmental consideration.

Books and bits:

Check out these lovely autumnal fiction and non-fiction books for inspiration.

Autumn Inspirations - free pdf download

First appeared in issue 3 of the Outdoor Practitioner - our free online magazine - Autumn 2021.

Autumn Inspirations

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Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.

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