Now the leaves are well and truly falling from the trees, as we head into mid-November. The dark, cold nights are upon us as we get closer and closer to December. So what can we do when the snow showers arrive, well we have thought of a few ideas to keep you busy this season.
Helping Hedgehogs find a home
Take an old wooden box or crate and turn it upside down, cover it with the leaves that are on the ground, various stones and soil. Also, make sure it is well hidden, for example behind a shed or under some logs, so that other predators don’t attack the hedgehogs. Hibernating hedgehogs don’t like to be disturbed so putting it in a quiet place will most likely encourage more visitors. Facing the entrance of your little hedgehog home away from the north or north-east will stop some of the wind from blowing inside. If you are getting your little ones to help with this autumn activity, remember to let them know that once the little shelter is set up that they shouldn’t go touching it, as this may upset any hedgehogs that are sleeping there.
Unfortunately, we have just heard about this amazing Enchanted Forest walk in Perthshire, which has an amazing display of lights and sounds. But this opportunity is only on over October time, so it might be good to bear in mind when you want something to do next year. As you wander on the path, trees glow and music plays, there is also mulled wine and hot chocolate available. More information is available > http://www.enchantedforest.org.uk/
Yorkshire offers lots of wonderful places for walks this autumn time, for example; The Calderdale Way, West Yorkshire and Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. The Calderdale Way is a 50-mile circular walk, boasting views from the Bronte moorland to the canal and woodlands. Upper Wharfedale has wonderful views and also has a little pub for that well-deserved pint from The Falcon.
Family Sculpture Workshops at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park are putting on a range of activities, such as the Capture, Snap, Play (Photography workshop for tiny children – suitable for ages 3-6); Night in the Museum, Screen Printing (is great for the young artists in the family – suitable for ages 6+); and Bits and Pieces workshop. More information: https://www.yorkshireattractions.org/events/family-sculpture-workshops-yorkshire-sculpture-park
Stockeld Park’s Christmas Adventure
Stockeld park has a lot on this autumn, from Santa’s Grotto (19th October – 3rd January), Santa’s Arrival and Parade (12th & 13th November) with a chance to meet reindeers, and there is a raffle in which your child could win the chance to have a seat alongside Santa in the parade. If you miss the Santa’s parade then there is the Camel parade with rides on 19th & 20th November. This parade is taking the theme from ‘We Three Kings of Orient’, offering camel rides for only £5. More information: https://www.yorkshireattractions.org/events/stockeld-parks-christmas-adventure-2
Let us knowing what you are planning this autumn, or if you hear of any more amazing events this November by commenting below or post to our social media sites.