5 Inexpensive Date Ideas For Fall
The weather is finally starting to cool down here in the U.K., for most people this is pretty disappointing, but I think it’s about time! Low temperatures mean thick, cozy sweaters and hot drinks – I can’t think of anything better. To me, this time of year is so romantic, the contrast of the warm colours of the autumn leaves and the cold weather makes for such beautiful scenery. Unfortunately it does tend to rain a lot here, but on the days when it doesn’t there’s nothing I love more than an autumnal walk or an outdoor adventure. So, I’ve put together a list of my favourite date ideas for this time of year that anyone can enjoy with a partner or a friend.
I do this every single year around this time with my partner, and I think it’s such a sweet little activity. We often like to see who can find the nicest looking conker, by the end of it we take home quite a large bag full each. Afterwards there are many things you can do with the conkers you’ve collected, one year we actually played conkers, and another year I just displayed them in a glass tea light holder. Unfortunately they don’t last forever, they will go bad after about a month or so, but that’s long enough to last through autumn! Conkers are also known as horse chestnuts if you weren’t sure what I was talking about.
This one comes as quite obvious if you celebrate Halloween, but carving pumpkins can be a bit too messy sometimes, so why not decorate them instead? You can do this one as early as you like too, the pumpkins will keep for quite a long time as they haven’t been cut open. Decorating them can be anything from drawing a face with permanent marker, to going all out and painting them, and maybe even adding a splash of glitter if you’re a bit of a glitter addict like myself! This one is great for when the weather doesn’t permit any outdoor activities.
Visit A Corn Maze
This is such a cute little autumnal activity to do, I’m fortunate enough to live relatively close to one, and this is exactly what my boyfriend and I did last year.
Go To A Pumpkin Patch
It’s a little harder to come by one a pumpkin patch in the U.K., but coincidentally there’s one right next the the corn field I just mentioned in Exeter. If you’re in America then I think they’re much more common, and make for such a cute day out.
A Simple Coffee Date
One of my favourite things to do this time of year is to grab a coffee in my local Costa or Starbucks, admittedly I prefer Costa, but I know a lot of people love Starbucks. As it is Pumpkin Spiced latte season, going for a coffee shop is a must for me, and maybe you can even encourage your significant other to try a Pumpkin Spiced latte rather than mocking them! Mine is always quite reluctant. If you’re not a lover of Pumpkin Spice, then Costa are selling a limited edition Bonfire Spice latte which you should definitely try!
These are my 5 easy and inexpensive date ideas for fall, all of which I enjoy doing this time of year, hopefully you’ve found something you’d like to do this weekend with your partner, or even just with a friend! What’s your favourite thing to do this time of year?