The kids are all back at school; the wind has a slight chill to it and the nights are getting longer and darker; autumn has arrived! If you love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a handful of marshmallows, comforting home-cooked stew and draping blankets over yourself in front of the fireplace, then this one is for you.
Here at Allens Caravans, we know that our residential park homes need to be equipped for every season and month of the year. This is exactly why many of our park homes are double glazed, carpeted and feature all the home comforts you could possibly need.
That being said, autumn is one of those seasons that can be warm and sunny one day, followed by ice cold winds and grey skies the next. Make the most of the late summer sunshine and pre-winter chills by getting wrapped up warm and heading out for some rosy cheek inducing autumnal fun.
Getting Out and About
Our residential park homes that are nestled in the Cotswolds - Leedons Park and Broadway - are in prime position for our residents that love nothing more than a hearty walk in the countryside. Whether you go for the scenery or to keep the dog entertained for a few hours, there are some incredible spots close by to explore.
Dumbleton Hill is just 25 minutes away and is spectacular to witness in autumn. The densely populated woodland turns burnt orange, red and brown under the autumn sun and crunches pleasantly underfoot.
An hour to the West, you will find Symonds Yat, close by the river Wye. Reliable sources have told us that the view from the top looks breath-taking during the autumnal months.
Blenheim Palace looks stunning all year round, but for something a little different, visit during September, October and November. The palace is bathed in all the colours of autumn, and there is something for all the family to enjoy.
The Harvest Festival, Halloween, and Bonfire Night are all traditional celebrations that enrich the autumn months. The wealth of new seasonal veggies, spending quality time with the family enjoying sparklers and roast spuds from the bonfire, as well as some light-hearted, ghoulish dress up fun for a trick and treat adventure.
For something less intensive in the dark, why not organise a nature trail around Broadway to keep the visiting grandchildren entertained, or try them out with some fishing? Not only will it get them out and about, but it will be educational and fun, too.
If the weather takes a turn for the worst, you can always spend the day in the kitchen - carving pumpkins and baking sweet treats is an excellent way to pass the time. Alternatively, get knitting that scarf you've been meaning to finish since last Christmas!
We love autumn, and we think you do, too. Please follow this link for more information about life in the Cotswolds.