As the days get shorter and darker, it’s always a good idea to have some cosy Autumn activity ideas up your sleeve to make the most of these cooler months.
There are so many fun and cosy ways to enjoy this season, and I’ve put together a list of 12 cosy activities you can do this Autumn. Whether you prefer to stay in during this cold time of the year, or you want to venture out, I’ve come up with some cosy, warming, and fun ideas for everyone this season.
1. Go to your local café
I’ve recently been enjoying visiting some local cafés around Sheffield, and it’s so lovely to sit in a corner of a warm, busy café with a hot tea and pastry.
I love Costa, but it’s so great to visit some of the small businesses around my city, and I wish I’d made more use of the cafés and cute, cosy places during my time in York, too.
2. Cook a warming meal
There’s nothing cosier than spending some time cooking a warming meal with loved ones, or by yourself. I love making all my favourite foods when the weather turns cold, especially when it’s damp and dark outside!
3. Watch a heart-warming film
One of my favourite cosy activities during Autumn is to put on a film during the day, and just escape into a different reality.
I love long film days with my sister, and with all the options to watch films these days there’s no better time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a bit of cosy escapism.
4. Go for a walk
Wrapping up warm and going for a walk is such a lovely Autumn activity. As long as you wear enough layers, you can enjoy a brisk walk around your local area, or better yet through nature. And then when you get home, you can strip those layers and have a cosy Autumn evening in.
5. Have a bonfire party
Bonfire parties are not just for bonfire night! You can enjoy a bonfire party at any time during the darker months. Roast some marshmallows and put on some music for you and your friends to enjoy.
You don’t even need a bonfire, you could use some outdoor heaters for your cosy Autumn garden party.
6. Go to the cinema
The cinema is a great activity to enjoy during the Autumn months! During the summer, I like to make the most of the warm weather and sunshine (when we have it) so the cinema is the perfect indoor activity to enjoy with friends.
It’s dark outside anyway, so why not make the most of that in a cute cinema with the people you like spending time with.
7. Read a book
I’ve really been making the most of evenings in to catch up on some reading- and I love getting back into it!
There are so many cosy and atmospheric books you could try this Autumn, or you could simply take some time to read that book you’ve always wanted to finish! There’s something so lovely about settling in with a good book, a blanket, and a big cup of tea.
8. Buy a cinnamon bun
In my visits to some of the local cafés of Sheffield, I’ve taken a real liking to cinnamon buns. They are delicious, and the perfect Autumnal pastry choice. Cinnamon just reminds me of Autumn and Winter, so I really recommend trying a warming cinnamon bun this Autumn.
I love the cinnamon buns at my local café Cawa, as they don’t add any raisins- perfect for me!
9. Try a different hot drink
I’ve been trying a few different teas lately, and I love having a warming, hot drink to enjoy on the cold mornings.
I’m loving green tea at the moment because of its many health benefits, but I also love peppermint tea and ginger tea!
10. Treat yourself to a takeaway
Even though it can be so nice to make yourself a delicious home-cooked meal- sometimes a takeaway is the only way to go! Treat yourself to pizza, fried chicken, desserts, Nando’s- anything you love.
We all need to look after ourselves during the cold and dark months, and sometimes that includes indulging a little.
11. Enjoy a bubble bath
I still haven’t tried out my bath after moving into my own flat- and I need to this Autumn! A cosy bubble bath is the perfect cosy Autumn activity, as it allows you to relax and stay warm- and use all of your favourite scents and products.
12. Bake with friends
Baking is such a fun activity to do with other people, and with the Autumn months there are always fun events that need some sweet treats.
Halloween is a great time to create some delicious recipes, or you could even make some bonfire night treats. And once the baking is over, you can enjoy a cosy cookie and cup of hot tea.
Do you have any cosy activities you want to do this Autumn? What’s your favourite cosy Autumn activity? What do you think of my cosy Autumn suggestions?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x