12 Cosy Activities to Do This Autumn

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, whether you prefer to stay in during this cold time of the year, or you want to venture out.

In this blog post, I’ve put together a list of 12 cosy activities you can do this Autumn, including fun ideas for everyone this season.

1. Go to your local café

I love visiting local cafés around Sheffield, and it’s so lovely to sit in the corner of a warm, busy café with a hot tea and pastry.

Costa is great, but it’s so important to visit small businesses too.

I wish I’d made more use of the cafés and cute, cosy places during my time living in York, too.

2. Cook a warming meal

There’s nothing cosier than spending a bit of 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 sibling.

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 a great Autumn activity.

dirt road cover by dried leaves in Autumn

As long as you wear enough layers, you can enjoy a brisk walk around your local area or, better yet, through nature.

When you get home, you can strip off those layers and have a cosy Autumn evening in!

5. Host a bonfire party

Bonfire parties are not just for bonfire night!

You can enjoy a bonfire party at any time during Autumn. Roast some marshmallows and put on some music for you and your friends to enjoy.

You don’t even need a bonfire, you could just 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, so the cinema is the perfect indoor activity to enjoy with friends when it’s cold outside.

It’s dark outside anyway, so why not make the most of that in a cute cinema with loved ones?

7. Read a book

I’ve really enjoyed using my evenings 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 rolls for Autumn

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 enjoying a warming, hot drink on cold mornings.

I love 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, comforting 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 bubble bath is the perfect cosy Autumn activity, as it allows you to relax and stay warm. You can also use all of your favourite essential oils, bath bombs and products.

12. Bake with friends

Baking is such a fun activity to do with other people!

Two people bake in a small, cosy kitchen

Halloween is a great time to create a few delicious recipes, or you could even make some bonfire night treats.

Once the baking is over, you can enjoy a cosy cookie and a cup of hot tea.

Are there any cosy activities you want to do this Autumn? What is your favourite cosy Autumn activity? What do you think of my cosy Autumn activities?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

56 thoughts

  1. These are great suggestions! Nothing like feeling cosy during this time of year. I love going to the cinema and always bring my own blanket with me! I love the idea of baking with friends too (and eating afterwards!).

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  2. Nice post! I plan to go to the cinema this weekend! It’s been a while since the last time I visit the cinema. I’d love to visit local cafes too, there is a lot of coffee shop now after the pandemic. You have many lovely recs here. Thanks, Eleanor x

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  3. I love all your ideas. I actually am wrapped with a blanket right now, drinking a hot coffe and reading some posts. Later on I will grab my Stephen King’s book and continue. I love spending most of the automn nights eating popcorn and watching movies 😁

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  4. My favourite activity is definitely baking in the colder months as well as going for a walk in crisp air! Always gets me energised when I’m feeling lazy!

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  5. So many amazing ideas to do. I love cooking soups and stews in the autumn. Also this is my favourite season to go for walks. Thank you for sharing these amazing ideas.

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  6. Yes, these are perfect cosy activities! I like the idea of some take out and a nice movie to enjoy. One thing I want to make sure we do is get a fresh coffee or hot chocolate from somewhere and go for a walk in the botanical gardens — I’m excited to do these now! Thanks for the suggestions,

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  7. I am very excited for Autumn and the crunchy leaves, hot drinks and warm food. Thank you for this happy post! I am very excited to do some more baking this season and maybe taking a warm bath! Love, Em x

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  8. Ahhh I love these ideas! honestly, autumn is my favourite time of year and I just love all the activities you can do. I myself love autumn baking and cosying up on the sofa watching a film. Thank you so much for sharing these lovelies, I’ll be keeping them in mind! Xo


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