Just because the sun hasn’t got his hat on so much doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do at the Park. How about challenging your siblings or friends to a Shiniest Con
ker Contest? Or a Biggest Conker Contest? Conkers are found on Horse Chestnut Trees and start to fall in Autumn. There are lots of Horse Chestnut Trees in Russell Park – get gathering!
Bring some buckets and spades and make some sandcastles in the sand pit in the play area. The sand won’t be as dry as it is in Summer, which makes castle-building easier! (Or, if you’ve forgotten your bucket, get your mum or dad to buy a cup of coffee from the Kiosk and once they’ve finished, use the empty cup as a bucket!)
Collect some awesome-autumn-coloured leaves for a leaf-collage, or to paint and make leaf-prints.
Play a mini game of tennis to get your Wimbledon-practice in early… well, you know what they say. Practice makes perfect!
See if you can scoot, cycle or run a whole lap (or even more if you’re really full of beans) of the park! It will warm you up on chilly days and afterwards you can make a pit-stop for essential milk and biscuits.