Summer is gone. The fall is upon us. But that doesn’t mean that the romance has to die! Looking for different things to do this fall? Here’s our 30 top favourite autumn date ideas for fun, seasonal activities to pack out your calendar with your partner.
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Our Favourite Autumn Date Ideas
Let’s jump straight in with our favourite autumn date ideas, to fully set you up with heaps of different things to do this fall.
These are all budget-friendly date ideas, that are both seasonal and fun. So let’s get stuck in, shall we? In no particular order, we’ve got…
1) Head To The Forest
What better way to start off our autumn date ideas wish-list than a trip to the local forest?
As the leaves on the trees start to change and the hues of orange and yellow come through, it really does become a pretty romantic setting!
2) Visit a Deer Park
Autumn is the start of rutting season, making it the ideal time to visit a deer park. Watch from afar as male deer battle head-to-head using their antlers, all in an attempt to woo a female deer!
3) Go Apple Picking
The Summer may be all about berry picking, but as Autumn comes through – apple picking is THE THING!
Apple picking therefore makes a great Autumn date idea. You can also take your fruit back and make it into apple pie together – a two part date, for the two of you!
4) Go Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin picking is another cute activity for a date in Autumn. You can get dressed up in some cute fall family photo outfits and snap away, whilst you’re there.
If you do it on an afternoon, you can then head back home to carve it together.
If carving sounds a little too messy – try painting it instead. (There’s plenty of options.)
This will also get you in the halloween spirit, if you’re also interested in exploring some halloween date ideas.
5) Visit a Haunted House
Whilst we’re on the theme of halloween, why not try a haunted house or a ghost walk? The fear will have the two of you clinging onto each other for dear life… just what you want hey?!
But it’s fun, fast-paced and makes you feel a little bit daring… Without verging into the realms of becoming a bit of a crazy date idea!
6) Try an Escape Room
Haunted houses too scary for you? A great alternative is a themed escape room. They’re fun, fast-paced, will test your teamwork and create a lot of laughs!
They’re also great to do in the Autumn / Winter months as the weather becomes more unpredictable. Got a groggy day? No worries. Get lost in an escape room!
You can also do them at home with these Home Escape Room Games. Just as fun, and super affordable!
7) Have a Movie Night
This is an old classic, but one of the most popular autumn date ideas!
Why? Well because it means you can snuggle up on the evening – no matter what the weather is like outside – and just switch off from the outside world for a couple of hours together.
Blankets, candles and nibbles are compulsory… Is it really the same without them?!
Oh, and if you want to make it more seasonal, you can always make it a Scary-Movie-Night watching a horror film. (Depending on how brave you’re feeling!)
8) Throw a Halloween Themed Party
Before we move on from the halloween date ideas, I want to throw a halloween party out there!
This can be done with other couples as a group date idea, or just a little thing for the two of you, for something a little more intimate… But just as fun!
You then just need to decorate your home, get the drinks flowing, play some games and blast some good music… What more could you want?!
9) Go To A Gig
The days of outdoor festivals may be gone, but there’s nothing stopping you from finding a local pub or bar that has live music nights for a cute Autumn date idea.
Have a few drinks, sing along to your heart’s content and let your hair down a little bit! It helps to keep your relationship fun and exciting… Especially when you can be 100% yourself!
10) Try Wine or Beer Tasting
Want to do something different than the standard “let’s go out for a drink”? Then wine or beer tasting is a great alternative when it comes to things to do this fall.
You don’t need to be a connoisseur to give this one a try. It’s more about having fun with the experience than having to ‘know your stuff!’
You also can’t beat a nice wine (or mulled) on a nice Autumn night. Talking of which…
11) Make Your Own Alcohol
Another great activity is to have a go at making your own alcohol! You can do this at a local distillery or winery – or grab a home kit for a fraction of the price.
I mean, check out this apple cider making kit. How cool and seasonal is that?!
12) Head To a Local Market
What next? What next? Well, heading to a local market can be a pretty nice autumn date idea. It’s also one of the best morning date ideas if you want to make the absolute most of the day.
See, it may not be quite time for the Christmas markets just yet. Those Christmas date ideas are still yet to come! But you’ll still have local weekend markets or farmers markets to explore.
Get out, grab some local fall produce, support small businesses and have a mooch!
You can then bring your fresh goodies home to cook a traditional autumn meal; if you’d like to extend your fall date idea a little more!
13) Cosy Up With a Hot Chocolate
As the nights draw in and the cooler weather comes through, grabbing a hot chocolate (and maybe a little slice of cake!) in a cosy coffee shop, makes a simple, low-cost autumn date idea.
Life can be all go, go, go, so if you want a simple Autumn date idea that allows you to slow down and enjoy fall, this could certainly be the one for you!
14) Go Hiking
Autumn is still a great time to get outdoors. We spoke about pretty woodland walks, but don’t discount a good hike or adventure somewhere out in the great outdoors.
In fact, it’s one of the most popular outdoor date ideas, and with good reason.
Just wrap up warm if you need, and make the most of the weather before it gets EVEN COOLER!
You can actually make a list of all the places you want to explore before a certain date & mix these in with other activities… you’ll never be short of date ideas then!
15) Go Biking
Want to mix things up a little? Grab a couple of bikes (pedal over motorbike, unless that’s your thing!) and explore somewhere by road!
Hear the wheels crunch over crispy autumn wheels, and make your way around the beautiful fall scenery, faster!
16) Have a Good Hearty Meal
A nice pub lunch after an afternoon adventure finishes a date off perfectly.
Go for a good roast, or a mean hamburger… Or, make it even more Autumn themed, by grabbing the most hearty fall meal!
The great thing about a simple meal date, is it always works as a last minute date idea. This means, even if you’re short on time, you never have to be short of autumn date ideas this fall.
17) Walk a Dog
Whether it’s your dog, a friend or family member’s dog, or is even from one of those ‘Rent a Dog’ sites – dog walking is a great date idea during fall.
Because well, doesn’t everyone love dogs?!
It also gets you outdoors and amongst the Autumn scenery again, which certainly never fails to disappoint.
What’s more interacting with animals always improves your mood so it’s a autumn date that’s already set up for success from the get go!
18) Try an Autumn Picnic
One of the most fun and original autumn date ideas is an autumn picnic; perfect if you’re looking for different lunch date ideas at this time of the year.
Just try to time it right, picking a dry day then take all your usual picnic goodies… But instead add in a flask with a warm drink and lots of blankets!
It’s the perfect romantic autumn date idea and actually far more memorable doing it this way!
You could also make it an evening thing followed by star gazing, or do that as a separate date night in its own right…
19) Go Star Gazing
If you’re looking for romantic autumn date ideas, why not drive off somewhere remote and park up with blankets, a hot chocolate and nibbles?!
Lie back in your car together (if you have a truck you can crash into the back of, all the better!) and watch the world go by, staring into the night sky.
20) Hunt for the Blood Moon
Another autumn date idea that you can only do at set times of the year, is moon watching.
For info: the next lunar eclipse of 2023 will be a partial lunar eclipse on October 28.
When the moon passes through the innermost part of Earth’s shadow, we see a copper-colored lunar face. This is known as a total lunar eclipse, or otherwise known as the ‘blood moon.’
So pop the date in your diary for a unique experience with your loved one!
21) Go Horse Riding
Another different date idea for this fall is horse riding!
Go to your nearest stables and wrap your arms around your partner’s waist as you ride through the autumn woods on horseback.
It sounds like a picture-perfect scene right? Even if it doesn’t QUITE work out like that (if the two of you are novices!), it will still create lasting memories.
22) Toast Marshmallows Over a Fire
Grab a fire pit, maybe get some sparklers (added bonus!) and toast marshmallows together.
It’s cute, romantic and you can then cuddle up together under the stars, adding this into the other date ideas mentioned above.
This one is especially good around Bonfire Night. Want to go one step further? Try making your own mini bonfire! FEEL THE FIRE!
23) Play Conkers
This one will take you back to your youth! Collect some conkers, dry them out, then have conker games where the simple aim is to smash your partners conker off the string!
It’s a childhood favourite and a great free date idea at home. But sometimes – the simplest things can actually be the best, so it’s well worth giving a go!
24) Spend The Day in a Different City
Hit the shops, try the tourist attractions, take in the atmosphere.
This is something you can do all-year-round, but it’s a great autumn date idea if you’re feeling particularly pent-up and just want to explore somewhere new.
If you do your research properly, you’re also likely to find some cool Autumn themed events.
This takes you somewhere new, doing something new, themed and different, so it’s a no-brainer of a date idea for this fall!
25) Go To a Game
Football, basketball, ice-hockey, simply take your pick!
If this isn’t possible, do a home games night and really get into the spirit of things, with a hot dog, popcorn and a couple of beers!
If your man’s into his sport, he’ll really thank you for this date idea and it mixes things up for you too.
Always look for different, simple, romantic things to do for your boyfriend… Because I promise you – he’ll soon thank you for it!
Autumn is the season for these kind of sports, so it’s the best time to make the most of it!
26) Do a Spot of Baking
Make an autumn-favourite like apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding, or a nice pie!
You could even bake two different things together, at the same time – then have fun trying both afterwards. Let the bake-off… BEGIN!
27) Get Crafty
Try knitting or cross stitching, take a pottery class, or try your hand at painting!
An arts & crafts date is the perfect Autumn date idea, and hey – you never know, you may find you like it and end up getting a new hobby out of it!
28) Get Creative
Similar to the craft idea, you might also like to get a little creative with some DIY projects.
Make your own terrarium, have a go at some origami or set aside some time for a mammoth baking project – like creating a gingerbread house together.
There’s also plenty of fall decor ideas if you fancy creating something to put in your home, or transforming your home for the season.
Anything or anything to keep you both occupied and amused works for this autumn date idea!
29) Have a Little Spa Day
Whilst we’re on the chilled vibes, I think it would be a good idea to throw in a spa day!
This can be at a local hotel or spa… Or – if that’s not possible or the budget won’t quite stretch – turn it into a home pamper night instead.
You can take it in turns to give each other massages and do a good detox to make you both feel well and truly refreshed!
If your partners love language is “acts of service” this is sure to be one of their favourite fall date ideas!
30) Start an Autumn Book Club
Last but not least, our last autumn date suggestion is starting a book club… Only this is the most exclusive book club or all book clubs as it consists of just the two of you!
Have one night every week where you cosy up together and read a couple of chapters out of a new book, which you can then discuss as you go along!
Again – it’s a great autumn date idea as it doesn’t matter about the weather and is the perfect activity during fall.
You can get lost in a new story with some good old fiction, or learn and grow from some of the very best relationship books. (Which ever takes you fancy!)
What’s important is that you’re reading, discussing and sharing it all with your loved one. It’s a guaranteed way to feel closer to your partner!
That’s All For This One
So there we have it – 30 Autumn date ideas to keep you nice and busy this season.
See how many you can tick off, and have fun creating lots of new memories with your loved one this fall.
Remember – the more you do and experience together, the closer you will become.
So really push yourself to keep your relationship fresh and exciting… No matter what the season!
Have fun. Wishing you all the best.