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Happy Nest ‘s Autumn blog is full of great ideas for our busy nannies & families, make the little ones autumn magical with fun days out & crafty days at home. 



  • 21,23 & 25 October, 10am – Family Fungi Walks. Have some fun-gi in the woods & learn about what to look for… Quarry Bank, Styal, Nr Wilmslow. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
  • 20 October, 2.30pm – All Aboard! Family concert with the music from titanic, chitty chitty bang bang, thunderbirds & more… Liverpool philharmonic Hall www.liverpoolphil.com
  • 19 October-3 November, 10am-5pm – Halloween Fun at Stockley Farm. Lots of spooky activities to enjoy… Stockley Farm Park, Northwich. www.stockleyfarm.co.uk 
  • 19 October – 3 November, 10am-5pm – Ghosts in the Garden! Go hunting in the gardens at Tatton park for some ghosts! Spooky story telling on the weekends… Tatton Park, Knutsford. www.tattonpark.org.uk
  • 21 – 25 October – Delamere Forest Halloween Hunt. Walk around the forest for some spooky surprises! www.forest-explorers.co.uk 
  • 23-31 October – Trick & Treat Week at Gullivers World. Join in on the ghostly goings on… www.gulliversfun.co.uk
  • 31 October – Chester Halloween Celebration, fancy dress, disco, refreshments and more… call 07923 953400
  • 22,23 & 24 October, 1-4pm – The Big Draw! Take part in fun drawing activities inspires by the unique paintings of David Hockney… Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 0151 478 4199 FREE – Plus lots of other events such as the family art club on the 2 November.
  • Museum of Liverpool – Little Liverpool – Its crammed with hands-on activities, simply collect a free timed ticket at the welcome desk and prepare to have some fun! October half term activities fun daily 2-4pm. 0151 478 4545

We love Pinterest and we love coming across a great board full of inspirational ideas of new ways to inspire the little ones. Here is our favourite Autumn Pinterest Board…http://www.pinterest.com/domesticgoddesq/craft-kids-autumn/ – Don’t forget to follow Happy Nest!! www.pinterest.com/happynestuk 
Pumpkin carving helps Halloween reach its full, frightful potential. These great templates feature both ghoulish grins and friendly faces.  http://spoonful.com/halloween/pumpkin-carving-decorating
Outdoor Play – The leaves are beautiful, the weather is (usually) fair and outdoor spaces are an ever-changing treasure trove of natural wonders just waiting to be explored. Net-mums… http://www.netmums.com/activities/autufmn-fun-outside 
Indoor Play – 40 fabulous & crafty ways to keep busy on those rainy days! http://theimaginationtree.com/2011/10/autumn-play-collection-40-fabulous.html



Slime bug cups

Slime bug cups

Beyond the layer of chocolate biscuit dirt, spooky sweets, spiders, snakes and worms lies a layer of slime-like lime jelly http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/slime-bug-cups

Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

Witches’ brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

We love this soup all through the year, but it really comes into its own at Halloween – for obvious reasons! http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2748/witches-brew-pea-and-bacon-chowder

Eerie eyeball pops

Eerie eyeball pops

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween – they can help decorate them too http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2556637/eerie-eyeball-pops