Best Things To Do In The UK This Autumn 2024

The time of crisp, bronzed leaves, greyer skies and transitional fashion is upon us. Stuck for suitable ideas and events? Whether you're in need of some spooky happenings come Halloween, seasonal favourites like pumpkin picking, or a variety of indoor-ready activities and outdoor pursuits when there's an occasional sunny day, our list of fun things to do this autumn in the UK has your back.

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Last updated on 22nd July 2024

UK-Wide: The Brunch Club

Get yourself to one of The Brunch Club's themed parties; chances are, there's a few in a city near you. From ABBA to Disney princesses, emo, throwback anthems and more, there's many events to choose from, alongside delish dishes washed down by unlimited drinks.

UK-Wide: Bada Bingo

Fronting a festival atmosphere, booming sound system, top DJs, drag artists, games, raunchy prizes and more, Bada Bingo is a totally unique take on the classic pastime. You'll find them throwing huge bashes at Buzz Bingo venues nation-wide throughout the season.

UK-Wide: Junkyard Golf Club

When the weather is a little temperamental come autumn time, sometimes it's safer to book an inside activity for you and your mates and what better one to choose from than taking over neon-lit, 9-hole courses at Junkyard Golf Club? Boasting locations up and down the UK in Newcastle, Liverpool, London and more, it brings night club vibes to the fun-filled activity, along with innovative cocktails and pizza. On the menu? Disco Is Dead, featuring Malibu and served in a glitter ball, plus Creepy Clown, topped with vanilla cream and sprinkles. 

UK-Wide: Taste + Liquor

Whether you're in Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, London or Manchester, Taste + Liquor's food and booze-based events are sure to warm you up or see you partying through these cooler months. Yup, that's RnB, Ayia Napa and throwback-themed brunches for you to enjoy.

UK-Wide: Best Oktoberfest Parties

Autumn music festivals in the UK are topped off by all these picks for Oktoberfest. Treat yourselves to live Oompah bands, DJs, Bavarian food and sloshing steins galore here - dig out these lederhosen or dirndl while you're at it.

UK-Wide: See Your City

See Your City's walking tours are the ideal way to get out and about on a crisp autumnal day. From ghostly editions to cheese themes and more, these events offer sight-seeing with a difference throughout the UK.

Peterborough: Puzzle Prohibition Speakeasy

@ Peterborough venue on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th October 2024

This autumn, head to a dinner filled with mystery and bind-minding puzzles with tickets from £55 per person to Puzzle Prohibition Speakeasy at a secret location in Peterborough. Enjoy two courses and a complementary welcome drink a you dive into a night packed with puzzles, all while wearing your best 1920s gear, of course. 

London: Live Band Karaoke

Spend your time sheltering from the changing weather at one of Live Band Karaoke's events across London. Here, you'll get to pretend your the lead singer or solo performer like your favourite artists, belting out all their hits in front of a friendly crowd.

London & Birmingham: The Big Bakes

Let things take an all-the-more wholesome turn by heading to The Big Bakes in Birmingham or London, where you and your chosen partner will be pitted up against the other ticket-holders. Can you whisk and whip your way to success at these autumn activities for adults? There's only one way to find out.

Birmingham: Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2024

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is the only want to drink £5 sips for four days in a row this October. With over 40 of the city's best bars getting involved, you'll be able to explore all the best boozy offerings at a discount price, along with food deals and exclusive events – all for just £10. 

UK-Wide: Wing Fest

This Autumn, Wing Fest is the place to be, so stop cluckin' around and hit up London, Bristol, Sheffield or Derby to celebrate this go-to hungover food that deserves its moment in the spotlight. This year marks 10 years since it started so bag your signature trucker hat and get ready for a day (and night) filled with eating competitions, live bands, axe throwing and, of course, wings. 

UK-Wide: Flight Club

The reach of Flight Club's social darts brunches is far - we're talking a nation-wide affair here. So, head to one of their venues to get busy in the oche for an hour, alongside enjoying another 60 minutes of bottomless pizza and a bottle of prosecco each.

UK-Wide: YO! Sushi Events

YO! Sushi are offering some of the top things to do in autumn across the UK, especially if you're a foodie. Their classes see you put together a range of delicious items, but not before enjoying a special history class, a welcome drink and tasty gyoza.

UK-Wide: Halloween Events

This time of year means only one thing: spooky season. A fan of a fright? In the mood for some immersive happenings, or just a great big party? Whatever your motivation, our guide to the Halloween events is sure to sort you out for UK things to do in October 2024.

Scotland: The Best Staycations

The best places to visit in the UK in October and other autumn months? Scotland is calling. From the historic streets of Edinburgh to hunkering down in a cosy log cabin or seeing The Glenfinnan Viaduct (a.k.a the setting for that Hogwarts Express scene), this gorgeous country is sure to wow.

Wales: National Parks To Head To

Autumn holidays in the UK were made for a quick local getaway. But, where to head? Wales' National Parks are calling your name if it looks like the weather will hold, boasting sweeping landscapes, gorgeous walks and cosy inns.

UK-Wide: Pumpkin Picking

Autumn activities for kids and older don't get much better than pumpkin picking, which also offers some of the best events in the UK this October 2024. Check out our choice of the best farms and patches, including those fronting apple-slinging games, spooky maize mazes and more.

Edinburgh: Best Ghost Tours

Widely known as one of the most historical cities and even for dark events of the past, it's no surprise that Edinburgh is also a great place for ghost tours. See our top picks here to make your spooky season scream-worthy.

UK-Wide: Pretty Cities To Visit

One of the best things to do in autumn is to check out its many gorgeous destinations for a city break. Each unique place has its own vibe, history and lineup of places to eat and drink, so what are you waiting for?

Manchester: The Best Walks This Autumn

That's right, we've selected six of our favourite rambles around this gorgeous city; from wandering along the canal to admiring the red brick buildings of the city centre or trekking nearby country parks. Topping it off? There's pubs, bars and restaurants to fuel up at after these autumn celebrations too.