Family activity experts Hoop offer their top suggestions for entertaining your little ones this autumn. 

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Aldersbrook Riding School

Animals and Nature for 2 months to 16 years | From £5.00 | London

A variety of activities bringing horses and people together, with everything from parent and toddler sessions to ‘groom a pony’ events or ‘have your own pony’ day.

The Outdoors Project

Outdoor Play for 5 to 12 years | From £30.00 | West Sussex

Exciting outdoor adventure clubs combining teamwork, fresh air and learning. Discover fun themes including Pokemon Wild Adventures and Minecraft vs Wildlife.

Nature Detectives with Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Animals & Nature for all ages | From £3.00 | Norfolk

Look at natural history items and learn how to tell the difference between a fox and badger skull, which rodents have eaten which nuts and learn how to identify what an owl has eaten.

Nature Tots with Kent Wildlife Trust

Outdoor Play for 2 to 5 years | Full term from £40.00 | Sevenoaks

A different type of playgroup where children spend time outside immersed in nature, enjoying a variety of activities, come rain or shine. A wonderful opportunity for children to explore, discover and learn from nature.

Lantern Parade with Wakefield Museums and Castles

Outdoor Play for all ages | FREE | Wakefield

Join Wakefield Council and the Pontefract Lioness group for the annual lantern parade from the Castle to the Valley Gardens.

Go Wild in the Woods with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Animals & Nature | Suggested donation £4.00 | East Sussex

Take the family for a wild adventure in the woods. Practice some fire lighting, make a den, go on a bug hunt, make things from natural materials and explore the woods.

Make A Difference Day with the Parks Trust

Animals & Nature for all ages | FREE | Milton Keynes

A chance for the whole family to have fun getting outdoors and helping look after local wildlife by tidying up the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve and helping to restore some parkland.

About Hoop

Hoop is a free app and website that makes it easy to discover what’s on for kids.

Started by a group of parents that regularly found themselves wading through parenting forums, local notice boards and websites to see what’s on for their kids locally, Hoop is now the UK’s #1 place to uncover new family activities.

Since launching in 2016, a million parents have downloaded the Hoop app - equating to more than one in ten parents in the UK and one in five parents in London.

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