Autumn scavenger hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn has arrived and the parks are brimming with colour. See how many of these seasonal sights you can spot on your next trip to an Essex Country Park.

Turn your next family walk into a scavenger hunt! Put on your walking boots and unleash your inner explorer!

Simply download, print and take our Autumn Scavenger Hunt with you and see how many signs of autumn you can spot along the way.

Whether you’re heading out for a short walk near your home or going to a country park further afield, you should be able to spot fiery leaves, colourful mushrooms and fungi, autumnal berries, conkers, and an array of wildlife such as squirrels, ducks, beetles, and spiders. See how many of these things you can tick off the list.

Download the scavenger hunt here.

To decide which Essex Country Park to visit take a look at our parks and places here.

Share your finds with us on social media @exploressex #EssexAutumn

When you visit remember to respect the flora and fauna you see. Please do not touch, pick or trample. Be wary of fungi which can be poisonous.

Event details


September 21 - December 31, 2023


9:00am - 4:00pm


Who for?

For the whole family

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

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