Autumn fun – collecting conkers

Collecting Conkers

Every autumn we have a little tradition where we put on our wellies, go to our local park, kick leaves and collect conkers. It is honestly one of my favourite days of the year – we have so much fun and the girls remember it year after year.


collecting conkers


We collected an amazing 127 conkers this year so all we need to do now is find something to do with them! I have made a little Pinterest board of ideas but if you have any others please let me know! At the moment I’m leaning towards making a conker wreath.



  1. September 21, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    ooo I was wondering it was conker season yet- guess I know what I’ll be doing with the little man at some point this week!

  2. September 21, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I collect conkers to keep the spiders away! I have them dotted all over the house.

  3. September 21, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    I love collecting conkers too! There are many cool crafts you can make with them, like making animals out of them with the conkers as the heads and bodies and toothpicks for the legs. (Btw my English is failing me today so I had to look up what conkers are. Hope I got it correctly.)

  4. Emma Page
    September 21, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Oh my days, she looks so happy! Penny is slightly too young for this this year, but looking forward to running through the fallen leaves for sure x

  5. September 22, 2015 / 12:14 am

    Oh gosh – you really know Autumn has arrived when conkers start falling. I used to love looking for them as a kids. x

  6. September 22, 2015 / 1:01 am

    I remember collecting conkers as a child. I can not wait to start taking Maxwell in the future. Such a fun family adventure.

  7. September 22, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Great pinterest board!! I’d never considered using conkers as decoration but looks like they work well. Conkers tend to go a bit try and dull after a while though and I’d be really disappointed if that happened to a conker decoration I’d made 🙁

  8. September 22, 2015 / 10:23 am

    And of course having conkers in the house is meant to keep the spiders out, or so my Grandad used to tell me x

  9. September 22, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    I love conker collecting, it’s ages since I went with the boys and I guess they won’t want to now. Fab photos, enjoy using all those conkers! x

  10. September 22, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Love conker collecting. I love the different ideas of how to use them!!! Ours usually end up scattered around the window sills hoping the spiders don’t crawl over them. Haha

  11. September 22, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I thought it would be too early for corkers. Will have to go on a conked hunt soon!

  12. September 22, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    The conkers on our tree aren’t anywhere near falling or being ready to get the conkers out yet. Might have to check this weekend, otherwise the dogs’ll run off with them before N gets there.

  13. September 23, 2015 / 9:32 am

    I loved collecting conkers when I was younger, our school had a big conker tree and everyone enjoyed shaking it!

  14. September 23, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    That sounds like a great Autumn tradition! I always rememeber collection conkers when i was a kid and I’d love to take my daughter to do the same however I haven’t seen any yet x

  15. September 23, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Oh I remember doing this when I was younger, how fun!

  16. September 23, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    God this brings me back to my childhood eBay great memories they are making and a wreath sounds amazing can’t wait to see photos.

  17. September 23, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Oh how fab – we only seem to find squashed ones! Did you know conkers are a great spider deterrent? They don’t like the smell. Can I have your 127 please!!? Kaz x

  18. September 23, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    A conker wreath sounds great for an autumn craft. You might need to think of a few more ideas being as you have so many though!

  19. September 28, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Conker. When you say the word over and over it sounds REALLY strange. Conker. Conker. Conker. Anyway, I digress! I have never taken the girls conker collecting. We’ve got a lovely wooded area near us – I’ll have to head down there in the next few weeks and see what we can find! x

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