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Fun Fall Activities For The Whole Family

Leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing, and the weather has started to change. That’s right – it’s autumn! The new season brings plenty of fun fall memories to look forward to. From stargazing to scenic drives through mountains to see the leaves change in, there are plenty of great fall activities to enjoy with the entire family. Don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Here is our list of our favorite fall activities! 

Enjoy a fall picnic 

Have a great local park where you can enjoy a nice meal with your loved ones? Pack grapes, sandwiches, and beverages and take to the grass. Don’t forget the bug spray! 

 

Get active and take a bike ride 

Whether it be a short trip to a state park or a small local town, taking your bikes out for a scenic drive can be a wonderful time with the family. Pick a safe route and start pedaling!  

Stargaze 

Pull out the blankets and hot tea, and lay beneath the night sky and appreciate the twinkling stars. Make sure to turn off all the lights in the house to reduce light pollution, as well! You can even print out constellation maps and see if you can point them out! 

Go to the Drive-in Movie Theater 

Nothing is like seeing a great movie on the big screen, but with the weather change, it’s even better to see a movie outdoors! Bring the family to an age-appropriate movie and enjoy classic movie snacks at a drive-in movie experience. Don’t worry if you don’t have a drive-in near you, a sheet and a projector in the backyard will do just fine! 

Go Apple Picking 

Apples taste better when you pick them yourself.  So, find a local apple orchard and get picking! If you need a little direction, check out this handy list of apple orchards around the country. Bonus points if you bake an apple pie or apple strudel cookies with the family.  

Time to Visit the Pumpkin Patch 

Pumpkin Patches can be loads of familyfriendly fun. Between picking the best pumpkins to take home and enjoying seasonal treats like apple cider donuts, it will be the perfect place to create fun memories together. Don’t know of any pumpkin patches nearby? Here’s a great list of cool pumpkin patches across the country to look at! 

Create a Fall Sensory Bin with Leaves and Pinecones 

Sensory bins are great fun learning activities for small hands. Go out into the yard with your kids or take a magical stroll around the neighborhood and encourage your child to find pinecones, acorns, or pretty leaves to add to either art or a sensory activity.  

Bake Fall Cookies 

Have some leaf-shaped cookie cutters around? Start by turning on some fun music and get baking! Try out one of our favorite fall cookie recipes. Even better, make enough to share with friends, family, or neighbors. Don’t like cookies? Try out this recipe for delicious cinnamon rolls 

Make Candy Apples 

It’s messy, but it’s fun and delicious! Candy or caramel apples are the treats that keep on giving! 

Lose Time in a Corn Maze 

A classic fall activity to put your navigation abilities to the test, this is a great way to burn energy and enjoy time together outdoors. 

Go for a Hayride 

Whether you choose to go on a spooky or relaxing hayride through a farm, children will surely love being pulled around on the back of a tractor through a beautiful farm.  

Take a Ride on a Train  

Trains are beautiful and scenic ways to get from point A to point B. There are even mystery dinner train rides you can take around fall time! Enjoy the fall foliage with a train ride through the mountains over the weekend with the family. 

Take a Beach Stroll 

You can still enjoy fall even if you don’t live by the mountains.  If you live near a beach, you can enjoy the change in weather and take a stroll in the crisp air. Enjoy a fantastic sunrise, holding your children’s hands and walking together across the sand. Make sure to bring a blanket in case it gets too chilly! 

Bring Camping to Your Backyard 

Make your own camping experience within the confines of your own backyard! Pitch the tent and break out the s’mores and flannels. It’s time to get cozy underneath the stars (plus, if the air mattress and tent aren’t comfy, you can walk back inside the house at the end of the night!) 

Create a Gratitude List 

Fall is the perfect time to practice gratitude, especially with the whole family. Take a night to watch a movie on gratitude and ask your children what they find they are grateful for in their life. Share your own gratitude list with them – you just might be grateful for the same thing or each other! 

Leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing, and the weather has started to change. That’s right – it’s autumn! The new season brings plenty of fun fall memories to look forward to. From stargazing to scenic drives through mountains to see the leaves change in, there are plenty of great fall activities to enjoy with the entire family. Don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Here is our list of our favorite fall activities!