8 Family-Fun Fall Activities!
The first day of fall is tomorrow meaning summer is officially over. No more beaches, pools, or just enjoying fun in the sun. You might be thinking – guess it’s time to take your fall clothing out of storage, make some hot chocolate, and watch movies on the weekends. Now don’t let the temperature drop fool you, there are many fun activities you and the family can do this fall that don’t involve being cooped up indoors every single weekend.
Check out these 8 fall-fun activities:
- Get lost in a corn maze. Corn mazes can be a fun and challenging fall activity. Bring the entire family along for added fun and make sure to find your way out before sundown – once darkness hits things begin to get spookier!
- Go apple and pumpkin picking. There’s nothing better than fresh fruit – straight from the tree or patch. Apple and pumpkin picking are such fun fall activities and it’s a great change of scenery – beats picking apples from your local grocery store. Once you’ve picked the best apples and pumpkins head to the kitchen and bake up an apple and a pumpkin pie, or make some delicious caramel apples to have as a treat after carving the pumpkins you picked.
- Jump into some colorful leaves. One of the best parts of fall are seeing the leaves change colors and eventually falling. This is the perfect opportunity to have some fun. Get the family to rake up some leaves in the backyard and jump in!
- Have a bonfire. Start up the fire pit and have the family gather around – cook up some hot dogs for dinner, and roast some marshmallows for a s’more desert, and voilà your dinner is served.
- Go for a hike or a long drive. Pack up some hot chocolate, water, and some snacks, and head to the trails. Make sure to admire the beautiful fall leaves while you can by going on a hike or on a long car drive in the country side. This scenery is the perfect opportunity for a photoshoot – hey you might get the perfect family shot for your upcoming holiday card!
- Checkout local events. Many towns hold free fall events for their communities. Search up a list of events that will be held in your town or your neighboring town and take the whole family out to admire the fall festivals and parades that are going on.
- Carve some pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is a fun fall activity to do by yourself or with the kids. Go to your local grocery store and pick a pumpkin out or use one that you picked at the patch yourself.
- Decorate your house. Want to stay close to home? How about taking a day to decorate your house with some spooky Halloween decorations. This is also the perfect time to display your carved pumpkins.
Don’t let the change of season stop you from getting outside – bundle up and get outside! Make sure to enjoy all of the fall festivities while you can! Let us know in the comments below what your favorite fall activities are!