As we get deeper and deeper into the Fall season, you’re probably trying to think of things to do outside that are family friendly and guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. We all don’t like to feel as if we have no other option but to be cooped up in the house. For those who have children, you may have been doing some fun indoor activities, but you get to the point where you want to take them out somewhere to burn out some of their energy and give them something to do that also going to create family memories. But sometimes, when you search for family-friendly activities in you’re an area, either a lot comes up and it’s too overwhelming, or the top searches are things that can’t even be done in the area. That’s why in this post, I’m going to share some tips on how to find family-friendly fall activities in your area as well as how these experiences are great for the entire family.
SHOP ESSENTIALS FOR FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES:
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES FOR THE FALL
As you begin planning for an outdoor family friendLY activity, the first thing you are bound to do is search what is in your area. And the key to making sure that the search is actually going to bring up activities that are close to you and that those activities are something that you want to do is to actually search for the specific activity near you instead of just doing a general search of outdoor activities. So here are some specific activities that you can search for.
CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PICKING
Corn mazes can keep kids busy for hours. There are quite a few that pop up in many states that have various activities that you can do within the maze. One season, there was a Spongebob Squarepants themed maze that includes checkpoints throughout the maze that you could get collectible cards of the characters before you decided to exit the maze itself. Looks for ones that your family would be excited about and see what the theme is. You may even find one that you’ll revisit every year.
Pumpkin picking is also a great activity to do. Instead of heading to your local grocery store or farmer’s market, go to places where they hand you the shears and you can have the children choose the pumpkin that they want to carve and sit on your front protch.
SMALL ANIMAL FARMS / PETTING ZOO
Another great activity is to find a small animal farm or petting zoo to take the kids to so that they can learn about animals they might not know about or see ones they love. For adults, you get to have that fun experience of playing around with the animals too. Some small animals farms even give you the experience of learning how to tend to the animals and work on the farm – such experiences include learning how to milk a goat or groam a foal.
Some people love to do horse rides through the parks or trails during the Fall season. For a family friendly activity, look for ones that also include carriage rides. There are some places that allow for the adults to ride a horse alongside the carriage where the children are sitting or the entire family gets in the carriage together. A nice little ride around the woods or through city is fun and exciting and it allows for the children to explore and see new sights. Grab some hot cocoa or warm cider and make it comfy little activity.
Fall is the greatest season to do apple picking, but make sure to do it early as many families like to get out there and start picking apples, and once the apples are gone – they are gone. In past experiences, being able to pick the apples and then bring them home to eat or even make things out of is so fun. Have the activity start with the actual apple picking itself and then end the day with using the apples to make a great apple pie.
If you have caves or mining locations in your area, it’s fun to take your children to place where they can do gem mining. This activity gives them the ability to be able to take a souvenier home that they did the work to get. And if you have multiple children doing the activity, it makes it more of a surprise for them to see what they got and how it changes.