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Ultimate Fun Fall Activities Checklist for Families

Fall is my favorite season. Here in New England, the weather is perfect. The foliage is beautiful. And there are a ton of fall activities to do with the family.

Our family is really big on doing activities together, but with so many ideas and not enough time, it’s sometimes hard to keep them all straight, and make sure we aren't over booking ourselves.

Autumn allows for so much more time outdoors, which can keep you busy. However you must prioritize how much time you have to experience all that autumn has to offer as well as what your budget looks like .

Just remember, that schedules can get out of control, taking on too much and creating a bio packed with activities designed to impress will only lead to being worn out and stressed. Which for many families comes out in arguing, tiredness and chaos. There is a fine line between having fun and overdoing. It's important to set house rules about activities and creating pockets of time for family time as well a creating downtime.

There has to be balance and I believe we've got you covered all season long. From simple memory making activities to inexpensive day long events, each one will have you enjoying Mother Nature's beauties!

Grab our list, and get inspired to head outdoors with our fun family activities that make the most of autumn.

Fall Activities to Do Outdoors

Go apple picking

Go leaf-peeping

Get lost in a corn maze

Visit a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins

Play a game of touch football

Go for a hike

Collect colorful fall leaves

Rent a cabin in the mountains

Plant bulbs in your garden for next spring

Have a picnic

Take a drive in the country

Listen to the sound of leaves crunching under your feet

Watch geese flying south for the winter

Fall Activities With Kids

Go on a nature walk Visit a petting zoo

Make a pinecone bird feeder

Watch a kids’ soccer ( or highschool football) game

Attend a fall festival

Have a picnic

Write down what you’re thankful for

Make a scarecrow

Jump into a leaf pile

Collect colorful leaves and press them into an album

Take a hay ride

Play hide and seek with glow sticks

Carve your own pumpkin

Make your kid’s (or your own) Halloween costume

Re-watch your favorite halloween movies

Bake a yummy autumn treat

Need even more ideas?

Build a bonfire Tailgate at your local football game

Take a weekend trip

Go on a bike ride to admire the fall foliage

Have a cozy pajama and breakfast for dinner night

Take a ghost tour or visit an old cemetery

How about throwing it back to Nostalgic Fall with activities you loved as a child?!

Eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (and remember those crisp, fall school days)

Buy something from a bake sale

Borrow a book from the library

Make a mug of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows

Make Rice Krispie treats

Buy a new notebook

Climb a tree

There are so many fun indoor and outdoor fall activities to do with your family. Breathe in the crisp autumn air and get ready to have an absolute blast creating memories with these fun-packed activities for your whole family.



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