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
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.