Summer’s slipping away, temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing color, and school is back in full swing. While it’s nice to start enjoying chilly evenings inside with a cup of hot cocoa and maybe a few scary movies, there are still plenty of fun fall family activities to do so nobody gets bored as the weather cools down.
Visit a pumpkin patch or orchard: Lots of local farms will allow visitors to pick their own apples or pumpkins when they’re ripe come autumn. It’s an easy and cheap way to get a pumpkin for carving or apples for homemade pies.
Arts and crafts with leaves: Kids love to play with the colorful fall leaves. It’s fun to do creative projects with them!
Go on a hayride: Similar to the pumpkin- and apple-picking option, many farms will often take families on fun hayrides around their farm during harvest season.
Make caramel apples: You could follow up your trip to the orchard by making these sweet treats! Bonus points if you go on a picnic, too.
Brainstorm other fall family activities to do outside with your family. There’s plenty you could do now that was uncomfortable when the weather was just too hot, like camping or going to the local zoo.