Fall is a welcome respite from the heat of summer. The colorful leaves and the crisp air give fall a beauty unlike any other season. With fall comes the opportunity for so many fun family activities outside! Choose a few to do with your family. You can even incorporate these activities into your HiB30 Challenge in September!
The whole family will have fun picking apples together. And you just can’t beat the taste of a freshly picked apple! If you don’t already know of a place to do it, search for pick-your-own farms in your area.
Take the kids out to a corn maze for a day. It’ll be a fun challenge for the whole family!
Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out some pumpkins to take home and decorate. The kids will love getting to pick their perfect pumpkin. You can carve them, use craft supplies to decorate them, or paint them. Have fun with it!
Sitting on hay bales, being pulled by a tractor. For many kids, there’s nothing more awesome than this! They’ll love this experience and it will become a very special memory for them.
Visit a Farm
Find a local farm that puts on a fall festival. They usually offer many fun activities and the whole family will have a great time seeing animals and participating in the festivities.
Spend an afternoon raking leaves with the family. You can even get a child-sized rake to get the kids involved. Rake all the leaves into a pile & let the kids have fun jumping in it.
Spend an evening around the fire with your family. Tell stories. Make smores. Have some hot cider or hot cocoa. Sing songs. It will be a fun night for everyone!
Of course hiking had to go on this list! Fall is the perfect time for hiking. Hiking is the best way to see the beauty of fall. And with the cooler temperatures you might find that you can hike further as well.
Get outside and enjoy these fun fall activities! Use them to meet your goals in the HiB30 Challenge this September. Explore new places and have some new experiences with your children. These could even become yearly traditions that the whole family looks forward to each fall!
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Bronwyn Blodgett lives with her husband, Steve, and 2 sons, Dominic and Graham, in Knoxville, TN. She writes about family, homemaking, and exploring the outdoors at Evergreen Horizon.