My favorite season has arrived, and although the weather is chilly, there are so many fun things to get out of the house and do with your family. Put on a sweater and head outdoors to take advantage of the beauty that fall has to offer!
Pumpkin Patch – Just because All Hallow’s Eve has come and gone, doesn’t mean you have to give up on pumpkins. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so make a visit to your local pumpkin patch or festival. Enjoy activities like mazes, hay rides, pettings zoos and more. Don’t forget to grab a few pumpkins to decorate your front porch.
After you get back home, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while you do a pumpkin patch craft together.
Hike – Pack some snacks and drinks and go for a walk or hike. Ask your children to collect their favorite leaves to paste in a nature journal.
Trade and Craft Show – Check your community’s calendar for trade and craft shows. Whether it’s a home improvement expo or a Festival of Trees, your children will enjoy walking (or strolling) through the exhibits and might pick up a few freebies and samples, too! You might discover the perfect Christmas gift to hide away for later.
Zoo – Most of us think of the zoo as a spring or summer diversion, but I love to bundle up on a crisp fall day and walk around the zoo with my children. Nobody is sweating buckets or asking for water constantly. If it’s chilly, you can always focus on indoor exhibits, and make a stop at the concession stand and souvenir shop. Check your local zoological park to see about seasonal events. In November, ours has a bug zoo tour, story time and an indoor rainforest feature. Whatever the season, a trip to the zoo is exciting and educational.
Honey Farm – Google honey producers in your area. I found three within 60 minutes of my home. Many bee farms offer educational tours, sampling and gift items. Most children are fascinated with insects; and what’s better than a bug that makes sweet treats?
Giveaway: Before your family heads out for another fall activity, a trip to your local Walmart might be in order. You can pick up snacks, drinks, wipes and other necessities! Enter my giveaway below for a $25 gift card to Walmart. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
This post and giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal.