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Fun Fall Activities for Families
September 20, 2018 11:28 am | by
Find the perfect fall activities for you and your family.

Are you looking for some fun fall activities for you and your family? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall activities for family members of all ages.

Pumpkin Patch

Visit your local pumpkin patch and choose your very own pumpkin. Bonus: the pumpkin patch is an amazing photo opp for moms who love photography!

Fall fun at the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin Carving

After you’ve chosen the perfect gourd, it’s time to make a masterpiece! If your kids are too young to help with pumpkin carving, let them paint it with washable paint.

Pumpkin carving


Get outside and enjoy the cooler weather on a hayride.

Playing in a leaf pile

As the leaves are falling, tidy up the yard with a leaf pile. Then, let the kids jump in it.

Apple Picking

There’s something great about being outside in the cooler weather. If you have apple orchards near you, it’s a great time to check them out and pick some apples. Then, you can have fun making some tasty apple treats.

Camp Out

Camping can be a great bonding experience for the family. If that’s not your thing, maybe you can just camp out in the backyard or go glamping. Don’t forget a flashlight!

Corn Maze

This might be a midwest thing, but around here we have corn mazes. Before the corn fields are totally plowed, they drive through them to make mazes that kids have to find their way out of. Fun for all ages!

Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate

Mmmm… sign me up for a warm mug of apple cider or hot chocolate! These are the perfect treat on cooler evenings or at a football game. Speaking of…

Football Games

Kids love watching the older kids play a game of football. Since high school games are usually cheap or free, it’s fine if the kids are having more fun running around than watching the game.


Check out some local parks or hiking trails and take in all the changing leaves. My 3-year-old would have a blast, but I’d probably keep the baby in a baby carrier to help keep him safe and to keep our pace moving. 
Dad with baby on his back in a Tula Baby carrier

Decorate the House

I love transitioning from season to season with cute decor. Whether it’s changing out our doormat or wreath or adding pumpkins and spiderwebs, it can be a fun way to change up the feel in the house. Plus, I love to switch from my floral, lemon and cotton scents of the summer to sweet cinnamon or baked goods-scented candles. Mmm!

Haunted House

My kids are still a little too young to be scared at traditional haunted houses, but I’ve found some Halloween activities that have a spooky vibe while remaining family-friendly. Check out your local high school and see if they have anything planned.

Pumpkin-Flavored Anything

Are you a diehard PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) or just enjoy the occasional pumpkin bread? Either way- it’s coming quickly! Treat your family with some fun fall pumpkin treats this time of year. Maybe your local bakery has something yummy you can try!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Fall Festivals

There are lots of great events planned around this time of year. At a fall festival, you’re probably going to come across games, yummy food, rides, face painting and much more. Have fun out there!

No matter what you choose to do, we hope you have a fun fall with your loved ones! Have another great fall tradition? Let us know in the comments!

Find the perfect fall activities for your family.

About the Author

Julia joined Cotton Babies in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Jenn Labit. She’s the proud mama to a toddler and a baby. She and her husband also have 2 dogs, a cat, a turtle and a pet fish. Julia is a diehard Cardinals fan who loves spending time with her family, shopping, crafting, and binge-watching “The Office.”


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