7 Great Family Fall Activities

Are you ready for fall? Fall is a beautiful time of year. You have endured the heat of summer, and now you get a few months of beautiful weather before winter arrives. Fall is not just a season, it’s a theme. People look forward to Fall because of its colors, holidays, and weather. 

Fall is a great time to get the family out and do things together. There are many activities that can be done during the Fall, and we will just be scratching the surface with these 7 ideas.

Take a Walk

Have I mentioned that the Fall weather is beautiful? It really is though, some days may require a jacket, but many days are a perfect balance of warm sun and a cool breeze. It’s perfect to get out and walk around, enjoying the weather.

Nature also puts on a show during Fall. The leaves turn bright colors, creating exquisite backgrounds as you take a walk through a wooded area. Seriously gorgeous. And once the leaves start falling, you get the wonderful sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet. 

Pumpkin Patch

Your kids will love going to the pumpkin patch. You can look at literally thousands of pumpkins. Having them choose pumpkins to take home can help them increase their cognitive ability by imagining which ones would be easiest to carve. Many pumpkin patches also offer activities like slides, face painting, and more. 

Carving Pumpkins

Once you pick out your pumpkins, have a family activity where you carve the pumpkins. If you have one big pumpkin have the kids brainstorm what should be carved on the pumpkin. A fun idea is to get some of those tiny pumpkins and let all of the kids chose their own design. 

Leaf Piles

Once the leaves start falling, you will need to rake up your yard. The kids will love the thrill of raking the leaves up into a giant pile and then getting a running start to launch them into the leaf pile. It can be done easily multiple times, and then by the end, your yard will be clear of leaves. 

Corn Maze

Classic incoming fall activity idea…visit a corn maze! People of all ages love corn mazes. They are fun, challenging, and the one time in life it is not a bad thing when you are lost. If you need to find a corn maze near you, MazePlay has an awesome corn maze locator you can try out.

Pick Apples

A Fall weekend is the perfect time of year to go pick apples. You can do a simple Google search for apple orchards close to you. You might get charged by the pound of the basket. It is a great family activity, as kids of all ages can grab the low hanging fruit, with maybe just a little help from Mom or Dad. 

Backyard Cookout

The ideal way to cookout in your backyard in the Fall time is over an open fire. If you have a firepit you are ready to go. Roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over a fire is a great family activity and it takes away a night where you need to make dinner.

Fall is a great time of year for quality family time. You will find lots of available activities, and they will just about all make for a good time. Make the most of Fall this year and get outside with your kids. The weather is the best so go make the most of it before it’s too cold to play outside!

What is your favorite fall activity to do as a family? Do you enjoy these fun family fall activities?


Christy has three children. She has over 22 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom, a single parent, and dealing with chronic illness/pain. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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  1. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    Fall will be here before we know it. I love fall. I enjoy pumpkin season, Thanksgiving and the cooler weather. Thank you so much for sharing these great suggestions

    1. I love fall too. Can’t wait until I can sit outside and watch my little one play. It’s still in the upper 90s and 100s here and hoping fall temps will get here soon.

  2. Lauryn R says:

    These are great ideas, thanks for sharing! I love Fall, it is such a great time of the year! For me I love the cooler weather.

  3. Tracie Cooper says:

    My hubby and I love to go Apple Picking!

  4. The readers of my blog would definitely love these ideas! Its important to always come up with fresh ideas for our family to do

  5. We are huge fans of fall. Probably because we love football, and my birthday and my daughter’s birthday are in the fall. We like to have a roaring fire and do s’mores when we can!

  6. robin rue says:

    We love going to the pumpkin patch and doing corn mazes. You have so many fun ideas here.

  7. We love to go to the pumpkin patch. My husband likes to get in some fall fishing. The bugs are not as bad and the people that like to play on the water are usually done for the season.

  8. We do some of these! My kids have outgrown the pumpkin patch. I wish I could find a place with just a corn maze. We’ll be carving pumpkins this weekend, though it’s not my fave thing to do. But the kids like it.

  9. I just love that most of your fall activities are outside. It’s such a great time of year to enjoy nature with the family.

  10. What some absolutely amazing things to do over autumn. I think there is something wonderful about getting outside at this time over year and even just jumping in leaves.

  11. Fall is one of my favorite seasons because there are so many fun activities. I love going apple picking and visiting pumpkin patches.

  12. We always go apple picking but didn’t make it this year we will be doing some fall activities next Saturday though and we can’t wait

  13. Wow! I am so loving these Fall activities right now. They all sound sooo exciting and super fun!

  14. Ruth I says:

    Fall is definitely one of the loveliest season. It’s laid back and pretty cozy. These are fantastic ideas.

  15. Fall is such a fun time of the year. We are going pumpkin picking next weekend. We cannot wait! It will be so much fun!

  16. I think these are all wonderful ideas. I love taking a walk in fall. It’s one of the best times for it.

  17. We love to go to our local farmers’ market where they have hay rides, corn mazes and a petting zoo. The kids are always excited about it.

  18. We’ve done all of those fun things before except for the cookout. My husband is done with grilling when summer ends. LOL.

  19. I love the backyard cookout and firepit. It is just family fall fun.

  20. Rika Livingston says:

    These are wonderful ideas! I think my kids would enjoy hayrides and apple picking!

  21. Brianna S says:

    I love all of these! We miss the fall in Ohio, it’s hot here in SC!

  22. These are really wonderful ideas, yes visiting pumpkin patch, picking apples is really nice activities.

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