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7 Family-Friendly Fall Outdoor Activities

Try one of these 7 fall outdoor activities for families this autumn – not only are they a great way to spend valuable time together, but they can help your child appreciate the elements of this transitional season.

  1. Go on a nature walk. A walk in the great outdoors is a perfect way to help your child learn about the changes of fall. Collect fallen leaves, spot migratory birds, watch squirrels preparing for winter, or notice any changes in leaves, plants, and flowers. This walk can take place around your neighborhood or on a nature trail.

  2. Visit a farm or orchard. A visit to a local farm can help your child to learn more about the seasonality of food. You can talk to the local farmers and find out what they’re growing now. Many farms also offer activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as hayrides and petting zoos.

  3. Go to a farmer’s market. A farmer’s market is another great way to help your child learn about the different foods that are available in the fall. Help your child choose in-season ingredients and plan a fall-themed family meal.

  4. Pick apples or choose pumpkins. Picking your own apples from the orchard or selecting the best pumpkin to bring home are two classic fall activities that the whole family can enjoy.

  5. Have a picnic or barbecue. Picnics and barbecues aren’t just for summer! In fact, fall days are great for eating outdoors, thanks to cooler weather and fewer picnic pests. Make it cozy by bundling up with sweaters, and bringing extra blankets along.

  6. Find your way through a corn maze. Many farms or local fall festivals feature a maze cut through a corn field. As a family, you can either work together to find your way out, or add an extra level of fun and break off into teams.

  7. Take a family bike ride. A fall family bike ride is an ideal activity to celebrate the season. Together, your family can appreciate the changes in nature.

These are just 7 fun fall family activities. Which ones do you like best?

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