The arrival of fall is a fun time of year. The signs are everywhere. The leaves are changing their color, and the air is getting cooler. The children are settled in their classrooms and the tone of the upcoming holiday season is hanging in the air. You can still have quality family time by taking advantage of the activities during fall. Here are some fun ideas.
Visiting a Pumpkin Patch
Fall is the time of the year when things in orange are perfect for picking, including the all-time favorite pumpkin. You and your family should visit your local pumpkin patch, so the kids could pick their own pumpkin. To bring out their creativity, you can have the pumpkins carved or painted with interesting designs. You can save the seeds for roasting and turn them into nutritious snacks on the go.
Part of visiting the pumpkin patch is to look for the best pumpkin for Halloween or fall decorations. Let your kids participate in making your home festive. Display their handiwork on your front steps, and let the trick-or-treaters marvel at their masterpiece.
This fruit is abundant, ripe and ready during fall. Add more fun to your weekends by bringing the whole family to an orchard to get their own apples straight from the tree. Aside from making the good old apple pie, there are a thousand and one ways to incorporate them into your cooking.
Some farms have animals for your children to feed, ride around the orchard, or for petting. Some also have bakeshops where you can sample delicious seasonal goodies. This is also a great way to support local businesses by purchasing their goods.
If you have kids, who are athletes, or you just want to feel nostalgic, you can go to a high school football game. If you are local, you can tailgate with your friends and family. This is a fantastic way to get to know your kid's friends, and the rest of the folks in your community, while soaking in the sun and the crisp air.
There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of nature than by hiking through its heart. Take in all the prettiness as the trees turn yellow, vibrant orange, and red. Load up your backpack, take some snacks and water, lace up your boots and hike those trails. There is no place you would rather be in the middle of this seasonal spectacle.
Building a bonfire at home and inviting friends over for some marshmallow roasting is fun too. If you cannot have bonfires at home, look for farms or orchards that are hosting one. Here you can meet new friends and exchange ghost stories too.
If you and your family are not fond of hiking, a corn maze will be perfect. Some cornfield owners turn their farm into a maze filled with twist and turns. It is guaranteed to give an hour or two of fun and excitement searching for the exit.
Winter is coming before you can even rake your leaves; make sure you do not miss these fall activities with your family and friends! And don't forget to make your delicious spiced apple cider!! Enjoy!