One thing that can be said about the fall season is that it is short. If you don’t pay attention, it’s easy to miss everything that fall has to offer. Having a great time with your family this season doesn’t have to cost a lot, so try out these 10 free fall activities that you can do with the whole family.
Most towns and cities will have local festivals in the fall, and most of them are free to attend. Take a trip to the town website or visit the town hall or local library to get a list, then head out and learn something new about what your local community has to offer.
There’s no denying that a big part of fall’s charm is the changing of the leaves. Take the family and get out for a hike on one of those brilliant fall days, so you can see all the different colours while the leaves are still on the trees. Remember to take along a camera to capture the great memories and beautiful scenery.
Once the leaves are no longer on the trees, raking them up with the kids can be a fun family activity. Jumping in piles of fall leaves will be a memory your kids will carry for the rest of ther lives.
4) Get Creative
Let the kids keep some leaves and turn them into artwork. Check online for some cool fall crafts you can create with things you already have around the home. Here’s a great resource for seasonal crafts!
Just because the temperature is a little cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a picnic. Choose a sunny day and bring along a Frisbee or ride your bikes to the park to keep everyone active.
6) Start a Fire
Fall is perfect weather for a bonfire. The cooler evening air makes it an ideal activity. If you don’t have a fire pit, find somewhere that you’re allowed to have a bonfire and have fun – why not roast marshmallows and hot dogs?
7) Take In a Game
The fall means the start of high school sports in many places, and taking in a soccer or football game can be a fun family activity with all the appeal of a big league game for free.
8) Get Ready for Halloween
Get the kids into the Halloween spirit by visiting a pumpkin patch to search for that perfect jack o’ lantern. You can also have the kids help design costumes and draw out faces to use once the pumpkins are brought home and cleaned out.
9) Go for a Drive
With all of the colors that fall has to offer, something as simple as going for a family drive can be a memorable experience. You don’t even need to have a destination in mind, as long as the route has lots of trees.
10) Go Apple Picking
Apple picking may end up costing you a small amount of money if you want to bring apples home to enjoy, but access to the orchard and trees is usually free. Plus, the taste of an apple that has just been plucked from the tree is definitely something everyone should try at least once.