10 Family Fun Ideas to Celebrate the Fall Season

fall leaves

Yeah, today is the first official day of Autumn! This is my family’s favorite time of year. The weather is cooler, the trees look beautiful as they say goodbye to the year, we break out the spooky Halloween and Day of the Dead decorations, and we go gaga for Apple Cider Donuts. (Man, I love a good donut.)

We make sure we don’t miss out on a minute of fun by creating a Family Fun Plan. We pick a night and at dinner everyone throws out ideas of what they want to do and we then schedule our activities on the calendar. We now know if we need to buy tickets to anything, get invitations out, or have the house clean by a certain date. (Oh yes, our social calendar dictates when the house gets cleaned.) Once our activities are written in stone (OK, just in the planner – but in PEN!) we have some fun times to look forward to.

Here are some of our ideas for having more family fun this Fall. If you are looking for more ideas check your local park districts, libraries, YMCAs, and Children’s Museums for fall events.

pumpkin farm

Top 10 Ideas for Fall Family Fun

    1. Apple Orchard/ Making Caramel Apples
    2. Fall Foliage Drive
    3. Visit a Pumpkin Farm
    4. Leaf Pile Forts, Mazes & Piles
    5. Hiking/ Photo Scavenger Hunt in your local Forest Preserve
    6. Creating & Decorating for Halloween
    7. Throw a Halloween Party – for kids and/or adults
    8. Organize a Neighborhood Trick or Treat Procession
    9. Neighborhood Flag Football Party
    10. Flashlight Corn Maze Adventures


We found this article at the DomesticCents.com blog on Frugal Fall Family Fun Ideas that we wanted to share. I love their photos and Scarecrow idea.

I hope this list has inspired you to get out your calendar and start some planning. Check back for more ideas and tips on how to have more family fun this fall season. I’d love to hear what you love to do with your family, so leave me a comment.

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2 Comments - Leave a comment

  1. We just went apple picking this weekend and I have more than 1/2 a bushel of apples sitting on my porch and a whole list of things I want to do with them. Now you’ve got me wanting to add caramel apples to it :) Happy Fall!

    Nicki at Domestic Cents

  2. Hi Nicki – Thanks for your comment! All of our apple orchards keep closing down and it’s making me sad. I need to find a new place to take the kids this year. I’m envious of your 1/2 bushel! Happy Fall and have fun with your family.



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