As the streets get quieter, the nights draw upon us earlier, and everything turns to pumpkin spice, it is time to start planning your favorite fall activities.
Time goes so quickly; by the time fall ends, there are always things you wish you had done. This year can be different if you plan the activities you want to do in the fall.
Whether you want to hunt for pumpkins to carve, toast marshmallows on the fire or enjoy some fall walks, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.
Here are 7 things to do in the fall to help spark inspiration and get you in the fall spirit.
Fall is when the multi-colored balls filled with flavor and funky shapes take over the local farm. During this time to harvest, many farmers open their gates to their incredible pumpkin patches for the public to tour, have fun, and harvest their own. Pumpkin picking is a great activity for all the family, as you get your wagon and snips and get to hunt for your own in the fields. Then you can take your chosen pumpkins home and have fun with them; carve shapes and faces into them for Halloween, use them for decoration or make such pies and smoothies with them.
Fall is the best time of year for long walks. Cozy up in your hat, scarf, and gloves, grab a hot drink and head to your local woods. The fall leaves a stunning array of yellow, orange, and red landscapes up in the trees and spread across the floor. Soak in the beauty, and have fun in the leaves. The big pile of leaves is great for kids to roll around and have fun; they are also great for some creative family photoshoots.
You can also head to a deer park. Fall is the best time to see them in action, as it marks the start of rutting seasons, where the males tend to battle using their antlers.
Stay home and bake
While it’s cold outside, it is the perfect time to stay in and bake! Get out your favorite recipes, and try some new ones. Get creative with your pumpkins, roast lots of root vegetables, make stews or even try a roasted butternut squash recipe that’s perfect for the fall holidays. Then finish off the meals with warm and comforting goodies like cookies and pumpkin pies.
Host family movie nights
The perfect evening, after baking your favorite goodies, is enjoying them with your favorite fall movies. When it is dark, cold, and raining outside, snuggling up on the sofa with baked goods, a warm blanket, and your family is the best feeling. There are plenty of family-friendly films to choose from that everyone can enjoy. Make it extra special and make homemade hot chocolate, toast marshmallows and tell spooky stories.
Collect pine cones and conkers
Great for people of all ages and guarantee a little fun. Grab some bags, head to the local park, and see how many pine cones and conkers you can collect. Take them home and set up an arts and crafts station, where you can let your imagination run wild and get creative. Print shapes, make decorations, create a bird feeder or re-create the classic game of conkers with some string.
Make Halloween decorations
Do you and your family love Halloween? Why not make your own decorations this year! Head to your local store, get some arts and crafts and find old items you don’t want anymore around the house. The great thing about Halloween is that everything should be scary. This means you don’t have to worry about perfecting any crafts; just do what you can with what you have and, most importantly, have fun with it! Recreate some of your favorite decorations, or come up with your own spooky creations. This is a great activity to bring the family together and create new traditions.
Go apple picking
Much like pumpkin picking, some fruit ripens at this time of year and provides the perfect family activity in fall. Apples are great because they can serve many purposes at home, from encouraging healthy eating to using them for apple bobbing at Halloween or covering in caramel and goodies. Many local orchards open their gates for picking in the fall.
Although sadly, summer is over, there is so much fun you can have in the fall too. Don’t miss out on all these amazing activities you can get involved in. Start planning now for the best fall with your family.