Fall is the best time of year for families to gather and do some fun things. The air is cooler. The colors are amazing. The harvests of fruits and vegetables are bountiful. And, there are some really fun seasonal holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.
There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. So, why not do some fun things together? Let’s take a look at some great family fun adventures to plan on doing during the autumn months.
Start Your Spring Garden
One of the most magnificent things about early spring is when the flowering bulbs begin to pop up through the soil. This is a sign of the greenery and warmer weather to come. Early fall is the best time to plant bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils before a hard frost sets in.
You can also get a jump on planting vegetables, such as carrots, onions, garlic, asparagus, and hardy leafy greens. Your kids will get a kick out of seeing the rewards of their labor.
Visit a Farm or Orchard
Fall fruits and vegetables are some of the favorite produce for kids and adults. Get to an orchard to pick some apples and maybe buy some cider. Go to a winter squash farm to pick up some sugar pumpkins for baking and a big one for carving.
Back at home you can make an apple crisp together, sip some warmed cider with cinnamon, make a pumpkin pie, and then carve a pumpkin for Halloween.
Go for a Fall Foliage Hike
There is nothing prettier than walking through a forest with trees ablaze with colorful leaves. The leaves that have already fallen to the ground have an earthy smell that reminds you that you are really one with nature.
Many local parks have well groomed and marked trails that children can easily navigate. Some trails are handicapped accessible so everyone can enjoy the outdoors.
Have an Outdoor Fire Party
Gathering around an outdoor fire while toasting marshmallows and telling stories is truly a family event. You can construct a DIY fire pit together if you don’t already have a fire pit. Or, you could have a bonfire on a beach, assuming it is allowed. Invite other families to join in on the fun. Tell scary stories if it is close to Halloween.