There’s nothing better than the cool crisp air and warm colors of fall! It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some fun fall activities before the real cold of winter sets in.

You know what else is great about fall? The abundance of of really cool family-friendly seasonal stuff you can do without breaking the bank.

Kids are expensive! We know families have to pinch pennies where they can.

And the truth of the matter is, these fall activities are really about building special childhood memories your kids will treasure into adulthood


The best memories aren’t something fancy, they’re the simple seasonal traditions you share with loved ones. Fall activities that can be passed down to future generations.


To that end, we came up with a list of 35 fun fall activities for families.

Many are outdoor activities that take advantage of the beautiful fall weather.

All of them are free or low-cost, because fall activities for kids don’t have to be expensive to be special.  

Make sure to add these 35 ideas to your fall bucket list this season!


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35 Family-Friendly Fall Activities


  1. Visit a pumpkin patch.
  2. Check your city’s events website for fall or Halloween festivals happening in your town.
  3. Go through a corn or hay maze.
  4. Jump in a pile of leaves.
  5. Eat and drink pumpkin spice everything!
  6. Have a family football party and “tailgate” in your living room.
  7. Spend a day at the fair.
  8. Visit a haunted house.
  9. Go apple picking.
  10. Use the apples to make homemade applesauce.
  11. Go on a hayride.
  12. Carve or paint a pumpkin.
  13. Makes some homemade Halloween decorations.
  14. Take a walk at the park to enjoy the fall foliage.
  15. Make or buy family Halloween costumes.
  16. Bake an apple or pumpkin pie. Or both!
  17. Drink warm apple cider.
  18. Decorate the house for Halloween.
  19. Make a list of everything you’re thankful for.
  20. Collect pinecones and make holiday decorations out of them.
  21. Make caramel apples.
  22. Go to a farmers market.
  23. Make your own jam and preserves.
  24. Make homemade Thanksgiving decorations.
  25. Sip hot chocolate and watch your favorite Halloween and Fall-themed movies.
  26. Decorate your house for Thanksgiving.
  27. Attend a local high school football game.
  28. Make a DIY front door fall wreath.
  29. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
  30. Cuddle up and read your favorite Halloween books for kids.
  31. Find some beautiful leaves and make leaf rubbings.
  32. Go on a hike and explore the woods.
  33. Crank up some Halloween tunes like Monster Mash or Thriller and dance.
  34. Have a picnic at the park with the beautiful fall colors.
  35. Volunteer or donate food to a local food bank.


RELATED: 30 Fun Spring Activities For Kids! 


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Get Out And Enjoy Fall Already!

So what are you waiting for? Autumn flies by in a flash!

Get out there and start enjoying the season with some of our fun fall activities for families.

You’ll get to enjoy all the fall flavors, crisp weather and beautiful foliage, while building special memories with your kids that will last a lifetime.


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