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11 Family-Friendly Fall Activities and Outings to Celebrate The Foliage

The crisp air, the vibrant foliage, and the aroma of pumpkin spice – it's that time of year again! 

During Fall, you have to plan a few family outings. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoors or indulge in seasonal treats, there are endless opportunities to create lasting memories. In this article, here are a few fun family outings during the fall season.

1. Visit a pumpkin patch

One of the quintessential fall activities is visiting a pumpkin patch. Take your family on an adventure to find the perfect pumpkins for carving or decorating. In fact, many pumpkin patches also tons of activities to fill your day even further: Hayrides, corn mazes, and petting zoos.

2. Explore a corn maze

Get lost in the magic of a corn maze. These intricate labyrinths provide a fantastic opportunity for teamwork and problem-solving as your family works together to find the exit. Corn mazes often feature various themes, adding an extra layer of excitement to the experience.

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3. Enjoy a scenic Fall hike

Fall is an ideal time to explore the great outdoors, and the changing leaves create a breathtaking backdrop for a family hike. Pack a picnic and hit the trails at a forest or a national park if you’re up for a road trip. Don’t forget to enjoy the fresh air and the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet!

4. Apple picking adventure

Visit an apple orchard and let your family pick their own apples. Not only is this a fun outing, but it also offers an opportunity to teach your children about where their food comes from. Afterward, use your freshly picked apples to bake a delicious apple pie or make homemade applesauce!

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5. Bake Fall-themed treats

Speaking of baking, this is another fun activity to spend time with your family. Gather ‘round in the kitchen and pick out your favorite recipes. From apple pies to pumpkin spice cookies, there are so many things you can bake and try. 

Plus, you’ll get to eat them afterwards! ;)

6. Create Fall crafts

Channel your family's creativity by engaging in fall-themed crafts. Collect leaves, acorns, and pinecones during your outdoor adventures and use them to create wreaths, painted rocks, or leaf-print artwork. These crafts can serve as beautiful autumn decorations for your home.

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7. Attend a Fall festival

Fall festivals are a treasure trove of family fun. These events often feature live music, food vendors, games, and activities for all ages. Look for local Fall festivals in your area and mark them on your calendar for a day of festive enjoyment.

8. Campfire and s'mores

Gather around a campfire in your backyard or a nearby park to roast marshmallows and make s'mores. Sharing stories and laughter by the fire is a wonderful way to connect with your loved ones while staying warm on chilly autumn evenings.

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9. Visit a haunted house… if you dare

For families with older children who enjoy a little thrill, consider visiting a family-friendly haunted house. These attractions are designed to be spooky yet suitable for all ages, providing an exciting Halloween-themed adventure.

10. Attend a Fall sports event

Fall is a prime season for sports like football, soccer, and baseball. Take your family to a local game or tailgate event to enjoy the excitement of live sports together. Don't forget to bring along some warm blankets and hot cocoa.

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11. Decorate for Fall

Embrace the spirit of the season by decorating your home together as a family. Create a fall-themed centerpiece for your dining table, hang colorful leaves and wreaths, and carve pumpkins to adorn your porch. Decorating can be a bonding experience that brings everyone closer.

Packing for a Fall trip?

Before venturing out into the vibrant outdoors, let’s get ready and pack a few things first. For your baby, you’ll need to pack these essentials: An extra set of clothes, extra diapers, a pacifier, warm milk or formula, baby wipes, and more. 

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Once you’ve got what you need, let’s pack them in our BabbleRoo Travel Diaper Backpack. Our bags are designed to increase wanderlust and decrease the chances of a messy trip. It comes with plenty of pockets for you and your baby’s essentials, a washable changing pad, and built-in stroller clips. 

Are you ready yet?

If you’ve answered yes to that question, it’s go-time! Let’s go make some memories this Fall. 

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