Fall is the most wonderful time of the year! The leaves, the football, the chilly temperatures. Plus, the family can enjoy outdoor activities without the worry of overheating. Gather the family and go on an adventure with one of these fun fall outdoor activity ideas to enjoy as a family.

Attend a Fall Festival

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy delicious festival food and play festival games. You’ll enjoy hay rides and sensory bins and bobbing for apples. There’s an activity everyone in the family can enjoy at a fall festival.

Walk Through a Corn Maze

Does your family love games and fall? Then a corn maze is just the thing you need to try! Everyone can work together to try and solve the puzzle and escape while taking in the spirit of fall. Plus, every corn maze is different. Hit up all the ones in the area for a challenging way to celebrate autumn.

Nature Hike

One of the best things about fall is being outdoors without the threat of heat and bugs. It’s the perfect time to gather the family for a hike or long walk out in nature. Take in all the sights and sounds of autumn. If your child has a ride-on car that can handle the rougher terrain, take it along for a new way to see the trail.

If you have little ones, have them gather their favorite leaves or other natural elements they find to create a craft when you return home. They can press the leaves into clay, make a handprint turkey, or make leaf impressions with salt dough—a fun way to commemorate the hike.

Go Apple Picking

Find a local apple orchard and spend the day picking and eating apples. Plus, you can bake muffins, pies, cookies, or cakes with the apples you’ve picked. Make apple dip to smother the apples, or try apple nachos! Warm up some peanut butter to drizzle over the crisp apples, then sprinkle with cinnamon, granola, and nuts!

Sit down together as a family and create a fall bucket list, and use these fall outdoor activities ideas to get the ball rolling. Then, you can begin enjoying the gorgeous season as a family.

Dianne Pajo
Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.