As the weather cools down and the kids get back to their school routine, you may be looking to optimize time spent together as a family. We’ve put together the ultimate fall bucket list for families, full of fun activities that can be done at home or out and about.
Fall is the perfect time to head outdoors, so get the family together for an outside adventure.
Find a local trail for a family-friendly hike. Depending on the age of the kiddos, you’ll have to decide what level of hike you need (easy, intermediate, or advanced). Pro tip: We love using AllTrails to find the perfect place.
If you’re looking for a more casual way to get outdoors (especially for the littles), try apple picking. Most cities have options for this — and if your city doesn’t have one, try looking in neighboring cities.
After you’re done picking fresh apples, you can find different recipes to use them. Check out these easy fall recipes and take your pick.
Of course, there are other fall treats to bake like pumpkin rolls, carrot cake, and more. If you’re looking for an easier baking project, just head to your local grocery store and pick up a pack of cookies to put in the oven.
Although pumpkins are mostly associated with Halloween, they’re still a fall decor staple. Feel free to carve out some time for pumpkin carving anytime this season.
It’s also a good way for everyone to showcase their individuality while working together as a family.
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There are plenty of festivities this season. Check your city’s website calendar and social media to see if there are any festivals. From Oktoberfest to other harvest specials (a great time to sip on apple cider), and fairs, there’s sure to be something to do as a family.
The cooler weather makes for the perfect time to take a trip to the local farmer’s market. You can surely find local produce in a season like cranberries, carrots, butternut squash, and more. Interested in seeing what’s growing in your neck of the woods? See what’s growing this season.
Celebrate Soup Season
After your trip to the market, take those local goodies home and cook up something warm, hearty, and delicious. The start of fall means it’s officially soup season (chili counts too). Get cozy with these easy soup recipes this season.
Have something different in mind this season? Let us know your family’s fall bucket list this year in the comments below.