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Awesome Fall: 10 Fall Activities To Do With The Kids

August 29, 2022

What’s not to love about fall? It’s the season of cozy coats, conker collecting and crunchy leaves, plus all the fun of Halloween too! Make the most of the new season with our list of favorite fall activities to tick off with your family. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time for an adventure…

3 children wearing warm hats & cozy clothes, playing a card game in an outdoor blanket fort.

1. Hunt for conkers (or buckeyes)

Collecting conkers is something you can only do for a few months of the year, so make sure you don’t miss it! Grab a bag and head to your local park, forest or anywhere else nearby with horse-chestnut trees and see how many you can find. There’s loads of things you can do with them after too, from playing the famous game, to arts and crafts activities.

A pile of shiny brown buckeyes, some still in their spiky shells.

2. Pick a pumpkin

If you’d usually head to your local grocery store to pick your pumpkin, then let us persuade you to swap the aisles for a real pumpkin patch instead! Make a full day of it, by wrapping up warm and heading out to a field packed full of pumpkins, of all different sizes and colors! With handy wheelbarrows to help you carry your pumpkins back to the car, kids will love picking their favorite, and loads of places even have carving activities on site too.

A pickup truck with wooden sides, piled high & surrounded by orange pumpkins of all shapes & sizes.

3. Plan a spooktacular Halloween day out

Halloween is one of the biggest dates in the fall calendar, giving you the perfect excuse to plan some family fun. Loads of attractions around the US have special events, from spooky shows and fancy dress competitions, to haunted houses and even more frighteningly good fun! Check out some of your local attractions to see what’s on.

4. Go on a walk

Some of the best adventures come from the simplest days out, which is why we love going on a family walk! Let the kids lead the way, either choosing a well-trodden trail or finding your own route, making sure to take a good look at your surroundings along the way - just don’t forget your rain boots!

Two girls wearing puffer jackets & colorful outfits, up in a tree.

5. Do leaf crafts

There are two reasons why we love the fall of leaves at this time of year: the first is jumping in piles of crunchy leaves, and the second is collecting a handful to take home for arts and crafts! Hunt out all the best colors, from golden yellows to deep reds, then use them to make fall suncatchers, a colorful fall collage or try some leaf printing and painting too.

A person with a handful of dried brown Fall leaves.

6. Go apple picking

It’s the time of the year for harvest, and apples are no different. September through to October is the perfect time to visit an orchard and pick a range of different apples! Our top tip for picking? Twist upwards rather than pulling down, if they’re ripe and ready, it won’t be hard to pick!

7. Visit a national park

While the west coast boasts some of the most amazing national parks across the continent, there’s so much to much be explored within the national parks on the east coast. And October is the best time of year to visit one of these parks, when you can beat the summertime crowds and heat.

8. Pack a fall picnic

You may think that picnic season is over, but the good news is that we think otherwise! Fall is a fantastic time of year to eat al fresco, just remember to pack some sweaters and coats for when it gets cold. You’ll want to pick a dry day full of fall sunshine, but pack up your picnic baskets and blankets, head to the local park and tuck in to all your favorite treats. Plus, you can combine in with some other activities on this list, like conker collecting too!

A group of adults & children dressed in warm clothes & carrying picnic blankets, beach buckets & fishing nets.

9. Get lost in a corn maze

There’s not long left before the spectacular corn mazes from this year get harvested, so don’t miss your chance for a great family day out. Featuring incredible designs cut into the crop, you’re tasked with navigating your way through the maze towards the middle, before trying to take a different route to find your way back out. With varying degrees of difficulty, you’ll need to keep your wits about you to avoid the dreaded dead ends. It’s great fun for the whole family.

10. Make s’mores

Learning how to make s’mores as a kid is so much fun. So, light up the BBQ and complete your own bonfire to make some magicy mellowly moments. All you need is marshmallows, Graham Crackers, chocolate and roasting sticks.

There are so many more fall activities and ideas for exploring this season, so share your family favorite days out with us @fatfaceusa.

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