In the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice, there are many ways to make sure your family celebrates the season together. Fall may look a little different to all of us as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of the year, but there are still ways to find a bit of ‘normal’ and enjoy time with your family.
If you’re ready to make the most of all this season has to offer, read on to learn more about our favorite fall activities.
A great way to spend time outdoors enjoying the crisp, fall weather is visiting a local apple orchard. Pack a picnic, grab the camera for some memorable photos and prepare to make lasting fall memories during this activity. Be sure to wear masks, maintain a safe social distance and bring extra cleaning materials in case they are needed. Here’s what to expect if it’s your first time apple picking: Apple Picking Tips.
Nothing says fall like taking a day to drive out to visit a local pumpkin farm in your area. Since most pumpkin patches are outdoors, this activity is most likely able to occur a safe social distance. It’s important to check with the location you are visiting prior to arriving, to ensure the different safety precautions they’re taking for a safe visit.
One of fall’s most coveted traditions is none other than pumpkin carving! After you’ve taken photos at a local pumpkin farm and picked out the perfect gourd for your stoop. It’s time to transform it into the ghoulish creature of your choice. Set up a pumpkin carving station for your family with tools and waste bins for pieces of the pumpkin that aren’t going to make it into the final project. If you don’t want to toss the excess, try out these options!
Fall Foliage Drive
An easy way to get out of the house and experience the true beauty of nature is packing up the kids and driving through fall foliage at its peak. With cooler temperatures moving in and leaves changing from greens to oranges, yellows and reds, this low-cost option is perfect for those who live in a location where a quick drive into a wooded area to enjoy all fall has to offer. Check out this guide to find the best places to view fall foliage: Fall Foliage
Outdoor Family Movie Night
A tried and true favorite among most of the seasons, an outdoor family movie night is a great way to spend a cool, fall evening. Pair the night with a cup of warm apple cider, sweet treats and a campfire to roast marshmallows.
Add Pumpkin to a Recipe
Pumpkin is king this season, so why not take some time to add it to few recipes? From savory to sweet, the pumpkin can do it all. If you’re having some trouble thinking of ways to incorporate it into your meal plan, check out these recipes to inspire you: Pumpkin Recipes
Have some more suggestions for fall activities? We’d love to hear them! Please leave a comment below with your suggestion.