10 Low-Cost Activities To Do as a Family This Fall

by - September 23, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The temps are getting lower, the humidity isn't on full blast, and the world is starting to fade into bursts of gold, orange, and deep red.

This is the perfect time of year to go on a family adventure, and I've put together a list of ten activities that are free or nearly free.

Visit a U-Pick Farm or Farmers Market - Apple picking isn't really a thing where I live, but there are plenty of u-pick farms, and many of our farmers markets have started adding fall seasons. It's a great way to add some fall produce to your table and get out of the house for a couple hours.

Have a Fall/Halloween Movie Marathon - Did you catch my movie list for October? That's a good place to start, especially if you're not into scary movies like me. And of course Freeform's got you covered with their 31 Nights of Halloween (see the full schedule here).

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt - Turn your next walk through the neighborhood or visit to a local park into a fun game. There are tons of free printables online or you can make up your own!

Visit a Pumpkin Patch/Sunflower Patch/Corn Maze - Nothing says fall more than pumpkins, sunflowers, and corn mazes. Grab your camera and head to your local patch for an afternoon of fun.

Make Fall Treats - Even if you're not much of a baker (like me), you can still have fun. Check out these 10 yummy ideas.

Go Camping - Camping in the fall is my favorite. You can build a fire, roast marshmallows, and not worry as much about mosquitoes.

Decorate a Pumpkin - Is it even fall if you don't decorate a pumpkin? This year, we're entering our library's Book Character Pumpkin Contest.

Have a Spooky Story Competition - Pop some popcorn, lower the lights, grab your flashlights, and go 'round the circle telling spooky tales. The best one wins! Bragging rights or a treat of some kind - your choice.

Host a BYOS (Bring Your Own Soup) Party - Invite your family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. to a dinner party and have them each bring their best soup to share. You can even turn it into a competition. This is something I fully intend to do this year.

Make a Fall Craft - Whether you DIY or hit up one of your local art studios for some guided instruction, a little creativity goes a long way.

What's something you're looking forward to doing with your family this fall?

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