3 Great Fall Family Activities For Kids Of All Ages
Fall is here and the cooler weather means it's time to get outdoors and have some fun. If your summer was spent crowded around the air conditioner trying to stay cool, now's the time to enjoy the changing leaves and beautiful fall weather. Though there are many different activities for families to enjoy, now is a great time to visit a local pumpkin patch, go kite flying and visit an apple orchard.
Visit A Local Pumpkin Patch
A pumpkin patch is a great fall tradition. They are usually open throughout October and feature hayrides into the pumpkin fields so you can choose your own pumpkins. Some even have activities like mazes carved into cornfields, haunted houses and small petting zoos so there's something fun for all ages. If you visit at night, make sure to bring marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for s'mores.
After a visit to the pumpkin patch, part of the fun is carving spooky or silly designs into your pumpkins. Don't forget to roast the pumpkin seeds for a special fall treat.
Flying A Kite
Flying kites are another fun fall activity. If your children are younger, try to keep it simple with a single line kite. These types of kites are exactly what their name suggests - it is attached to a single piece of string, which allows it to fly in medium speed winds. A single line kite is typically the easiest to fly out of all the different types and comes in different shapes like diamond, delta, box and parafoils. Kids can even pick out special designs like sharks, birds, butterflies and rainbows to brighten the sky.
Once kids have mastered a single line kite, it may be time to move on to stunt kites. Stunt kites are typically larger than a single line and are sturdier, meaning they can fly in higher wind speeds and can even withstand a few crashes. Stunt kites have two or four lines connected to the kite which allows the kite to do tricks like dives and loops.
Nearly everyone can fly kites. All you need is an open area, a little wind, a kite and you're ready for a fun fall day outdoors.
Visit An Apple Orchard
Autumn means apple season, so if you're lucky enough to live near an apple orchard, take the time to pick your own apples. The orchards also often boast all different kinds of foods made out of apples like apple pie, caramel apples, apple cider and apple butter so make sure your family comes hungry to take advantage. If it's cool outside, enjoy your apple cider hot and your pie warm with vanilla ice cream melting over the top. If the weather is warm, apple cider makes a refreshing cool drink.
Many orchards even offer horse drawn carriage rides out to the apple fields, which kids of all ages will enjoy and some orchards even have their own bee colony so you may be able to take home some fresh honey.
Visiting a pumpkin patch, flying kites or visiting an apple orchard are just a few of the many fun family activities that go hand in hand with the beautiful autumn weather. These activities are perfect for nearly everyone.