Autumn is a great time of year with an abundance of great activities that the whole family can enjoy! Though the weather may be a bit cooler with a little nip in the air, there are still many ways a family can enjoy the outdoors as well as lots to do inside on those rainy days.
One place the kids are sure to love is the apple orchard and cider mill. There you can pick your own apples and see how cider is made. You can have a glass of freshly squeezed cider and try some of the cider mill’s baked goods. Most cider mills offer doughnuts, pastries, cookies and more!
You can also visit a pumpkin farm where your family can pick their own pumpkins. Many pumpkin farms also offer other activities. You can take the family on old-fashioned hayrides, get lost in a giant maze and enjoy an unusual spectator sport such as a tractor pull or pig race. You can definitely find a pumpkin farm with enough activities to fill an entire day.
You might even be able to carve your pumpkin at the farm, but why not take it home instead? Family pumpkin carvings can be a creative project that everyone can get involved in. Once you empty out the pumpkin, you can roast the seeds for a tasty, crunchy treat. For a bigger project, let each family member design and carve their own pumpkin!
Fall is also the time when many festivals are held as well as county fairs and carnivals. Many of these will focus on the harvest season and may feature traditional activities such as dancing contests and bake sales. Of course, there will be plenty of thrill rides and chances to win prizes with many types of games available to play.
A good way to take the chill out of the air is to build a bonfire and have a hot dog and marshmallow roast. The family can gather together with friends and neighbors and enjoy the night air even as the season cools down. Dancing and music make a great accompaniment to a bonfire!
No autumn would be complete without a visit to the local haunted house. Spooky ghouls and scary monsters wait around every corner, ready to send a different kind of chill up your spine! The entire family will love the thrills and the laughs that the spook house will bring.
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