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10 Inexpensive Family Activities For Fall

Fall is here and we’ve put together a list of our favorite 10 inexpensive family activities for Fall to help get you through those last days of summer vacation and help you and your family gradually ease into the change of season. Fall that means the leaves are changing colors and the air is getting cooler outside. Fall brings in a lot of great opportunities to spend quality time with the family and enjoy the outdoors.

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These activities are either free or very inexpensive, so, if you’re saving money for the upcoming holidays, these are great ideas to get out and do something fun with the family.

Insect Collecting

Insect Collecting Inexpensive Family Friendly Activities For Fall

During the fall many insects travel to warmer climates or warmer areas. Take this opportunity to learn about the different insects and start a bug collection. You can find insects in the backyard or even local parks. Make it a learning activity by researching any insects you may find.

Enjoy the Farmer’s Market

Inexpensive Family Friendly Activities For Fall

Visit a local farmers market to stock up on squashes, veggies, apples and more. Vendors will often give out free samples or offer different fall-themed candies to try.

Rake Up Leaves And Create Your Own Leaf Maze

Inexpensive Family Friendly Activities For Fall

 Kids will love jumping in the fall leaves and you might too! It also helps with the outside chores, but kids will love doing it because they get something fun out of it! Once the leaves are raked up you can even create a fun leaf maze for everyone to venture through.

Build And Enjoy A Bonfire

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Enjoy the cooler, but not freezing cold temps, outside in front of the bonfire. Roast marshmallows, make s’ mores or enjoy a nice dinner outside by cooking hotdogs on the campfire.

Go On A Nature Hike

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 Enjoy the beautiful color-changing leaves and the fresh air by taking a nature hike at your local park, hiking trails, or enjoying the scenery at the lake. If you prefer to drive, simply take a trip out to the country and enjoy the scenery there. This is also a perfect opportunity to get some beautiful family pictures together!

Tip: Take a small bag or backpack with you to collect different leaves, pinecones and other colorful and fall-themed nature items for the idea below!

Create Fall Decorations

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 Use those leaves and pinecones to create craft projects with the kids. Kids can use their imaginations to make decorations for around the house. You can place the items in a fancy bowl or vase you can create a fun and colorful table setting.

Go Camping

Inexpensive Family Friendly Activities For Fall

Usually, you’ll get lower rates in the Fall because most people don’t go camping this time of year. Summer is the most expensive time to camp so when fall comes you can enjoy a break on the costs.

Make A Fort And Camp At Home

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Don’t have a camper or nearby campground? Have the entire family create an oversized for outside or bust out the tent and camp at home in the backyard.

Fall Into Fall Festivals

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Check your local community for any fall festivals or celebrations in the area. A lot of times there will be fun activities for kids or families. A lot of times, you will be able to pick pumpkins, try new fall-themed foods or drinks, and get lots of family pictures taken.


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 Enjoy a local football game and take part in the tailgating festivities. This is a great way to make a memorable experience, get to know other kids or families in the area, enjoy the game, and enjoy some good food. Food Allergies Halloween Tips Family Pumpkin

There are so many different activities that you can do during the fall season. Other ideas can include picking apples or pumpkins, having a picnic outside, or visiting area corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Fall is the perfect time for families to get out of the house and spend some time together enjoying the cooler weather and beautiful scenery! What are your favorite 10 Inexpensive Family Activities For Fall?

10 Inexpensive Family Friendly Activities For Fall