Ah, the smell of crisp cool air and the marvelous sight of beautiful leaves beginning to turn bright colors.
That’s right moms, autumn is in full swing which brings in a whole new host of fun activities you can do with your family.
If your budget is recovering from expensive summer family vacations or back to school expenses, we’ve got you covered with these fun fall activities which won’t break the bank.
After all, you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy the wonderful fall season with your family.
Here are 5 family fun field trips which your children are sure to love:
1. Apple Picking
If you’ve never been to an apple orchard, now is the time!
Your children will love the excitement of walking among hundreds of apples and picking out their very own apples!
You can extend the trip to the apple orchard, and make some sweet treats at home – like homemade apple pie or caramel apples.
2. Fall Festivals
One of the best parts of fall are all the festivals in town!
Your hometown is bound to have a fall feast, with samplings of everything pumpkin.
Sip hot apple cider and check out all the activities – like hayrides or pumpkin carving events.
And if there isn’t a fall festival near you, consider taking a family road trip to a nearby town, and make an excursion out of it.
3. Hay Rides
It wouldn’t be fall without a hayride.
Think of the look on your child’s face when they get to see a real live tractor – and get to ride in the wagon behind!
All the bumps are worth it, for the priceless look on your child’s face.
Some hayrides even have added bonus stops to fun activities like corn mazes or pumpkin patches!
4. Food Block Parties
Consider helping host a neighborhood block party, full of fun treats.
Get creative and have a chili cook off, or whip up fall delights like butternut squash soup and roasted veggies.
Sometimes even the simplest field trips just involve getting out of the house and socializing with neighbors.
You can even help organize fun activities for kids like a pumpkin carving contest.
5. Farmer’s Markets
Your kids are never too young to learn how to eat healthy.
Pick a Saturday and take your little ones to the local farmer’s market, and show them how to pick out healthy food.
On the way home, take the scenic route and drive through neighborhoods looking at all the leaves changing colors, and use the moment to explain to them the different seasons.
You can even stop and get hot apple cider as a treat!
And after you’re done, bring home your produce and have them help you cook dinner for the family.
Don’t forget to save room for the pumpkin pie!
There are countless options to choose from this fall.
From pumpkin patches to apple orchards, festivals to hayrides, and everything in between, check out one of our suggestions and let us know how it goes.
Don’t forget to savor in all the wonderful aromas of everything pumpkin this fall!
(h/t Mommy Underground)