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If you are near a farm during the fall season, there are many activities you can take advantage. Farms all throughout the United States have a variety of family-friendly events that are usually budget-friendly too. Just call around and find the perfect one for your family.
Hayrides take you along paths so that you can explore your surroundings. Some will take you around the farm and some will go into the woods. Some of these are haunted, so be sure to check before going just in case you have young children with you. If it is a chilly day, you should dress warm and bring a blanket along so that you stay comfortable the entire time.
Corn mazes allow you to get lost and enjoy some family bonding. You will start at one end and will need to find your way out. Be careful to keep your kids close to you so you do not lose them. Some of the corn mazes are haunted, so make sure you know before you go. These are usually not too difficult to figure out and some even give you some tips along the way.
Pumpkin picking is a favorite American pastime. You can get pumpkins to eat or to decorate your home for the fall season and Halloween. You will find pumpkins of all sizes and colors at farms. You just roam the patch until you find the ones that you want. How these are priced depends on the farm. Some just use a small/medium/large type of method and some will weigh the pumpkins.
Many farms will also have orchards with plenty of ripe apples ready for the picking. You can grab a basket and pick as many as you want. These apples are perfect for pies, fried apples or just eating them as is. The apples are often priced either by the basket or by weight. When priced by the basket, you just pay for the basket and can put as many apples as you can into it. When done by weight, your basket will be weighed after you fill it.
Many farms will have haunted houses during the fall and these are usually family friendly. In most cases, kids of all ages are invited into them and the characters are not as scary as they are in other haunted houses. The kids are also often welcome to wear their own costumes and join in on the fun.
We are taking my granddaughter apple picking this fall. I know she is going to have a blast.
Farms are so much fun, they really are. I love that the Fall season opens up so much more you can do at a farm and that more farms open their doors to the community to come on in! Great ideas.
I have always wanted to live on a farm. Minus the farm work of course. I love old barns really
We did some apple picking early this year. I’m hoping my daughter and I can find a fun farm for hayrides too.
My aunt has a pumpkin farm and we love visiting it every year to pick our pumpkins. She doesn’t do hay rides or corn mazes though, so we usually go to another farm to get that fall fix in.
I would love to try the corn maze as long as it wasn’t haunted. I would pick my own pumpkin and apples and that sounds like a good activity for the family.
Awesome activities! I love Fall because the weather is just perfect, it’s not too warm and not too cold outside. It’s the best season to enjoy the outdoors!
I am so excited for Fall! Isn’t it the best season to go outdoors and just enjoy the weather? These are awesome ideas that the kids will also love!
I can’t believe I am reading about Fall activities already! The summer has gone by too quickly. 🙁 Anyway, I think a trip to the farm would be a good family activity. I could make use of the apple picking activity and make lots of pies with it. Corn mazes are great too, but if it is haunted? Oh no. That would not be for me. My kids can go ahead and enjoy themselves with that. I am one big scaredy cat.
I loved playing on the farm as a kid. This list is super fun!
We are actually heading to a local farm next weekend and are really looking forward to it. So much fun. these are some great ideas!