90 Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]

90 Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]

Here comes my favorite season – Fall! The colors, the crisp air, the foliage – who doesn’t like Autumn? I’ve been an expat in the Middle East for so long, I am missing this season. I usually travel with my kids to the US just to enjoy this amazing season!


Looking for fun activities this Fall season? Here are 90 #Fall activities ideas for the family! #Autumn #familytravel #travelwithkids Click To Tweet


Family Activities for Every Season!
Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter


If you are looking for various fun fall activities for the family, try some of these!

1. Pick apples at a local farm or orchard.

2. Enjoy homemade apple cider

3. Bake apple chips

4. Make caramel apples

5. Make apple fritters

6. Bake apple pie

7. Try a new apple recipe

8. Make candy-corn apples for National Candy Corn Day (October 30th)

9. Get lost in a corn maze

10. Rake the Leaves

11. Jump into a leaf pile

12. Explore fall colors

13. Collect and identify leaves

14. Make handprint leaves

15. Decorate stationery with leaf stamps

16. Press leaves into a photo album

17. Iron leaves between two sheets of waxed paper

18. Take a hayride

19. Decorate your yard with hay bales


20. Head to a pumpkin patch

21. Decorate pumpkins

22. Make pumpkin pie

23. Bake pumpkin bread

24. Bake pumpkin bars

25. Make pumpkin soup

26. Try new pumpkin-flavored treats

27. Bake seasonal cookies

28. Make pumpkin spice waffles

29. Roast pumpkin seeds

30. Eat some persimmons

31. Make hot chocolate with marshmallows.

32. Make s’ mores outside


Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]



33. Attend a Halloween party

34. Coordinate family Halloween costumes

35. Check out a haunted house

36. Have a scary movie marathon

37. Make Halloween cards.

38. Make Halloween treats

39. Play Halloween games

40. Decorate trick-or-treating bags

41. Go for trick or treat


42. Go for a walk on a foggy morning

43. Go for a hike or nature walk

44. Escape to a cabin surrounded by nature

45. Go on a day trip

46. Visit a zoo

47. Visit an indoor water park

48. Visit a children’s museum

49. Visit Candytopia.

50. Fly a kite

51. Go horseback riding

52. Run a 5k

53. Try a bike ride as a family

54. Take a scenic drive to view the prettiest fall foliage

55. Camp in your backyard

56. Have a backyard campfire night

57. Go stargazing

58. Enjoy the crisp fall days and colors with picnic

59. Go to a drive-in movie theatre

60. Attend a local football game.

61. Play a sport in the park

62. Play your own game in the yard.

63. Play on indoor trampolines


64. Tell stories by the fireplace.

65. Play board games.

66. Read some of the autumn-themed children’s books.

67. Play some fall trivia

68. Knit your own scarf & sweater

69. Put all of your children’s seasonal crafts into a memory book

70. Spend a day planning your Fall activities together

71. Host a pizza party because why not?!

72. Schedule a Fall-themed family photoshoot

73. Do Fall-themed volunteering

74. Throw a themed party

75. Host a harvest party

76. Attend a local harvest festival.

77. Attend a fall festival

78. Visit a sunflower field

79. Make a fall bouquet of sunflowers


80. Arrange artificial autumn flowers in festive pots

81. Plant Fall flowers

82. Collect and paint pinecones

83. Paint wooden crafts

84. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

85. Make Thanksgiving crafts

86. Make personalized Thanksgiving placemats for the family

87. Create a Thankful tree

88. Make a Christmas wishlist

89. Work on Holiday Cards

90. Start making homemade Christmas gifts


What fall activities or traditions do you and your family have? What are your Fall favorite activities? Share with us your Fall experience!



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This Post Has 46 Comments

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    Thanks for sharing this with us on SIPB – I shared your post on my regular feature Monday Magic Inspiring Blogs for You (on Pain Pals Blog) as you have some great ideas, Claire x

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    These are fun ideas for fall families activities. My husband would love all of this. Glad that you shared this post.

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    Princess Quinn

    Thank you for all these ideas. I guess we won’t get bored this fall as we check all of these on our list of fun activities!

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    Agnes Vazhure

    Wow these are some really fun activities for families. Such a great ways to build family bonding this fall season.

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    Susie Lindau

    I love the idea of a thankful tree! I still need to plant my fall bulbs.

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    Anindya Rakshit

    Wow, that’s a long list and a very well thought out list……some real perfect ways to welcome Autumn…:)

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    The Beauty flicks

    Thank you for this list. I would like to go to a day trip first and then follow the cooking ideas. ?

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    Latte Lindsay

    This is a great list of ideas. I’m always stuck for things to do over half-term with the kids. I’ll have to try a few of these out over the next few days 🙂

    1. Wellington World Travels

      Thank you. That’s the point of having this comprehensive list – you’ll never run out ideas! Have fun!

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    Dalene Ekirapa

    So much to do with family over fall but I’d love the ride bike as a family and trampoline workouts too. Always nice to laugh around together while being active.

    1. Wellington World Travels

      That’s the whole point of doing these activities with families – laughing together or having fun together.

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    I could really get behind baking all of those wonderful fall goodies. I’ve already made some apple butter, usually with picked apples from my parent’s trees, but they didn’t get any good apples this year. We’ll have to jump in a neighbor’s leaf pile because our tree refuses to drop its leaves until the first snow fall.

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    You have definitely compiled a great list of things to do in autumn. I have already made apple pie this season, which turned out great! I do love the smell of baked apples with cinnamon overtaking the house.

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    Fall is my favorite season and you have included ALL of my favorite things on here! There might even be a couple of new and inspiring ideas!

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    WOW! I didn’t even know that there were 90 fall activities you could do?? This is a great list!!! Awesome!! I love Fall.

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    Elaine to

    Thank you very much for all these activities! I think my kids will love visit sunflower field 🙂

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    I’m not sure we can do all of these things where we live, but I’d love to try to find out. My kids would have a blast.

    1. Wellington World Travels

      Same here! I won’t be able to do everything where we live. But I hope we can do some! ENjoy.

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    So many fun ideas! We’re carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds tomorrow. That’s two checked off the list!

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    So many fun ideas!! Now my friends cant say they’re bored when we have all these options hahah

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    All of these ideas look like so much fun! cant wait until my little one is born to share these memories with him ??

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    This is an exhaustive list of things to do– a must when you have kids. You ca’t do all these things in one season.

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    I did a fall to-do list too! 🙂 Great minds think alike. This is my favorite time of year because there’s just so much to do!

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    Tara Pittman

    I need to make pumpkin soup. I will be making a pumpkin pie tonight for my sons birthday.

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    These are really fun ideas, I love pumpkin season too but not the scary Halloween part, also the leaves falling makes me happy.

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    Sarah Bailey

    Now these are some awesome ideas! They are great for people to get doing across half term as well – keep everyone entertained.

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