One-on-one time with your kids is great, but spending time together as a family is even better. Bonding gives you the opportunity to create new memories and share new experiences with one another.
Fall is the perfect season to spend quality time outdoors. It’s not too hot or too cold – the weather is just right. This opens up a wide range of activities to choose from – hiking, biking and camping, just to name a few.
Go on a road trip together; the trees are changing colors, which makes for incredible scenery. Catch a nice breeze as you stroll through the park on a sunny day, go apple picking at your local orchard and visit a national park for some spectacular fall foliage.
Camping with your kids can be a very rewarding experience. It gets you away from home and out of your comfort zone. It gives you the chance to explore nature and bond with one another. Some excellent places for camping in the fall include the McKinney Campground in Georgia, Stony Fork Campground in Virginia, Plymouth Park Campground in Washington and Del Valle Campground in California.
Take Fall foliage drive for incredible views and a great family bonding experience. Some great drives include Michigan’s Gold Coast, Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina and the Moosehead Lake Region in Maine.
Head to your local orchard and go apple picking – get the freshest fruit around. Enjoy the fresh fall air, the cool weather and most importantly, have fun together, as a family. Then, when you get home, make an apple pie or delicious apple cider.
Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time for some fun filled fall festivals. This is the perfect time to experience the overflowing fields and orchards. Take the kids to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair in California, head to Pennsylvania for the National Apple Harvest Festival, and join the big crowds at the Cranberry Festival in Wisconsin.
You can’t go wrong by visiting a national park in the fall. However, there are some that offer a better view of the colored changing leaves than others. Some of the best national parks for fall foliage include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park, Acadia National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Walt Disney world is a place like no other; it’s a magical place, where children’s dreams may actually come true. Fall is the best time to visit because the weather is just right – it’s not too hot or too cold. Check out some of the things that you may have never tried yet, then get out there and experience them.
Grab a small bag, rakes, old buttons, a pair of jeans, two t-shirts, an old hat, straw, hay, rope and safety pins, then get to work on creating a scarecrow. It’s been a fall-themed tradition for decades.
Before winter comes and the leaves start to fall, go for a stroll around the park and enjoy the array of harvest colors surrounding you. The reds, yellows and orange color scheme will blow you away.
After your trip to the apple orchard, head home and make some homemade apple cider as a family. Wash and chop your apples, place them in a large stockpot, add water, stir in sugar, cinnamon and all spice. Then bring to a boil, uncovered for one hour. Then cover the pot, reduce heat and simmer for two hours. After, strain the apple mixture and refrigerate until cold (allrecipies.com).
For the brave families out there, visit a haunted house this fall. Enjoy the awesome special effects, admire the costumes, listen to spine-chilling music and watch as you transport into another word. Spike up your adrenaline with a good scream.
Pick pumpkins or visit your local store and purchase some, then head home and have a full day of pumpkin carving and decorating with your kids. They will have a blast and you will be able to add a new piece to your fall décor.
What’s better than a giant puzzle that you have to work together to solve as a family? Visiting a corn maze is a great family bonding experience. There are hundreds located around the country. Navigate, get lost and find your way back again.
You don’t have to dread your fall yard work, it can actually turn into an enjoyable activity for you and your family. Simply rake all of the leaves in your yard into a pile then call the kids outside and jump into the pile together.