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Fall Outdoor Activities Fun for the Family!

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Fall Outdoor Activities for the whole family

Classic Games

Embrace the season with Fall outdoor activities for the whole family. Get outside go on a scavenger hunt, apple picking, a nature hike or go to a pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin. These are some of our suggestion to fun family fun.

Classic games are always a winner with kids looking for something to do. There’s a reason they are called classic. To refresh your memory, here’s a list of some your kids might know: Simon Says
Red Light, Green Light
Capture the Flag
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Color Walks

This game is almost like a scavenger hunt or a quest. Simply choose a color, go outside, and find as many things that are that color as they can. Taking pictures of the things they find is also a fun way to document cool things they see on their journey. Also, if they are passionate about photography, this is a great way to get some practice.

Scavenger Hunts

Like color walks, this activity can give kids the chance to explore their surroundings and keep track of the cool things they find. You can either find a fun, fall list online or simply create your own. These hunts can take place all over the neighborhood, to make it extra fun for the kids.

Scavenger Hunt Bingo


Geocaching is a form of treasure hunting, using handheld GPS units, like your iPhone. These “treasures” are containers of all shapes and sizes that can be camouflaged right under your nose. Some are in places you pass every day, and others can be found in places you wouldn’t think to look. Explore new places and collect cool items through geocaching.

Leaf Play

Jumping into a big pile of leaves is one activity that will never get old during the autumn months. Simply, grab a rake, and “put your kids to work” raking the leaves. Then once they are all raked into the biggest pile possible, stand back and watch them soar. This activity is a fun combination of work and play, and will make that leap so much more rewarding for your kids after raking them up so many times.

Fall Outdoor Activities for the whole family.

Obstacle Course

Using your household items or things you find in the forest, create your very own obstacle course right in your backyard. Or, take it to the park for all the kids to play. Anything can be turned into something to run around, jump over, or dive under. This will get kids off their butts, running around, and having a good time.

Nature Investigators

Outdoor activities can also be the perfect place for your child to learn about all of the cool things in nature. They can examine everything around them such as trees, how they grow, different types of trees, tree leaves, and more. If your child has an interest in natural sciences, the backyard or nearby park is a great place to explore, collect, and analyze.

Apple Orchard Adventure

A great activity for the whole family is picking fruit from local orchards. Nothing gets kids more excited about eating fruit than being able to pick it themselves. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the ripeness of fruit and it saves parents from having to take a trip to the grocery store for the same stuff.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

It is the perfect family outing! Google pumpkin patches near me, and go…you’ll find tons of pumpkins to choose from. Some patches also have corn mazes, pumpkin carving contest, autumn treats, and other festive activities. Check your local area for Covid restrictions.


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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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