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9 Fun and Budget-Friendly Fall Activities for You and your Family

September 13, 2019

Autumn is almost here and winter will be right behind it. It seems those perfect weather months go by so fast! Act quickly and get some of these fun activities in before it’s too cold to go outside. They don’t require much. Just a few dollars and a little motivation and your family can enjoy some togetherness and of course, some fun!

Get a Head Start on Those Halloween Costumes

Halloween seems to be getting more and more popular every year. This goes for both kids and adults! It is never too early to get a head start on Halloween costumes – especially if they are homemade!

Go Apple Picking

If you live in New England, there’s no way you haven’t gone apple picking. It’s a great past time that everyone can get involved in. Kids love it because they get to climb trees and it feels like a treasure hunt.

Take a Hay Ride

While at the apple orchard, grab a ride on a hay-filled tractor. No matter how old you are, a hay ride is always a nice little experience. If you aren’t going to the orchard, do a family hay ride at home instead.

Decorate Your Home

There is no better way to feel connected as a family than to decorate the home together. Go on a hunt outside with the kids for acorns and pinecones. You can fill little mason jars and turn them into centerpieces. Go out and buy a handful of gourdes. Your kids will feel important if they get to contribute to these decisions.

Bake Something Spooky

Another fun activity, whether alone or with family, is baking something sweet! Don’t forget about those apples you picked. Turn them into a nice apple pie or browse the internet for some Halloween themed kid-friendly treats.

Carve or Paint Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving is easily one of the most popular activities during autumn. For those creative folks, it can be extremely fun or even competitive! If you aren’t comfortable letting your children use sharp objects, have a pumpkin-painting party instead.

Camp in the Backyard

Pretend you’re out in the deep wilderness. Have a campfire or sleep outside, depending on the weather. Gather ingredients to make s’mores and roast hot dogs with the kids. Tell spooky stories over a flashlight or play a game! Everyone is sure to have a good time.

Take a Hike

Get your blood pumping before winter hits and you are stuck inside for months. It is a fun way for you and your family to enjoy some time together, get a little exercise, and enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves.

Check Out a Local Autumn Festival

Fall is a great time of year because there seems to be a fun festival to attend every weekend! Craft fairs, carnivals, autumn-themed festivals and the like are all fun events to take advantage of. Let the kids get their face painted and eat a candy apple!

Enjoy time with your family and all the flavors of autumn with these activities. There is something for everyone! If are planning a household move during this season, known for its comfortable weather, get in touch with Bekins today. We would love to take the stress out of your fall move so you and your family may get on with enjoying the autumn months as much as you can.

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