It’s that time of the year again, and these fun fall activities will help you enjoy every moment!
Everyone in my family loves summer, and I get it. So do I. Hot sunny days, swimming, fishing… it’s a dream. But guess what other season I’m also head over heels for? You guessed it… 100% fall.
I mean, what’s not to love?!
It’s the season of:
- Fun fall activities
- Oversized cozy sweaters
- Late nights around the bonfire eating s’mores like it’s my job
- Leaves crunching beneath my feet
- Curling up with my favorite hot cup of tea every single morning
Don’t even get me started on all the baked goods.
Heaven! That’s how I’d describe fall. Absolutely joyous apple-cider and s’more-filled heaven.
But sometimes (ahem, most of the time), my family’s not excited when those leaves start blowing in the breeze.
Instead of pumpkins and pies, they see the start of school and everyone around them getting sick.
It’s understandable, too, because they used to be sick ALL THE TIME. Emphasis on the words “used to” because they rarely ever get sick now. I’ll share my secret to healthy kids with you, too.
The Vicious Cycle of Sickness
As a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s nothing worse than hearing one of your kids start coughing their head off in the middle of the night. Or coming home from school with a fever.
You brace yourself and put on your loving motherly face. But deep inside, you’re screaming, “How many sleepless nights are coming my way?”
I have five boys and my husband in this house. So trust me, I understand.
There’s no such thing as just one of us getting sick, and then it’s gone. Instead, one gets sick and a few days later, another one of us is sick. Then another. And by the time the first victim of whatever virus he brought in is getting better, we’re all down for the count.
Being a family of 7, it can take over a month. So many missed school days and so much work my husband and I get behind on.
I was FED up. So we decided to try something else. This is where Organic Elderberry Syrup joined the party.
The Benefits of Organic Elderberry Syrup
We started taking a dose every morning to build our immune systems, and the next thing I knew, we rarely got sick. When one of us did come down with something, I gave them the intensive dose (directions are on my bottles), and by the time they woke up the next day — it was gone. And no one else was getting sick.
I was floored!
Here’s a quick look at some of the top benefits of organic elderberry syrup:
- Immune Support: Elderberry syrup is known for its immune-boosting properties, helping the body defend against colds, flu, and other illnesses.
- Rich in Antioxidants: Elderberries are packed with antioxidants like anthocyanins, which can protect cells from oxidative stress and damage.
- Anti-Inflammatory: Elderberry syrup may help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially easing symptoms of inflammatory conditions.
- Cold and Flu Relief: Many people use elderberry syrup as a natural remedy to alleviate common cold and flu symptoms, including congestion and fever.
- Respiratory Health: Elderberry has been linked to improved respiratory health and may help manage conditions like bronchitis and sinusitis.
Elderberry syrup is a powerhouse! Absolute game-changer.
One thing led to another, and now I’m the one and only Elderberry Queen providing USDA Organic Elderberry Syrup to families like yours for a healthier and more vibrant life. Especially in the fall when sickness is running amuck.
Now, my boys don’t dread the sickness that comes with the fall season. They just need a little push to give up their swimming days and trade them in for apple cider donuts and hayrides.
That’s where this list of fun fall activities comes in. Once you start doing these, your family will embrace fall just as much as you.
So, if you need a little help getting your family excited for this season, this fall activities list is all you need! Let’s dive in.
1. Take a Scenic Train Ride
What’s the best way to truly take in that gorgeous fall foliage and see the beauty that fall has to offer? A scenic train ride, of course! No one has to watch the road either, so each of you can go back, grab a snack from the snack bar, and experience it together.
2. Jump in a Pile of Leaves
I know, I know. If you have older kids, you’re probably thinking they’re too old for this. But guess what? No one’s ever too old to frolic in crunchy leaves. If they’re older, it just means you make the pile massive. Even my husband joins in! It’s the simple things, right?
3. Go Fishing Together
Fall is the perfect season to go fishing. It’s not too hot, so those fishies aren’t hiding out at the bottom in the muck. It’s not too cold, so they’re right where you want them.
Fishing is such a great way to slow down, teach patience, and really take in that crispy fall smell. Plus, it’s a learning experience. Even if you know how to fish, you get better and better with practice.
4. Host a Chili Cook-off
Sometimes, the word hosting puts me off. I have to be in the mood for it! But one year, I pushed myself to host a chili cook-off and kept it small with a few families that were easy to be around. It was SO MUCH FUN.
Everyone brought their favorite chili, we all voted, the winner took home a jar of candy corn, and the rest of the evening was filled with kids running around the yard, making s’mores, and the adults laughing and chatting by the fire. It was perfect!
5. Go Horseback Riding
Whether it’s a new experience as a family or repeated, your family will never tire of this type of activity if they’re anything like my animal-loving kids. Book a riding tour and enjoy a few hours outside doing something new together. It’s a memory they’ll never forget.
6. Go Apple & Pumpkin Picking
Yup, I didn’t say apple OR pumpkin — I said apple AND pumpkin picking. Because they’re both completely different experiences and scream fall fun. Our family always goes apple picking at a local organic farm in our area. Then we slide into their cute little bakery and enjoy an apple cider donut together after purchasing a few goodies for our home.
Closer to Halloween, we like to go pumpkin picking, where we indulge in hot apple cider and bring home massive pumpkins that are primed and ready for carving.
7. Go for a Hayride
On our way to go pumpkin picking, the farm usually offers a hay ride or gives you the option to walk a path. We always choose the hayride. This is just like jumping in leaf piles, you might think your older kids won’t enjoy it, but they always do! Heck, I’m an adult, and I still love it. The smell, the hay stuck all over you — it’s part of fall.
8. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Corn mazes are everywhere, so there’s no excuse for skipping this one. I’m personally not a huge fan of getting lost because I always get lost, haha. BUT… I’ve learned to enjoy the silliness and let my kids lead me. We end up laughing the entire time. It’s another simple moment but one of my favorites.
9. Go to a Fall Festival
These lively events are a treasure trove of seasonal delights. Honestly, I can never get enough. Your kids will love the colorful games, face paintings, and delicious treats like caramel apples and kettle corn.
There’s usually a petting zoo, which is a plus for sure! Sometimes, you can enjoy live music and handmade crafts at these events as well. Going to a fall festival is a surefire way to make this season unforgettable for your entire family!
10. Explore on a Family Hike
Fall is the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails with your family. Whether you're exploring a nearby forest, park, a local nature reserve, or even just a scenic trail in your neighborhood, a family hike is a fantastic way to connect with nature and each other.
Remember to bring along a backpack filled with snacks, water, and a cozy blanket to relax on when you find that perfect spot to soak in the autumn beauty.
11. Bake Together as a Family
Since all of the activities I’ve listed above take place outside, I had to make sure we included my favorite thing to do when it’s too cold or rainy. Baking! The heart of my business lies within the four walls of my kitchen. It’s where I made my first batch of Organic Elderberry Syrup and continue to create nourishing and immune-boosting recipes for my family.
Check out my recipe blog here if you haven’t already. There’s something about having your family help create something you can all sit down and enjoy together. It’s a time to let your kids contribute and feel proud of their efforts. I love sharing my love of baking with my boys, and I’m so grateful they don’t hesitate to join me in one of my baking shenanigans!
Make Memories That Last With Fun Fall Activities
This season isn’t just about embracing fall — it’s about embracing the season of life you’re in. Whether you’re a single parent, a parent of older kids, a parent of younger kids, or you’re patiently waiting to become a parent. You have the ability right now to start making memories that last through generations.
I encourage you to take advantage of this gorgeous temperate and festive fall spirit. There’s no shortage of fun fall activities to try, indoor or outdoor.
On prettier days, take the kids to the orchard, on a train ride, or even on a simple walk.
On yucky days, you’d prefer to stay inside, whip up a delicious fall dessert together, grab a cozy blanket, and watch a family movie.
The bottom line: With this list of fun fall activities, your family won’t be bored. In fact, they may grow to love it more than any other season and not want it to end!
Don’t forget to check out some of my favorite healthy fall recipes:
- Pumpkin Muffins With Elderberry Glaze
- Elderberry Shortbread Bars With Crumble Topping
- Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies
- Old Fashioned Elderberry Cherry Pie
- Elderberry Baked Oatmeal With Blueberries
- Easy Homemade Biscuits From Scratch
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