When we think of autumn, we imagine beautifully crisp weather, leaves changing colors, and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. But fall also offers a variety of inexpensive and unique outdoor and indoor activities that you and your family should take advantage of before the winter comes. Here are four great ways to enjoy fall on a budget:
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
When autumn arrives, many farms give the community a chance to pick pumpkins, attend festivals, take a haunted hayride, play games or get lost in corn mazes. Find a farm or pumpkin patch near you to see what fun activities they offer.
Go Apple Picking
Going to an apple orchard is a healthy and fun family activity to do in fall. Not only does the trip give you a chance to get outdoors, but also once you have apples, you can make all kinds of great dishes or use them to play games in your backyard, like the classic bobbing for apples.
Cook Fall Dishes
Apples and pumpkins are delicious ingredients for some of your favorite fall dinners and desserts. The internet is full of great food sites with recipes that capture the spirit and color of the season. Try out 47 from Bon Appétit. And don’t forget that there are plenty of ways to eat healthfully this season.
Craft With Your Kids
Fall is the perfect time to have arts and crafts sessions based on the season. Find all kinds of creative items in dollar stores and other inexpensive shops for making spooky decorations and costumes before Halloween arrives. You can also find some paints and markers to do pumpkin painting, which is a great alternative to carving pumpkins for little kids. Or enjoy fall on a budget with some leaf crafts, like these 25 ideas from CountryLiving.com.