Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics

Fun Fall Activities for the Family

Fall is in the air! With the weather cooling down and the leaves changing color, there’s no better season to enjoy some quality family time. Here are a few fun fall activities for the family that members of any age will enjoy:

Go Apple Picking

Visit a local orchard and pick apples straight from the trees! Then, later on, spend an afternoon baking pies or making caramel apples.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

Let the whole family pick out the perfect pumpkins for painting or carving jack-o-lanterns to display on Halloween.

Make Comfort Food

Discover a delicious new fall recipe (soups, casseroles, etc.), or pull one from the archives to make together as a family. You can even turn it into a fun picnic by eating outside and enjoying the cooler weather.

Go on a Nature Hike 

Get some fresh air and take in the autumn scenery by going for a hike together. Don’t forget to bring a camera to snap some pictures of the beautiful fall colors!

Plan a Game Night 

Gather everyone for a fun night of playing some classic board games or trying out some new ones. Be sure to have plenty of snacks on hand to keep energy levels up.

Movie Night

There’s a multitude of movies with Autumn or Halloween themes. Everyone can vote on their favorite one and then watch it all together (don’t forget the popcorn).

Decorate the House

Bring the beautiful fall colors in with some decorative pumpkins, leave stems, a pumpkin candle, and more! You can even involve the little ones by making construction paper jack-o-lanterns and paper plate ghosts.

Play Football

A family game of football is the perfect way to spend time together while also getting in a little exercise. Remember to stretch and warm up to prevent injury (If an injury does occur, see our common sports injuries page for treatment tips).

Host a Bonfire 

Invite friends and family over for a fall bonfire! Make sure to have S’mores fixings on hand for a classic campfire treat. You can also tell spooky stories or sing fall-themed songs around the fire. Just be sure to take all necessary safety precautions.

With so many fun fall activities to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Take advantage of all the opportunities the season has to offer and make lasting memories with your family and loved ones.

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