5 Creative Fall Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Now that the cool weather of fall has arrived, you may find your family is spending more time indoors and less time being physically active outside. Just because it’s colder does not mean you should stay inside all season. Getting your family involved in fall activities is great for strengthening your relationships and good for your bodies too. Here are five creative activities you can do outside with the whole family in the fall.

  1. Haunt your house. Decorating the outside of a house can be a lot of physical work. Get the whole family involved and turn the outside of your home into a spooky wonderland. Set out hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and bales of hay. String spider webs from the trees and hang ghosts from your windows. You’ll work up a sweat and your home will be the talk of the neighborhood come Halloween.
  2. Run from zombies. Running a 5K is fun. It’s even more fun when zombies are chasing you. Many cities have 5Ks where people dressed in zombie costumes chase those participating in the race. If you have older kids, sign up as a family and run like your life depends on it.
  3. Go apple picking. For a more traditional fall activity, go apple picking. Apple picking trips allow you up on your feet all day while you select your own delicious apples from local farms. Why not make a day out of your apple-picking trip? Orchards often have other activities as well from hay rides to corn mazes to carnival-style games.
  4. Toss around the pigskin. In the United States, no sport exemplifies fall more than football. Grab a football, head outside and toss the ball around with your family for an hour or two to have some fun together while exercising.
  5. Make a game out of fall yard work. Fall means many things and one of them is yard work. Turn your fall chores into fun games. Who can build the biggest pile of leaves in the yard? This way, your chores that need to get done will fly by.

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