Fun Family Fall Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

Fall activities

Enjoying the crisp weather of Fall with your family doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune on expensive outings. If you’re on a budget or simply want to save more, then the inexpensive Fall activities below are for you. These are budget-friendly while still being fun for all ages, so everyone in the family can have a good time. With these options, you can get out more often and enjoy the beautiful weather that Fall has to offer.

10 Fun Family Fall Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

1. Travel to Local Farms

Local farms have a lot to offer families, including pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and petting zoos. What’s even better is that most farms only charge a few dollars per person and some don’t charge at all. Many even have family-friendly special events during the weekend that offer maximum fun for a small price. Check with the farms near you to find which offer activities and what their prices are.

2. Make Pumpkin Recipes

If you’re not able to get outside, then have fun inside by making a sweet treat. Pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin pie, and even pumpkin ice cream are excellent options that kids can easily help with. For kids who aren’t fans of pumpkin flavors, you can try apple-flavored treats to stick with the Fall theme.

3. Paint Pine Cones

Get the kids outside and have them find a few pine cones each. Once they have their favorites, take them inside and brush off any excess dirt. Then, let them paint the pine cones any colors that they’d like. Let dry before placing them around the house to decorate.

4. Go to a Football Game

Local football games are normally free to attend and allow you to bring your own snacks and drinks. This makes them perfect for a fun evening out with the family, especially if you can root for someone who is playing.

5. Make Outdoor Trash Bag Pumpkins

If you have a lot of leaves lying around this fall, have the kids help you rake them up into a big pile. From here, put them into a big orange trash bag and then draw a pumpkin face on the front. If you don’t have enough leaves to make this, you’re in luck. You can make DIY pumpkins with newspaper for an activity that’s just as fun.

6. Carve Pumpkins

One of the best inexpensive Fall activities this time of year is the carving of pumpkins. Each child (and adult) can make the face or character that they want, so the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to roast the pumpkin seeds when you’re finished for a tasty treat that everyone can enjoy.

7. Go for a Picnic

Gather some finger foods, a blanket, a soccer ball, and some apple cider and head to your nearest park for a picnic. This will give everyone some time to play, enjoy the colors of the changing leaves, and get out of the house.

8. Pick Apples

Find the orchard that is closest to your home and make a day to go out and pick apples. Most orchards only charge a few dollars for a huge basket, so you’ll get more than enough to make a pie with the kids later in the week.

9. Make S’mores

What’s Fall without a gooey s’more? Make these around a fire pit or even your barbecue for a fun treat everyone can enjoy making. If you want to add something special, then let your kids pick their own favorite candy to put inside.

Fall Activities

10. Make Leaf Art

Leaves are easy to find during the fall and make the perfect mediums for art. Use them to make sunflowers, necklaces, canvas paintings, or a wide variety of other art projects.

A Fun Fall Ahead

With all of the Fall activities above, your Autumn will be filled with fun memories that won’t cost a lot of money. No matter how old or young your kids are, they’ll be sure to enjoy these activities and ask to do them more than once.


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Mia Morales
Mia Morales is a loving wife and mother of twins from Colorado. She is a self-described “DIY addict”, and loves to decorate her house and office with her creations. As a mother, Mia is really passionate about health, nutrition, and what she puts in her body. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a glass of mint lemon water and a child on each hip. Who says moms aren’t superheroes?