With fall comes with some favorite seasonal activities, especially in the great outdoors. Breathe in the crisp, fresh air, and make sure you do not miss out on these fun fall outdoor activities for families!
Break out the fall clothes.
As you prepare for some fun outdoor activities, you will also want to set aside the summer clothes and get out your fall favorites. Perhaps some boots, jackets, sweaters, scarves, and beanies can give you the motivation you need to get ready for some fall fun outside. Change your look, and change into something cozy and comfy just in time for the cooler weather.
Go for a horseback ride.
Once you have experienced a horseback ride through a beautiful nature trail in the fall, you will likely make this one of your annual fall must-do activities. Saddle up, enjoy the foliage views, and spend some quality time with family on a trail ride.
You can also get a refresher lesson or a first-time lesson on horseback riding, so every family member can feel confident and fully enjoy the experience. Introducing kids to horses has many benefits, through providing life-enhancing skills, such as problem-solving, goal setting, and decision making.
Visit a pumpkin patch.
One staple fall activity is getting the family together to pick out a favorite pumpkin. Pumpkin patch visits can be a great bonding experience for the whole family. What you decide to do with the pumpkin after you get it home can give you a chance to keep the fun going.
Carve a jack-o’-lantern, paint a picture on it, or get creative with another fall craft to customize your pumpkin! You could even get a pumpkin for each family member and have a friendly pumpkin-decorating competition.
Eat and drink some fall favorites.
Nothing represents fall better than pumpkins! This includes drinking pumpkin spice latte or eating pumpkin pie. Other treats that are best enjoyed in season are cocoa, apple cider, and all the tasty pie favorites that show up in time for the holidays.
Sit around a campfire.
In the spirit of embracing the great outdoors in the cooler months, warm up with some tasty cider or cocoa as you bond with family by the campfire. Of course, any campfire would be incomplete without the gooey, chocolatey deliciousness of a homemade smore and maybe a spooky story or two if you are brave enough.
Attend an event in costume.
Dressing up in costumes to go trick-or-treating can be a blast, but it may not be for everyone. However, dressing up at some point during the fall season for a local costume-themed event is simply too fun to skip.
Costume parties can be fun for any age group. They are a great way to relax and not take yourself too seriously. It is also a chance to make lifelong memories with family and friends. If some family members do not enjoy dressing up, they might have more fun dressing up the furriest family member for a local dog costume contest.
Go on a hayride.
A horse-drawn hayride is something the entire family can enjoy. Pile in the whole crew to breathe in the crisp air, soak up the views, and make some fun fall memories as a family. This relaxing ride through nature can make a great annual tradition.
Go on a nature walk to observe the changing leaves.
A walk through nature can be refreshing and invigorating, especially in the cooler autumn months. Plan a family walk where you can see the colorful leaves. To keep the fun going, each family member could also pick out some favorites to bring home for a fun craft.
Benefits of family time outside
As exciting as it is to get outdoors with your family, there are also many benefits to doing it. In a world where we are often caught glued to our mobile devices all day, family time outside can help everyone unplug and enjoy each other’s company.
Outdoor time can be beneficial for children’s development. In fact, “green space therapy” is a term for improving ADHD symptoms in children and increasing their attention span by simply taking them outdoors to play. Outdoor time can also provide great stress relief for every family member. Plus, many outdoor activities involve some type of exercise, which can help lower stress. Having some sunshine in your life will also help boost vitamin D levels, which can help ward off the cold and flu.
Ready to Ride?
At The Pine Hill Ranch, you can enjoy your favorite fall fun activities outdoors! We strive to be more than just the average horseback riding barn in Little Rock, Arkansas. We’re a family fun experience for every walks of life. To join in on the adventure contact us at (501) 366-8436 for more information.