26 fun outdoor autumn activities for kids to make the most of spooky season!

Autumn is our absolute favourite time of year, but too often, we see the kids huddled away on screens in the afternoon during autumn after spending the whole summer outside in the sunshine. We get it, the evenings are darker and colder, but some of our best childhood memories are from wrapping up in a warm sweater and playing outside until the street lamps came on!

We love the warm sweaters, spiced drinks and gorgeous autumnal colours that pop up all around us. It’s the best time of year to do fun things outdoors, making the most of the gorgeous autumn colours all around us and the atmospheric build up to spooky season!

We’ve put together a list of outdoor activities for kids this autumn to wrap up well and go outside and have fun! So browse through the list, pick out your autumn activities and enjoy the prettiest and spookiest season of them all with your kids!

Man Carrying Baby Outside

Carve a pumpkin

Visit an apple farm/pumpkin patch

Go for a walk in a beautiful forest full of changing leaves

Decorate your garden with spooky props

Have a Halloween photo shoot

Enjoy a scenic fall drive full of foliage

Go to a farmer’s market

Go apple picking

Photo Of Man Playing With Baby

Make a scarecrow

Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows

Go star gazing

Go blackberry picking and make jam

Tell scary stories around a bonfire

Drink something pumpkin-spiced

Have a fall picnic

Attend a fall festival

Beautiful Girl on a Tractor Toy

Have a fall scavenger hunt

Jump in a big pile of leave

Collect conkers or acorns or pine cones

Go for a walk to see all the Halloween decorations around the neighbourhood

Draw Halloween characters in chalk on the pavement


Host a block party potluck

Plant some bulbs for springtime

Visit a petting farm

Collect cool fall leaves and item to make a collage

Crop anonymous children sitting on ground covered with dry foliage and painting with watercolor and brushes

Fiona Murphy is a freelance writer, specialising in book-related content, fiction and poetry. She can be found drinking tea, craving tapas or attempting to finish her never-ending-novel.




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