Now that fall is officially here, the time for swimming and other summer activities is behind us. But parents don’t need to worry about their kids getting bored – there are plenty of fun things to do in the fall, as well.

Here, you can find our suggestions for fall activities the whole family will love.

Go to the Pumpkin Patch

Even if it’s not quite Halloween, it’s never too early to go searching for pumpkins. Once you’ve picked one out, you can go home and carve it in whatever way you want – just make sure your little ones aren’t playing with knives.

Not only is it a great activity to do outside, but you can use pumpkins to cook much more than pie. Check out some of these recipes that use fresh pumpkin. Plus, roasted pumpkin seeds are a timeless snack that both you and your kids will love.

Pick Apples

If you’re not a fan of pumpkins, why not try something a little sweeter? Apple orchards are a popular place to go in the fall, and you can fill up a whole bag and have snacks for days. You can usually find products like fresh apple cider, as well.

Another benefit of a trip to the apple orchard is that it makes a great photo opportunity – so don’t forget to snap some pictures while you’re there!

Make Leaf-Raking Fun

Every kid should get to jump into a big pile of leaves at least once. If you live in an area with lots of big trees, you’ll probably have a lot of yardwork to do – so involve the whole family and make it into a fun bonding experience.

You can also use leaves to make all kinds of fun crafts with your kids. Check out this list of ideas, and don’t be afraid to come up with some new art projects of your own!

Go for a Hayride

If you’re just looking to relax and enjoy the weather, you might enjoy a hayride. Some just allow you to take a nice cruise through a scenic area, while others are spooky and Halloween-themed. Just be careful if you are taking little ones along for the ride – there are usually no seatbelts or restraints.

These are just a few of the things you can do with kids of any age this fall. We hope this season brings lots of family fun!