5 fun outdoor activities for the family

by Jenn

Instead of mourning the upcoming end of summer, it’s time to get excited about the fall season. What’s not to love about cooler weather, pumpkin season, and the chance to get outdoors without melting? 

If your family is looking for some adventure or quality time together, these five fun outdoor activities for the whole family will be a great place to start. 

Build A Bonfire And Make Smores

Sometimes fun fall activities don’t have to take you far from home. So on the first sign of a chilly evening, gather your s’more making supplies and head outside for a family bonfire. All you’ll need are a few chairs, some roasting sticks, chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. 

If you want, add some fun by going around the circle to talk about your favorite fall memories from other years and make a fall bucket list. Or crank up the music and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Go On A Bike Tour

A Cambridge bike tour is a perfect way for families with older children to spend a fall afternoon. The most popular tour is the city tour, but there are plenty of other options, as well. All of the tours feature fascinating stories and are appropriate for anyone who can bike on their own at a leisurely pace. 

If you’re looking for hidden treasures, amusing stories, a glimpse behind what makes Cambridge great, the Cambridge Bike Tours will make an excellent fall family activity. 

Have a Family Game Night

Family game nights are lovely ways to involve the whole family in a fun activity and keep it all on a budget, too! Game nights can come in various formats, from playing a board game outside on the porch, putting together a puzzle, or enjoying a game of cricket or hockey with neighbors or family friends. 

Take the game night up a notch by asking everyone to bring their favorite fall treat like pumpkin cookies or spend a little time in the kitchen together preparing fall snacks before the game night begins. 

And if your yard needs a minor fall cleanup before hosting a get-together, there’s no better free fall activity than raking leaves – just don’t forget to save a pile for jumping later. 

Visit The Zoo

A day trip over to Shepreth Wildlife Park or your favorite neighborhood zoo is a delightful way to spend a day outdoors. From the toddlers who want to pet all the animals to the older ones who could stare at the pandas or lemurs all day, a trip to the zoo gives the backdrop for perfect family memory-making. 

Get Lost In The Maze

What’s a fall season with an outdoor maze to navigate and conquer? The Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard offer a wide variety of family-friendly activities to keep the whole family entertained. Ziplines, wildlife trails, and giant mazes are just the beginning! 

Finding fall-themed outdoor activities for the whole family can be a fun way to welcome the new season and get kids interested in the outdoors. Whether you choose to stay close to home with a game night or go on an adventurous bike ride or zoo visit, your family is sure to make beautiful memories. 

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