The leaves have changed color, there’s a chilly bite in the air in Greater Boston, and Fall smells are everywhere. The kids have also been in school for awhile, which means they’re probably getting a bit restless.
Fortunately, you can find plenty of places to take them this fall – whether it’s in Brookline, Brighton or anywhere in the Greater Boston area. This time of year offers lots of family friendly options.
Hit a Pumpkin Patch
Sure, you could just get a pumpkin from the grocery store. But if you want your jack ‘o lantern to be super-special you might want to hit one of Boston’s myriad pumpkin patches instead. Most of them let you pick your own pumpkin while offering other fun activities like bounce houses, hay rides, and corn mazes. You’ll spend a lazy fall day building traditions and making memories.
Most of your options will require you to take a bit of a day trip, but it will be worth it.
Go Apple Picking
U-pick apples are a Boston tradition. Lookout Farm offers additional activities, like face painting and children’s caterpillar rides. Meanwhile, Boston Hill Farms will let you eat apples right off the tree, even as you fill your bucket. And every farm has a little spot where you can buy artisanal goods made from their produce, including preserves, cider, and more.
Visiting any of these farms is a great way to put your kids back in touch with where their food comes from!
Get Lost – In A Corn Maze
Larger-than-life corn mazes offer families the challenge of finding their way through winding paths to solve a mystery, claim a prize, or just make it to the other side – a perfect fall activity that gets kids and parents working together.
Here are some of the Boston area’s best corn mazes for an outdoor autumn adventure:
Take in a Show
There are plenty of family friendly plays and shows all over Boston this fall. Your kids could enjoy traditional theater, a great musical, or even live animals with the “Into the Wild” indoor wildlife show.
- Disney on Ice, November 5 – 6
- Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, November 11-12
- Blue Man Group, Through November 18
- Simons IMAX Theatre Shows
Just get out there!
Whatever you do don’t let this fantastic season pass you by. After all, getting to take advantage of so many fun attractions and events is one of the biggest advantages to living in Boston!