Fall is finally here, which means a lot of fun seasonal activities! Fall seems to be the best time to get the family together to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold out. Having a 2.5 year old, it can sometimes be challenging to find things to do that are age appropriate. It can also be difficult to find activities that can sustain a toddler’s attention. Today we are sharing 4 fun and inexpensive activities that your little one will love!
A trip to the pumpkin patch is the perfect fall family outing. There is something about the pumpkin patch that feels so magical and is the best kick off to the season. Even if it is still warm where you live, going to the pumpkin patch will give you all the fall feelings! It is always a bonus if the pumpkin patch has a large wagon or cart for you to pull your toddler around in, as they sit with the pumpkins you pick out to bring home!
Watch Hot Air Balloons
Living in the Southwest brings a lot of hot air balloons in the fall. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the largest in the world, and the perfect event to take your toddler to. Even if you’re not able to attend a balloon festival, you can typically find hot air balloons up in the air in most cities. Since most balloons take flight in the earlier part of the morning, it is ideal if your child is an early riser. Grab a hot cup of coffee, set up a seat outside, and check out the gorgeous colorful balloons up in the air with your toddler.
Raspberry and Apple Picking
Raspberry picking is a great option for kids of any age. The bushes are right at their level, and taking the fruit off is fairly simple. Your toddler will have so much fun picking off the fruit and eating it as they go along! Apple picking is another great activity for fall that is fun for the whole family. Both will encourage you to spend time outdoors and enjoy the cool, crisp air, while gathering the freshest fruit available!
Look at Fall Foliage
This last one is the least expensive and most accessible fall activity to do with your toddler. Your child will be amazed at all of the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. Depending on where you live, there may even be a guided tour to see some of the most magnificant foliage in your area. A bonus while doing this activity: you can pick up some of your favorite leaves and turn them into arts and crafts projects for weeks to come!