Fall season is here and ripe for fun family activities! From pumpkin picking and apple orchards, to Fall Festivals and of course, tons of cider and donuts, here are our favorite things to do with kids in the Fall.


Eat cider and donuts

It’s not fall without the signature fall favorite. Whether you visit the same place every year or do a donut hop – a cider mill is an autumn must.

Find the best cider mills in Metro Detroit


Get creative with apples

Apples are the quintessential fruit of the season and there are countless ways you can eat them. Here are our favorite easy and healthy recipes everyone will love.


Pick out a pumpkin

Whether you carve them, paint them or eat them , you’ll want to find the perfect pumpkin at a local patch.

10 places to pick a pumpkin in Metro Detroit


Go on a hayride

Take in the simple joys of childhood. A tractor ride around the park might not thrill you but for a kid,  it’s a long open air journey that they can’t wait to go on again.


Plan a family road trip

Before they fall, tree leaves transform the landscape with colorful views. Check out these 5 routes in Michigan and plan a family road trip to take in the trees.


Read fall favorites

Stop by the library and pick out some books for your classroom reading log or bedtime.


Visit a museum

September 21 is National Museum Day and museums across the country offer FREE admission!


Go to a fall festival

Carnivals don’t go away with the summer months. From harvest festivals to Oktoberfest spend an afternoon or evening playing games and eating fun foods at a fair.

Metro Detroit fall festival and fair guide


Cuddle up for movie night

Turn on the fireplace, pop some corn and stay up past bedtime (on the weekend) to enjoy a family-friendly Halloween movie. Here are a few timeless favorites:


Take family photos

Get your photo lined up for the holiday cards and take some family photos.

Top locations for fall family photo sessions