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12 Free and Fun Things to do in Fall

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Does having fun come at a price? Well, not always! If you are on a budget or just someone who loves doing fun activities but don’t want to spend too much – here are some really fun things that you can do in Fall; and that too for Free!

There’s a reason why Autumn is loved by so many people. Something about the crisp weather, the changing color of the leaves, the mesmerizing Β & intoxicating aroma of pumpkin pies and just about everything makes Fall a magical season.

Since winter can get pretty harsh sometimes, for me, Fall is a perfect way of celebrating the outdoors before I go into hibernation mode πŸ˜€Β 

Here are 12 Fun Activities that you can do with your loved ones in Fall that are absolutely Free! Did I just say Free again? I think I did.

1. Take Family PhotosΒ 

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There’s something about Fall that makes photos so much more vibrant, colorful and cheerful! So step out and let the shutterbug in you do the work. Mornings/ afternoons are the best time to get natural light in your photos. Also, remember that there’s no need for a professional photographer. You can ask a friend to help. Or if you have a tripod, you can rely on it too. And don’t sweat if you don’t own a DSLR camera, even your phone camera will suffice. After all, it’s the memories that matter.

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2. Go for a Bike Ride

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If you live somewhere where winter can get really brutal sometimes, now is the time to go bike riding. Because you best believe, once winter hits, you and your bike are going to stay indoors. Not only will you get a lovely workout but the crisp weather will make the ride a pleasant experience.

3. Jump in a Pile of LeavesΒ 

Pile of Leaves in Fall

When was the last time you didn’t care what people might think and did something silly? It’s these simple little moments in life that truly make life worth living. So go ahead and jump in a big old pile of leaves and feel like a kid again. Tip: These make for awesome photo ops too πŸ˜€

4. Go for a HikeΒ 

I personally feel Fall is the best time to go on a hike (yes, even better than Summer) Search for the nearest trail in your area and go for a hike. It is often said that connecting with nature is a great form of relaxation. And don’t worry if you can’t hike for long hours. Just take a break when you feel tired and always stay hydrated.

5. Collect Colorful Fall Leaves

Have a fun little competition and try and see who can collect the best-colored leaves possible. Here’s a little inspiration for you – I found these really cute leaves last year. Aren’t they so pretty?

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6. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

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Find a local pumpkin patch and visit it with your friends and family. If you choose to buy pumpkins from there, technically, this may not be ‘completely free.’ But it sure is a must-do activity during Fall.

7. Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Chances are the farms where they have a pumpkin patch, might also have a lovely Corn Maze for you to explore. Do a little researchΒ on google and you’ll get plenty of places where they have FREE ENTRY for exploring the Corn Maze as well as other activities for the kiddos.

8. Pick up Pine ConesΒ 

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Make a long chilly walk fun by picking up pine cones. If you have kids, you can assign them this fun little activity. It’s these simple things that can get them excited right!? You can then create fun little DIY projects with them or even display the pine cones in a pretty glass bowl/ jar as part of your Fall Decor.

9. Indoor Camping

When it’s all chilly outside & you don’t feel like going out, stay indoors. Find a cozy spot. Use bedsheets or blankets to make tents. Build pillow forts. And then pretend that you are camping. Make an easy, lovely meal and eat together. It’ll make the kids excited plus it won’t cost you a thing!

10. Make your own Fall or Halloween decorations at home

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You don’t need to spend a ton of money every year on Halloween/ Fall decor! Chances are you already have stuff from last year – just add your own spin to it. Involve the kids and get creative! You can also do fun crafts with those colorful leaves or pine cones that you have collected (refer point 5 & 8) like making garlands/ wreaths etc!

11. Make something delicious from apples or pumpkins at home

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This is the time to put your cooking skills to test. Let your creative juices flow and make something from scratch – think pumpkin spiced donuts or apple pies!Β *drools*Β But if you are someone like me who is too impatient to bake, make these deliciously healthy Apple Pie Oat Pancakes. For more ideas, you can check out these 50 + Awesome Fall recipes you need to try this Fall.

12. Watch your favorite scary movie on Halloween

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After a long night of trick-or-treating or partying, relax at home by watching your favorite scary movie. But if you get scared easily (like me) you can watch some of the classics (& the not-so-scary movies) like HocusΒ Pocus.

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So what are you waiting for?Β If you’reΒ excited for Fall, put all these things in your bucket list and start crossing them off!

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Until next time, keep on smiling!

*Some Images courtesy of Pexels.com

XOXO

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43 Comments

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    Erika Kind

    October 12, 2016

    So many amazing things to do in fall. When we lived in the States I was collecting leaves with my 3-year-old daughter. We made a picture and framed it. We still have our Buffalo leave picture. A lovely memory of a great time!

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      smilingnotes

      October 12, 2016

      That sounds like so much fun, Erika!! I’m sure it brings back so many happy memories! Happy Fall to you πŸ’•

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        Erika Kind

        October 12, 2016

        It does… it is 18 years ago! At that time I only had her and her first brother was only on the way. The most wonderful time in my life!

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          smilingnotes

          October 12, 2016

          Wow…truly golden memories I must say πŸ’•

          • Erika Kind

            October 12, 2016

            And you brought them back through your post in an instant, Shamira. Thank you πŸ’–

          • smilingnotes

            October 12, 2016

            Aww that’s really kind of you to say that, Erika! Thanks a lot 😘

          • Erika Kind

            October 13, 2016

            I thank you πŸ’–

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    youthfoodblog

    October 12, 2016

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing!

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    October 12, 2016

    Those are some awesome things to do!! Love your images πŸ™‚

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      smilingnotes

      October 12, 2016

      Yes girl!! Btw majority of those images are from Pexels.com… thanks 😘

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        Freda @ Aromatic essence

        October 12, 2016

        Yes dear, saw that you mentioned it, Love the fall pics that you’ve clicked:) It’s such a pity we don’t see fall colors in Louisiana πŸ™

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          smilingnotes

          October 12, 2016

          Aww come here… we will go check out some wonderful fall colors!!! πŸ’•πŸπŸ‚

          • Freda @ Aromatic essence

            October 12, 2016

            I was in Boston on the 24th Sep, just visited my cousin for the weekend. Unfortunately Fall colors hadn’t begun, next year I definitely have to make a trip up North, I’ve seen such pretty pics of NH during Fall, that place is on my to-visit list πŸ™‚

          • smilingnotes

            October 12, 2016

            Yes, we had been to New Hampshire two years back and Fall is truly wonderful over there!

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    The Mew Life / EatingWellNYC

    October 13, 2016

    I’ve actually never been to a pumpkin patch before.. that would be cool to finally do.

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      smilingnotes

      October 14, 2016

      It indeed is so much fun! You should definitely go πŸ™‚

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    Antonia

    October 13, 2016

    Love this post! Happy fall!

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    Divya Deepak Rao

    October 14, 2016

    All wonderful ideas Shamira…As much as I love warmth, it’s all these things that make me lpve fall:)

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      smilingnotes

      October 14, 2016

      Yes, I’m the same Divya! I do appreciate when it’s all nice and warm but Fall definitely makes things cozy and lovely πŸ™‚

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    Julie Syl Kalungi

    October 15, 2016

    Fall is a great fun time for teaching young ones esp. toddlers about seasons and the changes that life can bring to us too. Sounds like you have great memories of fall. Thanks for sharing at the Pit Sop!

    The Crew πŸ™‚

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      smilingnotes

      October 15, 2016

      Yes definitely a great time for teaching toddlers about the changing seasons. Thanks a lot Julie 😊

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    Jelica

    October 16, 2016

    It does seem that more and more these days, doing fun things often costs money. Thanks for remind me of all the creative things we can engage in without having to spend, spend, spend! (I thought the indoor camping idea was particularly sweet πŸ˜‰ )

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      smilingnotes

      October 16, 2016

      Thanks a lot Jelica for you kind comment. Yes, it really seems that these days we can’t do things without spending money. But nonetheless, some simple things will always be truly priceless πŸ™‚

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    chestnutandacorn

    October 17, 2016

    Great ideas – unfortunately we don’t have pumpkin patches in Australia (that I’m aware of) – that looks awesome! xx

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    Nicole (@momfindsout)

    October 17, 2016

    Fall is one of my favorite times to take photos. The colorful leaves make the background so pretty! #Homemattersparty

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      smilingnotes

      October 17, 2016

      All the fall colors definitely make for a pretty backdrop πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot, Nicole πŸ™‚

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    sammyapproves

    October 19, 2016

    Great tips! My kids love visiting the pumpkin patch every year. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

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    Alok Singhal

    October 19, 2016

    I am enjoying walk in a pile of leaves right now, that’s a tick for me 😊

    Lovely list πŸ‘

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      smilingnotes

      October 19, 2016

      It’s oddly satisfying isn’t it?? πŸ™‚

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        Alok Singhal

        October 19, 2016

        I am loving it actually, especially if the leaves are a bit old (they make crunchy noise).

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    Charlene b Asay

    October 19, 2016

    Great list of ideas for the fall time. I enjoy walking in the fall to see the pretty trees and fall colors. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link Up this week. πŸ™‚

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      smilingnotes

      October 19, 2016

      Thanks a lot, Charlene. Nature is truly beautiful πŸ™‚

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    sizzlesue15

    November 6, 2016

    I just love the ‘Fall’ Colours and your ideas show you can have fun without spending money. I’m in Spring at the moment where I live but I’m enjoying your beautiful photos.

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      smilingnotes

      November 6, 2016

      You are really kind, Sue. Glad you liked my post πŸ™‚ Enjoy Spring and all the fun spring colors!!

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    amommasview

    November 14, 2016

    Ah, such a beautiful post! Nothing better than jumping in a pile of leaves or picking them up and throwing them in the air… or collecting beautiful leaves and cones…

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