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Since my father-in-law passed away last year, my husband and I have been making more of an effort to include his mother in family activities. This went great over the summer. She went with us to movie night. She volunteered to watch the kids and take them to family parties. Then her job as a teacher assistant started again in August. After standing on her feet all day, she experiences foot and lower back pain that have made her less likely to say “yes” to family outings. We have small, energetic kids who enjoy outdoor activities in the fall, and they love it when their grandmother joins the family. Hiking and other strenuous activities are out, but there are still quintessential fall activities on which she can accompany us. Here are 5 fall Activities for Families that grandparents can join in.
5 Fall Activities for Families (that include grandparents!)
Apple Picking // Head to a local orchard for gathering a taste of fall. Many orchards have pre-picked apples for purchase, as well. This is helpful if a grandparent wants to join in the fun but isn’t up to the exertion of picking the apples themselves.
Pumpkin Patch // We have a nice local pumpkin patch that takes guests out to the patch via tractor. Kids and adults alike enjoy the pumpkin patch during the fall.
Corn Maze // A corn maze does involve light walking. I love the excitement on the kids’ faces as they try to figure out how to get out of the corn maze. Some corn mazes offer different length options.
Fall Festival // Fall festivals are already a fun family activities, and having grandparents along makes them even more fun!
Hayride // Local farms many times offer hayrides with their pumpkin patch visits, and some fall festivals do, as well.