5 Easy & Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Families in Maryland

Two children wearing costumes work on an art project while attending a fall Halloween event at Port Discovery

Temps are beginning to change, the new school year is quickly approaching, and Halloween costume requests are soon to follow…fall is upon us, Fans of Play!

Fall is a great time to explore places you didn’t have a chance to get to during summer, enjoy seasonal activities, and spend quality time together as a family!

Take a peek at our suggestions below on some fall-themed family fun everyone in the family will love:

1. Corn Mazes!

A fall favorite for many – getting lost with family and friends inside a corn maze! Corn mazes are great for all ages and are typically on a farm that offers lots of other fall fun in addition to the corn maze!

Check out Only In Your State for a list of the 10 Best Corn Mazes in Maryland to find one near you!

2. Pumpkin Picking 

Nothing gets much more fall-esque than…pumpkins! Adventuring to a local farm and making your way out to the biiiig pumpkin patch, on the hunt for the most perfect pumpkin to carve…is annual excitement anyone at any age enjoys!

Switch things up this year and make it a challenge to visit a new pumpkin patch this year! Need some help on where to go for the best pumpkin picking as a family? Check out Sunshine Whispers for a giant list of 16 Pumpkin Patches Around Maryland!

3. Apple Picking!

Apple cider, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, fresh apple pie…the possibilities with freshly picked apples are endless! Make a day of it and explore local farms as a family as you pick fresh, crisp, in-season apples together!

Sunshine Whispers put together a list of the 5 Best Places to Pick Apples in Maryland – check it out!

4. Enjoy Fall Weather with a Family Hike

A great part about fall? You can enjoy the outdoors without the summer humidity and heat! Hiking in fall lets your family explore more comfortably, and you can experience the foliage and trees changing with the season!

Check out Chesapeake Family Life for a list of 8 Maryland Hikes Perfect for Families and get to hiking!

5. Experience a Fall Farm Festival

Every Fall Festival is a bit different than one another, but one thing stays the same – the amount of fun the entire family has when visiting!

From petting zoos, pumpkin painting, photo ops, tractor rides, scarecrow creation stations, and more…fall festivals are a perfect way to welcome the season as a family!

Check out Visit Maryland’s list of 16 Fall Festivals you and your family can enjoy together this fall season!

Bonus Fall Fun Idea: Plan a visit to Port Discovery Children’s Museum and enjoy a fun outing the entire family will love and check the Event Calendar for any special, fall-themed events happening during the fall season!