Fall Family Traditions

I love the idea of creating family traditions while Xavier is still young, so as he grows up, we have annual events to look forward to (fingers crossed he feels that way as a teenager?!)

There are so many fun fall activities that you can make family traditions, from pumpkin patches, apple picking, corn mazes and pumpkin carving to thanksgiving and Halloween.

Where we live, our autumn is very short …. so, trying to enjoy all the fall greatness before the snow starts can be like a race against time.

One of the fall activities that we had a chance to do was visit Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm in the first week of October. We had such a great time!  It’s honestly like a farm amusement park. Xavier loved that he could run around freely, and I loved that there were enough activities to entertain a 1-year-old!

We arrived about 1 hr after opening on a Sunday.  I recommend getting there right at opening to avoid the busy parking lot and line up of cars to get in, however, once inside the farm, with all the space and activities, it didn’t feel overly congested. We enjoyed petting the baby goats and sheep, navigating our way through the kid’s mazes, and playing in the hay bales. There was also a football toss, bouncy toys for the kids, games, make and take your own scarecrow and so much more.  We, of course, made sure to stop for a pumpkin spice coffee and left with a little green pumpkin from the shop.

By Oct 6, the apple picking season had wrapped up and the sunflower maze was no longer blooming so keep in mind, if you’re looking for apples or sunflowers, you’ll need to get there in September!

We’ll definitely be going back next year to pick some sunflowers, apples and pumpkins, and depending on the weather, may go for their Christmas festival as well!

Of course, no autumn is complete without thanksgiving celebrations, pumpkin carving and dressing up for Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a local Edmonton family, stay tuned for my Edmonton Family Winter Activities Guide.

I’d love to hear some of your fall/winter family traditions. Let me know in the comments below!

 

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