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Fun Fall Alternatives

While Halloween may be my favourite time of the year, there are many reasons why this celebration isn’t for everyone. In the event that you’re choosing not to participate in Halloween this year, we’ve put together some fun fall activities that you and your family can participate in together.

Fun Fall Alternatives

Bake some cookies

Who doesn’t love some homemade baked goods? Check out this list of quick and easy cookie recipes for some sweet ideas. For families with dietary restrictions, take a look at this list of vegan and gluten-free cookie recipes.


2. Watch a family-friendly movie

Family MovieIf you have a Netflix subscription, check out the kids section to find a title that you can all watch together. If not, you could also borrow a DVD from the children’s section at your local public library.


3. Visit an apple orchard

Apple OrchardWhen I was a kid, visiting the local farmer and hand-picking apples with my family was one of my favourite parts of the fall. Not only is it a lot of fun, it’s a great way to get your kids outside and active. It also allows you to teach your kids about where food comes from in order to get them excited about healthy eating. Have a look at this blogTO list of places to pick apples near Toronto.


4. Go on a nature walk

Nature WalkIs there anything more beautiful than fall foliage? Take your kids on a walk through a park or a local hiking trail so that you can play in the colourful leaves together. Here are ten incredible hiking trails in and around Toronto for you to try out.


5. Do fall-themed arts & crafts

Can’t think of any projects? Take a look at this list of fall crafts for kids for inspiration!

Molly Kay

Molly is a freelance journalist and third-year student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in French & German language and literature. When not writing and coordinating social media for the Family Care Office, she spends her time editing Victoria College's student newspaper, The Strand.

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