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Depending on where you live you are either trying to hang onto the last remanent of warmth with the Fall (Autumn) days before the blasts of chilly snow settle in or enjoying the first blush of warmth with Spring.
So why not get outside and enjoy the last or first of the beautiful weather we are all experiencing no matter where we are.
But what to do with the kids for Fall trips or Spring breaks?
These are my top choices from their huge range of ideas.
Fall Trips (Spring Break) Ideas
1. Get out into nature and pick some fresh fruit and vegetables
In the US it is coming up to Halloween and that means pumpkin season, so get out there and pick your own pumpkin to carve. Here in Australia all the wonderful summer stone fruits are coming into season. why not take the kids out to your local wineries, pick some fruit and partake in some tastings made from this wonderful produce.
2. Visit a festival
Festivals are a plenty at this time of the year each offering a different theme. There is usually plenty of new foods to try to great family entertainment. Check out your local websites to find one near you.
3. Explore nearby national parks
Get the kids away from the electronics and out in into the fresh air to explore nature
4. Take a road trip and turn it into a mini project
This was a fantastic idea that I discovered on Taking the Kids fall trips web page. Take a road trip and collect leaves, seeds and nuts, then when the kids come home get them to glue the items into a book or onto a poster and write a little about them. A great way for kids to learn about your local environment.
5. Splurge and stay in a country resort
Either the snow has yet to fall or it is melting away. Take the opportunity to visit these snow resorts and explore the mountains by bike or hiking.
6. Make the most of summer fun activities
It’s still warm enough to get out onto the water and enjoy some watersports like ocean kayaking and boogie boarding.
7. Take the opportunity to travel during the off-peak season
I’ve talked about travelling in the shoulder season before. The weather is still good but fewer people have holidays available and thus prices go down to encourage those who can travel to travel. Take the chance to visit that place that has been out of your price range with its off-peak prices.
8. Explore your home city like a tourist
Visit your local tourist bureau or tourism website and find something new to see in your home town. You might be surprised with what’s on your doorstep.
9. Go on a cruise from your home port
Cruising is becoming one of the most popular forms of travel; offering a range of price structures, itineraries and lengths of travel days. There is surely something to meet your requirements.
10. Make some new friends
Whilst you are out doing all these wonderful things – get chatting to others along the way. You may just find a like-minded person AKA new friend, plus it is so easy to keep in contact with all the social technology we have available today.
I hope I’ve got you thinking about what you can do to enjoy fall or spring with the kids.
What are you planning to do to enjoy the beautiful weather that Fall (Autumn) or Spring has to offer?
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