Family Fall Activities!

Happy Fall Y’all! 

The leaves are changing, temperatures are getting cooler and pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE! As we fall into a new season, there are so many ways to celebrate! Between apple picking, outdoor adventures and the yearly trip to the pumpkin farm, weekends are packed with family activities. So how do you choose? 

We have listed 5 of our FAVORITE Family Fall activities with all the classic events and some new twists! 

Whether your family likes time spent in the great outdoors, cozy in the kitchen or gathering at a favorite community event, this list has something for everyone! 

Create a Caramel Apple Bar 

Have you ever come home after a day spent at your local apple orchard and thought “What am I going to do with all of these apples?!” Rather than spending hours making apple pie, create a DIY caramel apple bar! All you need is your favorite tub of caramel, popsicle sticks and a variety of toppings. Wash all apples before skewing the popsicle sticks into the top of the apple. Then all that’s left to do is gather the family, heat up some tasty caramel and decorate your dipped apples with your favorite toppings! M&M’s, Nuts, Chocolate chips, Dried Fruit, the list is endless! 

Backyard Bonfire 

 The solution is simple- time together outdoors around a cozy fire! This fall, spend more time in nature, enjoying bonfires in the backyard with your loved ones. Gather around the fire pit for some marshmallow roasting fun or toast some s’mores over an open flame. Fall brings cooler weather, crisp mornings, colorful leaves changing on trees and plenty of opportunities to enjoy each other’s company!

Spooktacular Costume Contest 

Halloween is a great holiday for kids and adults alike, but how can you make it even better? 

The APA Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest! 

We all know that Halloween is fun, but a costume contest is always a great way to show off your kiddos creativity and enter to win some great prizes! 

Snap a picture of your student in the costume that they wear to Spirit Week OR their regular Halloween costume. Then share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAspooktacular. Two students will be randomly selected to win a big Halloween treat and a $10 APA credit!

Entries Due by November 1st – Winners Announced November 2nd!

Trip to the Drexel Townsquare Farmers Market

The Fall season is a great time to get back into the kitchen and cook up some delicious meals for your family. It’s also a great time to shop local and support small businesses. The Drexel Townsquare Farmers Market is open for its LAST Saturday, October 23rd. Farmers Market helps you discover new products from local vendors all while spending time together with the family.

Schlitz Audubon Center Family Fall Colors Hike

While the weather is still nice before the crisp air turns cold, take your family for a Fall Colors Hike! It’s a great way to connect with nature and spend time together outdoors! 

But where do you go? And what trails are best for families and  have kid-friendly terrain and easy access? 

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has everything you need to plan an amazing outdoor adventure! With over 6 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, prairies, wetlands and meadows! You can view both Lake Michigan and the forest from above by climbing our 60-foot observation tower. And since its spooky season, take the solitary hike up to Mystery Lake and see what lies in the haunts of nature! 

Fall is a time of great change and transitions. The weather starts to cool down, leaves begin to change colors and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s also the best time for families to spend quality time together in all sorts of ways! Whether it be by enjoying some fun activities outdoors or spending more relaxed times at home with loved ones, there are so many family-friendly events happening this month that will give you plenty of opportunities for engaging memories with your loved ones. 


Don’t forget to participate in our Spooktacular Costume Contest! Halloween Spirit Week is October 25th- 30th and students are encouraged to wear their costumes to their dance or music classes! Parents, snap a picture of your kiddo in their costume and share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAspooktacular. Two students will be randomly selected to win a big Halloween treat and a $10 APA credit!

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