40 Fall Family Activities :: A NOLA Bucket List for Fall

Are you looking for things to do with kids in New Orleans this fall? We are giving you a NOLA Bucket List of 40 activities that are perfect for New Orleans family fun this Fall. Check out our comprehensive guide to Fall Family Fun in New Orleans. We cover everything from indoor New Orleans family fun to weekend day trips, all pre-approved by our team here at New Orleans Mom! Whether you want to play tourist in New Orleans or are venture to the Northshore with kids, there is plenty to do in this family friendly Louisiana city this fall.

Fall has arrived, so bring on the boots, scarves, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, football and all the Fall activities. Here are 40 fun family activities to celebrate the season:

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Carve pumpkins
  3. Roast pumpkin seeds
  4. Paint pumpkins
  5. Set up Fall sensory bins with items like dried beans, corn kernels, straw, leaves, mini gourds, acorns, pine cones, oats, or anything Autumn themed or colored
  6. Bake muffins
  7. Attend Oktoberfest
  8. Drink apple cider 
  9. Bake an apple crisp
  10. Bake apple chips
  11. Make applesauce
  12. Make Apple Pie Caramel Apples
  13. Bake a Praline Pumpkin Pecan Vegan Cheesecake
  14. Bob for apples
  15. Make apple stamps
  16. Go on a hike 
  17. Make leaf rubbings
  18. Paint pinecones
  19. Cook with your Family
  20. Visit a haunted house (or Scream Park’s Kids Zone)
  21. Visit a corn maze
  22. Watch a Halloween movie 
  23. Visit a farm
  24. Visit a farmer’s market
  25. Make a scarecrow
  26. Corn painting
  27. Make a hand print tree
  28. Make a gratitude tree
  29. Make a pot of soup or chili
  30. Go camping
  31. Get pumpkin spice beverages (or make your own)
  32. Plan (or make) Halloween costumes
  33. Go on a picnic
  34. Play in a pile of leaves
  35. Watch a football game and make some snacks
  36. Light an indoor or outdoor fire
  37. Go on a scavenger hunt
  38. Attend a family fun fall event
  39. Make Fall Cocktails
  40. Take a family photo (for holiday cards, if you’re into that) 

What are your favorite Fall activities or traditions?

Shannon Mangerchine
Shannon lives in Central City, New Orleans with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading and discussing books with her book club, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog Dinner Done by 9am.



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