Master Guide to Fall Family Fun in & around Denver
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's a wonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
Fall Fun at Anderson Farms!
Anderson Farms’ Fall Festival is Colorado’s Largest Fall Family Entertainment Destination. Open daily September 25th – November 3rd, 2019. Enjoy farm favorites like the 25-acre corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, barrel train, pedal karts, jump pads and a combine slide. After dark, check out Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt. $3 off Fall Festival Admission any Monday – Thursday. Use the code KIDSOUT19 when you buy tickets on Andersonfarms.com!
Come visit Colorado Pumpkin Patch this Fall!
For our 12th year, we will be on our 41-acre farm in Monument where fall fun is found in spades! Visit Cherrios, our alpaca, born right here in Monument! She is waiting along with other animals to pet and feed. We have tractor hayrides, laser tag, human foosball, straw maze, pony rides, bounce pillow, tube swings, straw slides and more. Need a pumpkin or three? We have those, too! Visit www.coloradopumpkinpatch.net to see all the fall fun we offer! Click on the link below for discounted tickets!
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around our area.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We tag each activity as being either scary or fun (or both) so you know exactly what you're getting into!
We even have a list of Halloween Alternative activities!
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.