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Fall Activities for Toddlers and Kids

As of last week it is officially Fall! And better yet, it’s finally starting to feel like it. My toddler loves the outdoors, and I’m trying to get him outside as much as possible. All of these are great ideas for any area, but the links are for specific activities in Northern Virginia. Happy Fall Ya’ll!


Fall Festivals, Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches, Oh My!

Cox Farms
Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga Farm
Wayside Farm Fun
Belvedere Plantation
Great Country Farms
Temple Hall Farm
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park

Apple Picking

Stribling Orchard
Hartland Orchard
Hollin Farms
Crooked Run Orchard
Great Country Farms

Trick or Treating Events

Air & Scare at Udvar-Hazy
Spooky Tots at Fairfax Corner
Trick or Treating at the Reston Town Center
Village at Leesburg Monster Mash

Easy Walks or Hikes

Sky Meadows State Park
Lake Trails in Reston
Burke Lake Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

At Home

Finger Painting- I haven’t been brave enough to try this one yet, but you can use red, yellow, and orange to help them paint a tree like outside.

Paint Pumpkins- Since nothing really says Halloween fun like letting a toddler carve a pumpkin, painting is probably a better idea. I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t seem as intimidating to me as the finger painting.

Raking Leaves- And jumping in them of course!

Baking- They can help you with all the Fall goodies! Depending on their age, you could actually have them measure ingredients. I’m lucky if my son actually dumps everything in the mixing bowl.




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