Seasons constantly change, but there’s something special about fall in Chicagoland. It’s more than the pumpkin spice lattes and leaves changing color — autumn also offers so many ideas for family fun!
We’ve rounded up the best things to do with kids in Chicagoland this fall. Find your favorite fall activities below, including pumpkin patches, Halloween festivities and more. Also, with your kids back to school, have fun learning outside by going on a family field trip.
FALL ACTIVITIES AND DESTINATIONS
Don’t let a chilly day stop you from heading outdoors and enjoying what Chicagoland has to offer this fall. There are so many local attractions offering fall festivals, apple picking and other fall-tastic activities to enjoy. You can even make time for a quick family road trip to take in more autumn beauty in new places. Get more ideas with these stories:
When we think of fall, Halloween instantly comes to mind especially when the spooky season rolls around. You can find spooky events and activities in our Halloween family guide. From there, explore other holiday guides including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Diwali, Election Day and Veterans Day.
FAMILY FIELD TRIPS
With kids back to school, the learning doesn’t have to stop when they leave the classroom. Chicago and the suburbs offer so many options to enjoy a fun day of learning. Plan a future family field trip, whether that be exploring a new museum exhibit, catching a kid-friendly theater performance or spending some time with animals.