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! Here are some kid-friendly ideas to try this fall in Chicago and the suburbs.
Fun Things to Do in Chicago with Kids This Fall
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Don’t let a chilly day stop you from heading outdoors and enjoying what Chicagoland has to offer this fall. We’ve put together some fun family activities to try. Please remember to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when exploring.
More attractions to check out this fall:
- Where to See Fall Colors in and Around Chicago
- Pumpkin Patches for Fall Fun
- Where to Go Apple Picking Near Chicago
- Incredible Corn Mazes to Get Lost In
- Explore Art at These Sculpture Parks and Walks
- Drive-in Movie Theaters in Chicagoland
Fall Fests & Events
The city and suburbs bring in enough fall festivals for the whole family to enjoy all the autumn scents, treats, entertainment and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are not as many events as previous years, but some fall festivals have gotten creative to keep things safe for families.
Fall events not to miss:
- Best Fall Fests in Chicago & The Suburbs
- Family-Friendly Sites for Open House Chicago
- New Chicagoland Museum Exhibits to Check Out This Fall
At-Home Fall Fun
If you prefer to spend more time at home this season, here are some fun fall activities to try. Try one of these fall crafts or seasonal desserts while you watch the latest family movies streaming online.
Fall activities to enjoy indoors:
- Fantastic Fall Crafts to Try with Your Kids
- Fall Dessert Recipes to Make with Kids
- Family Movies & Shows Streaming This Month
- Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
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This article originally published on Sept. 23, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information.