Looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with the kids? Here’s a round-up from several great local blogs, Red Tricycle, KidFriendly DC, and Our Kids.
Fall Festivals from Kid Friendly DC
Fall is here and so are the scores of festivals that come along with it. They celebrate everything from the season to communities to cuisine to medieval times. Enjoy local art and culture, pick pumpkins and take a hayride on the farm, get a taste of local eats, time trip back to the 16th century… some of the fun has already begun, and even more will start over the next few weeks. This list of fall festivals, ordered by start date, will help you plan for it all.
Wicked Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween in 2015 All Month Long
Costumes, candy, and a frightening amount of fun are a recipe for one killer holiday! Even better, while the actual day may still be weeks away, you can celebrate all month long. Loads of activities and events that embrace the spooky spirit take place all over the DC-Metro, and they’re creeping up on the calendar. This annual Kid Friendly DC list has all of the details on where and when you can have a wicked good time celebrating one of the best holidays of the year. Happy Halloween!
Fruit Loop: Best Places Around DC to Pick Your Own Apples
Apple pie, apple jelly, caramel apples, apple fritters. Phew … there’s a lot you can do with a bucket full of Galas or Fujis. Before you get all MasterChef in the kitchen with store-bought varieties, head to one of the many orchard farms near D.C. to pick your own (with the help of the kids, of course). These u-pick farms have rows and rows of apple trees (especially during the months of September and October), plus other fun things to get into like train rides, corn mazes and cider fests. JAZZed, yet? Pun intended.
The Most Amazing Corn Mazes Near the DMV
Come fall, pumpkins get all the glory. But corn has found a way to steal some of the thunder back. We’re talking about corn mazes. Enter one and you and the kiddos can get lost (in a good way) for hours. Here are our favorite plains of grain near D.C.
Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
Use the comprehensive Our Kids guide to find your favorite pumpkin patch or fall festival in the greater DC metro area. Read parent reviews of all the local festivals as well.