We asked and you responded! From iconic events like Haunt the Zoo to hidden gems like Rustic Roots’ Pumpkin Patch, here are a few inspirations from our readers to help make this fall your family’s best one yet.
- Carve a pumpkin scored at a local pumpkin patch.
- Snuggle together on a hayride.
- Bake a new fall recipe together.
- Explore a corn maze.
- Plan a weekend getaway and explore Oklahoma together.
- Celebrate all things fall at Myriad’s Pumpkinville. (If you love Pumpkinville as much as we do, vote for Pumpkinville as one of USA Today’s Best Pumpkin Patches!)
- Tailgate at a local football game.
- Make memories at a fall festival.
- Settle in for a family movie night. Bonus – OKC Parks is hosting a Fall Film Series!
- Roast s’mores on a campfire.
- Make a fall-inspired craft.
- Explore a new museum. Here are some fun free museums in the metro.
- Go on a hunt for colorful leaves, acorns and other of signs of the changing seasons on a fall foliage hike.
- Volunteer together!
- Drop a line at a local fishing spot.
- Play in the leaves.
- Get spooked at a haunted house.
- Dress up and explore Haunt the Zoo.
- Dance the night away at a fall family dance.
- Take part in our costume contest!
- Score some treats at a local Halloween event.
- Shop local at a fall craft fair.
- Take advantage of the cooler temps and visit a favorite destination for family fun.
- Train for a Turkey Day 5K.
For even more family fun ideas, check out our fall guides.
Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.