Favorite Fall Festivities!

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:04 amcomment?

Autumn is in full swing here in New York, so we wanted to share some family-friendly activities that we just LOVE and look forward to each year! Pack a lunch in your Beatrix lunch box, and grab your little kid pack filled with essentials to prepare for a festive fall day. (Note: While the first activity below is exclusively a New York event, we have also provided ideas for those of you who are not in the NY area.)

#1: The Annual Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
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This evening activity showcases amazing pumpkin art. Most of the pumpkins are hand-carved by the team on site at the Van Cortlandt manor and there are over 5,000 pumpkins on display! Tickets do sell out quickly so if you’d like to go before the event ends in November make sure to buy tickets in advance!

#2: Apple & Pumpkin Picking
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There’s nothing quite like harvesting your own food! There’s something magical about picking an apple off a tree and sampling it before you fill up your basket with those Golden Delicious, Macintosh, or Granny Smith apples. Walking through the rows of trees and seeing all the different varieties makes for a great family activity. Pumpkins can be heavy to carry but if your local orchard has a pumpkin patch on site it’s always nice to grab one on the way out! We like using mini pumpkins for easy table decoration.

#3: Corn Mazes
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Haunted or family friendly, corn mazes are a wonderful fall tradition. With so many options to choose from (along with rides that are usually on-site), a corn mazw makes for a great fall rendition of a summer fair. A truly fun filled experience that will surely provide memories (and great photo ops!) for a lifetime.

Let us know if you have any favorite fall activities in the comments, we would love to hear from you!

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