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Fall Family-Fun in and Around Chicago


It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, the breeze is getting cooler, the nights are falling sooner and you can finally bust out those hoodies and boots you’ve been dying to wear since July.

That’s right—fall is here! It’s time to sip those pumpkin spice lattes, watch some football, carve them pumpkins and enjoy those last few months outside with the family before those long chilly winter nights are upon us.

With perfect fall weather and an abundance of activities, what better place to do that than the windy city of Chicago. Whether you decide to attend a game, spend the day museum hopping or exploring one of their many festivals, your options are limitless in the big city and surrounding areas.

Below, five memory-making, kid-friendly, family-fun, fall adventures fit for everyone to enjoy:

Richardson Adventure Farm

There’s seriously nothing better than the feeling of corn stalk leaves brushing against your arms as you run by, that awful and uncomfortable hay digging into your legs with each bump you hit and that rich indulgent hot chocolate hitting your tongue while you sit around a fire with family and friends. Your kids will love experiencing the same things you enjoyed as a child and they can do all this and more at Richardson Adventure Farm.

Home to the trickiest and largest corn maze in the world, this is the perfect place to make new family memories. Their insanely intricate maze sits on 33 acres and has over 10 miles of twists and turns. Before you enter, climb atop the 50-foot observation tower that overlooks the maze and take a minute to plan your escape.

Once you finally break free, head on over to the pumpkin patch and let your little ones get their hands dirty while they search for that perfect pumpkin to take home. Once you’ve got your pumpkin, hop onto their one-of-a-kind wagon to make it out quicker. Bonus, they actually used school bus seats to make the ride more comfortable.

You can choose to roast some marshmallows around the community fire, take a ride on the carousel, hop aboard the train, soar through the sky on the zipline or get up-close-and-personal with the animals at the petting zoo. So take the day off, pack everyone into the car, leave your phone and electronics behind and just enjoy the beautiful crisp fall day with your family.

Go to a Game

Who doesn’t love the sound of a chanting crowd and the smell of ballpark hot dogs and popcorn? One of the best memories you can make with your youngsters is relishing in America’s favorite past time together.

Go catch a Cubs game at Wrigley or a White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field—although it will always be Comiskey Park to me. After breaking the 71-year long Curse of the Billy Goat, Cubs fans are as exciting and rowdy as ever. Listen to the sound of the bat cracking, fly the W and watch the joy on the faces around you—baseball really is something special.

Your little ones will love being able to bring their own unique scarecrow to life. Bring some old clothes from home, stuff them with hay and take your handmade creation home with you.

Next, head on over to the Windy City Amusements Carnival. Inhale the sweet and greasy scent of the delicious fried carnival food. Can you taste the funnel cake yet—all of that doughy goodness smothered in powdered sugar?

The whole family will love taking in the beautiful city view atop the Ferris wheel. Let those youngsters spin and twirl on as many rides as they can stomach—they’re only kids once. Play one of those insanely hard and near-impossible carnival games and win them that giant stuffed animal they’ve been eyeing the entire day.

Pick an activity, any activity. Great family-fun is around every corner in the windy city. HAPPY FALL!


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