Fall Fun Ideas for Families: 7 Non-Traditional Ideas

Prep the pumpkins; October is almost here! It’s time to get ready for weekend fun with apple cider, hay rides, and perhaps some spooky movies. You want your kids to look back at this time with fond memories. You want this season to be new and fun for your family, but to do that, you need to stock up on some fall fun ideas for families that won’t break the bank. Your friends here at GameTruck understand that, so we’ve put together this awesome list of non-traditional ways to create excitement and memories with your family this season! Check them out! 

Fall Fun Ideas for Families: National bookshop day!

National Bookshop Day

Pick up a new book to celebrate! Reading with your kids is a wonderful way to build their vocabulary and reading skills. 

International Coffee Day

This October 1st holiday could be fun to celebrate in many different ways, but if you’re a coffee lover, get a coffee! Is there a new coffee shop or drink you’d like to try? Maybe you could surprise your friend or significant other with their favorite drink? You could invite a friend to hang out at your favorite coffee shop or bring the kids for a “mommy and me” date with coffee and their favorite drink. 

World Card Making Day

Bust out those crafting supplies to fill someone’s day with love because, let’s be honest, we all enjoy receiving things in the mail besides bills and junk mail. 

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

In the craziness of life, it can be hard to pause and connect with yourself and your family. Celebrating this month encourages parents to model the value of making good choices and spending time with the special people in their life. From cooking together to ordering healthy foods at a restaurant, this fun idea can be modified to best fit your family schedule. 

Video Game Party

Invite your kid’s new classmates over for an exciting memory-building experience they won’t forget. No matter what the weather is like outside, GameTrucks are always the perfect temperature inside. With hundreds of games to choose from, classics, and new releases, your kid will love deepening their friendship with new and old friends. Call your local GameTruck today to book your fall party! 

National Cookie and Pretzel Month

Grab Grandma’s secret recipe or from your Pinterest board! Cooking with your kids is a great way to build new memories and teach them life skills. October is both cookie and pretzel month, so you could dedicate two separate weekends to doing this with the kids. 

You could also visit a local bakery to support local businesses and order your favorite cookies there! 


Even though September is closing, the fun doesn’t have to stop. Try one or all of these fall fun ideas for families this season! You’ll save the day from boredom and may discover a new family tradition along the way. Subscribe to our email newsletter to ensure you never miss out on our latest family fun guide blogs to help you create lifelong memories with your kids. 

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