Fabulous Fall Activities for Kids on Cape Cod

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Nothing says its fall more than the smell of apple cider donuts and pumpkin spices. Cape Cod proves it is no longer just a summer vacation destination with its array of fall activities for kids. Weekends are abounded with a wide variety of wonderful outdoor activities for family members of all ages. And, of course, for those who just want to be outdoors, the weather is perfect for hiking and exploring the less crowded shorelines.

Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches

Many of the local farms offer pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Crowe Farm, a 50-acre family-run farm in historic Sandwich offers seasonal picking for apples, gourds and pumpkins. Times vary so check their Facebook page before you head out. Other local farms, including Coonamessett and Tony Andrews in Falmouth offer pumpkin picking as well. Slightly off Cape one can also visit Silverbrook Farm in Acushet for a variety of upick options.

Corn Mazes and Hayrides

Fabulous Fall Activities for Kids on Cape CodAre you ready to navigate an aMazing journey? Corn Mazes are challenging and fun for those with a sense of adventure. After apple picking be sure to check out the Corn Mazes at both Crowe and Andrews Farms.

Fall Hayrides are one of the most popular fall activities for kids. In addition to Tony Andrews Farm, the Tobey Farm in Dennis will begin offering “no scary” children’s hayrides starting October 8th and the Cob Webb Farm in West Barnstable offers day and evening “light wagon rides”.

During the month of October, the Heritage Museum in Sandwich offers both Hayrides and walks through the Hart Family Maze.Animals are Fun Any Time of Year

A visit to see animals is at a local farm is a wonderful opportunity for children and animal lovers alike to learn about natures furry friends. They offer programs that are always both fun and educational for children. Another fun event is the Family Jamboree at Thorton Burgess

The Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouthport and the Coonamesset Farm in Falmouth offer animal visits and wonderful educational programs for children. If you venture to Martha’s Vineyard, the FARM Institute is a working farm in Edgartown run by the Trustees of Reservations offering tours and family activities throughout their historic 162 acres.

Halloween and Haunted Happenings

Fabulous Fall Activities for Kids on Cape Cod

Chatham has been ranked as America’s 4th Best Town to visit in October. One popular attraction is the Pumpkin People in Katie Gould Park, from October 14th-31st . Or join in the fun at their Oktoberfest on October 22nd. With facepainting, games and food vendors, you will find lots of activities for kids

Throughout the summer and especially notable each fall are the
Barnstable Village Haunted and History Tour.

The Academy Playhouse in Orleans hosts a haunted house on weekends from mid-late October. There is an early version for younger children from 5-6:30pm and a scarier version beginning at 7pm. Reservations are required for all tours.

If you are still in search of ghouls, be sure to make a stop at the Crosby Family Mansion hosted by Friends of the Crosby Mansion the last 2 weekends in October. Built in 1888 this historic home has many hidden stories buried between the walls.

Other Fall Activities for Kids

Cape Cod is abundant with history and family events. We all know this is where the Thanksgiving traditions began. Although there is too much for this post, certain events require advance planning and reservations due to their popularity.

Fabulous Fall Activities for Kids on Cape Cod

The Plymouth Patuxet Museum brings history to life so be sure to explore the offerings in Plymouth. Each year the Heritage Museum does fall right by featuring a light show and on-site festivities. Although late fall the event sells out quickly when reservations open late September so be sure to order now.

Don’t get FOMO (fear of missing out)

It’s impossible to include all the happenings in this article. In post covid world new events are popping up daily. Be sure to follow Cape Cod Xplore and check frequently for all the fall activities for kids and happenings throughout the year on and around Cape Cod.

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