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The Best Fall Activities to Do with Kids in Philadelphia 2017

Oct 6, 2017

’Tis the season for pumpkin patches, hayrides, festivals and spooky fun. Autumn may be a transitional season between summer and winter, but it is a season filled with fun, affordable activities in Philadelphia. Check out our roundup of the best fall activities to do with kids in Philadelphia this year that won’t break the bank.

Fall Activities to Do with Kids

Pick pumpkins

Linvilla Orchards offers several family-friendly fall activities that are both fun and inexpensive. Families can create memories in Pumpkinland free of charge through Nov. 5 and capture photos among pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes or pose next to life-size scarecrows, straw bales and corn shocks.

To celebrate the harvest season, throw a family pumpkin carving night! Use stencils to carve spooky designs and scary faces. Once each masterpiece is complete, save the seeds to bake in the oven and season for a salty or sweet treat. Head outside to put the pumpkins on display on the front porch while the kids can have fun playing around in the foliage outside.

Get crafty for Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s still time for last-minute decorations and costumes. Rather than splurge on brand-new costumes or elaborate décor, find supplies lying around your house. Create your own haunted house with old sheets and visit craft stores like A.C. Moore if you need to add a few finishing touches. Thrift stores are great options for low-cost Halloween costumes, or consider hand-me-downs from older children and friends. After Nov. 1 rolls around, store Halloween costumes in a box for future celebrations. This will come in handy when you’re looking for costumes each year!

Check out an area festival

Calling all Harry Potter fans! Hop on your broomsticks and head over to Chestnut Hill on Oct. 20 and 21 for a magical celebration of wizards and Quidditch. The Harry Potter Festival offers fun for all ages with free admission to activities including Dumbledore’s Greeting, Potter Quizzo, a wizard dance party, Quidditch tournament updates and more. SEPTA will shuttle families from the Philadelphia area to the Chestnut Hill East or West stations via the Regional Rail all throughout the weekend.

Catch a football game

We can’t mention fall without bringing up football! Philadelphia Eagles tickets can get very pricey, so host your own tailgate and viewing party for family and friends. Gather around the TV with snacks and dips to cheer on your team. During halftime, play a game of backyard football for some friendly competition and fun for everyone. If you’re eager to catch a game at the stadium, consider purchasing Temple University football tickets for a more affordable option. As the Official Credit Union of Temple University, PFCU offers discounted tickets to all members for the 2017 Temple Football Home Games.

Philadelphia offers a number of free and inexpensive fall activities to do with kids. Whether it’s visiting a local pumpkin patch and carving your own pumpkins, creating your own spooky haunted house, attending an area festival or enjoying a football game, these fall activities get the whole family involved on a budget.

Use the Savings Goals Calculator to see how your fall activities on a budget will help you reach your goals.

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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
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