Fall Activities for Kids

Summer may be over, but Chicago still has plenty of fun events for you and your family to enjoy. Fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin patches are just some of the activities to enjoy as the seasons change. Take a look at some of our suggestions for getting the most out of fall in Chicago with your family. You’ll be happy you did!


For Fall Foliage

Promontory Point in Hyde Park is a diamond in the rough for seeing the changing of the leaves. Located off of 55th St. near the lake, this little gem is buried within Burham Park. There you’ll find access to beautiful Lake Michigan, this is the perfect spot for fall pictures, picnics and taking in the scenery. Make sure to bundle up!

For Pumpkins

Pick your pumpkins urban style by heading to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park. The market is open for business on Wednesdays and Fridays and have plenty of pumpkins, big and small, to take home and decorate. The market runs through October, so you’ll have plenty of time to pick up some decorations.

For Apple Picking

Travel is necessary for the full apple-picking experience, but we’re not opposed to driving a bit and hope you aren’t either. Some of the best spots for getting your apple fix with the kids include Currans Orchard in Rockford, Ill., Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard, Ill. and All Seasons Apple Orchard in Woodstock, Ill.

For Indoor Activities

Head to the Water Tower Place on the first Tuesday of every month to build LEGOs at the LEGO store! Kids ages 6-14 can stop in to make their own LEGO creations starting at 5 p.m. and ending when supplies run out. The next LEGO build takes place on Oct. 7.