Fall is a good time to get out. While it can be a little rainy, the sunny days are much cooler. The risk of overheating is low. The weather is better for being outside for hours rather than minutes.
Winter is coming. Your mom and dad may find it harder to go outside when it’s cold, snowy, and icy. Your parents and children should get outside now when there’s still plenty of opportunities. Here are some fun fall day trips that elderly adults and children both love.
It’s prime time for apple picking. Some orchards offer hayrides, cider and doughnuts, and picnic areas. Schedule a day for your mom and dad to join you. Pack a picnic lunch, grab some buckets, and go pick apples.
Your mom and dad can tell your kids all about the legend of Johnny Appleseed while picking apples. When you’ve filled a bucket, find a quiet location for a picnic together.
Some farms set up corn mazes in the fall. You might have to pay a small fee, but your kids can team up with your parents and see who makes it to the center of the maze and back out again the fastest.
Harvest season goes hand in hand with fall festivals. If your town doesn’t have a fall festival, you’ll find them in nearby towns and cities. Some have rides for the children. Live music, food, dances, and games are all common at a fall fest. Plus, local farms and artisans set up booths where you can buy groceries and household items.
Bring some blankets. Fireworks are often set off at the end of the festival. As autumn evenings can be chilly, your kids and parents may want to wrap up in a blanket together.
If there are any nature preserves in the area, now is a great time to spend a day exploring the paths. Birds may be getting ready to migrate to warmer areas. Other animals are gathering foods to get through the winter.
Fall foliage is going to start turning trees in natural areas gold, yellow, orange, and red. Bring a camera and get family photos against the colorful background.
It’s Also a Good Time to Plan for Winter’s Ice and Snow
Winter is a time when seniors find it harder to get out of the house. Isolation and loneliness can set in. With elder care professionals stopping by, your parents don’t have to be isolated. Caregivers can take them out and keep them company. Call an elder care service to discuss services and pricing.