Seattle Fall Family Activities


Autumn in Seattle has a magical air that can’t be denied. There’s the fresh beginning of school, holidays like Halloween around the corner, fantastic colors all around, and tons of fun activities for families. If you’re looking to take advantage of the season, here are some suggestions for great family activities in Seattle.

Fall Photo Sessions

These short photo sessions are amazing for families because it’s an economical way to get high quality pictures to share with family and friends. Fall in Seattle is a gorgeous sight to be seen, and that makes it the perfect time to have a photo session. It depends on the local photographer that you choose, but the sessions often don’t last more than an hour which is good news if you have younger children.  Plus, there are less photos for the professionals to edit, so you get your images quicker. Score!

Fall Festivals

Head over to Seattle Center on October 8 to enjoy children centered workshops, arts and crafts, activities, as well as dance and musical performances at the Children’s Festival.

The Fauntleroy Fall Festival on October 15 is a smaller event with food vendors, a petting zoo, and pony rides.

Swanson’s Nursery also hosts an event on October 22 with hay rides and arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy.

Apple Orchards

Visiting an apple orchard is a great way to support the economy in the area, and it’s a bonding activity that leaves everybody with great memories. You’ll have to travel a bit outside of the city limits to get to the best options, but it’s a road trip to look forward to. Skipley Farm in Snohomish is an especially great option to consider because their produce is completely organic.

Halloween Activities

There are tons of chances for families to get into the Halloween spirit in and around Seattle! There are corn mazes, costume contests, trick or treating opportunities, Halloween themed races, ghost stories, and parades. Some notable options include the Haunted Nightmare Festival at the Nile Shrine Golf Center, Halloween at the Woodland Park Zoo, or the Hilloween event on Capitol Hill.

Get Active

Sometimes getting your children active is easier said than done, but there are family friendly hikes in the general area that become even more intriguing when the leaves start to change, and they’re worth traveling to!

There are many hikes under three miles round trip that lead to waterfalls, and kids love them. Marymere Falls in the Olympic National Forest is a great example.

If you’re looking for a way to introduce some convenience to your get together, it’s a great idea to consider hiring professional transportation for your fall family activities. This way, you can check out multiple destinations in one day without worries of dealing with directions, traffic, or parking.

 Plus, limousines and party buses have tons of room and convenient features like cup holders and televisions to play DVD’s along the way. This fall season in Seattle can definitely be more memorable than the last with the addition of a Washington Limo Service.

Disclosure: In partnership with Limo Bus Seattle, I received compensation in exchange this blog post. A huge thank you to Limo Bus Seattle for providing this post and all these wonderful activity ideas. As always, here on NW Healthy Mama, we take pride in sharing the good and spreading the word about fun, healthy and safe activities. 

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids’ school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.

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