The Ultimate Guide to
Twin Cities Fall Family Fun!
Welcome to fall in Minnesota!
It’s a beautiful time, when the temps drop from warm to just right, the colors are vibrant and there are activities galore.
Everywhere you go, you’re not far from something festive, whether indoors or outdoors.
And now you can find so many things to do in this Ultimate Guide to Twin Cities Fall Family Fun, sponsored by Close to My Heart Preschool in Maplewood!
Close To My Heart is a private, non-profit early childhood center that provides an inspiring, encouraging, and enlightening environment for all learners. They strive to meet the individual needs of each child enrolled, and their program encourages the whole child’s development (cognitive, social, emotional, and physical) through personal and small group play activities.
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This guide has:
- Apple Orchards
- Corn Mazes
- Fall Festivals
- Nature Centers
- Pizza Farms
- Pumpkin Patches
- Recipes for fall drinks
- Free Printable Fall Bucket List
- Free Halloween Printables
- Halloween Light Displays
- and DISCOUNTS!
Here are fall festivals happening in the Twin Cities!
Afton Apple Festival – Afton
Harvest Fest – Stillwater
Minnesota Renaissance Festival – Shakopee
Pinehaven Farm Fall Festival (save 15% with my exclusive code!) – Wyoming
Severs Fall Festival – Shakopee
Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Corn Maze – Brooklyn Park
Valleyfair’s Tricks & Treats – Shakopee
Visit my Deals & Events Calendar for more.
- Carpenter Nature Center (Hastings)
- Dodge Nature Center (West St. Paul)
- Eastman Nature Center (Maple Grove)
- Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden (Minneapolis)
- Harriet Alexander Nature Center (Roseville)
- Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (Austin) – read about our visit!
- Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center (Marine on St. Croix)
- Maplewood Nature Center (Maplewood)
- Minnehaha Falls (Minneapolis)
- Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (Chaska)
- Richardson Nature Center (Bloomington)
- Springbrook Nature Center (Fridley)
- Tamarack Nature Center (White Bear Lake) – read about our visit here
- Theodore Wirth Quaking Bog (Golden Valley)
- Westwood Hills Nature Center (St. Louis Park)
- Alpha and Omega Pizza Farm (Princeton)
- Borner Farm Project (Prescott)
- Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm (Waseca)
- Red Barn (Northfield)
- Two Pony Gardens (Long Lake)
Fall Drink Recipes
Looking for yummy fall drink recipes to make at home? Here are some of my favorites!
Make these and melt them in warm milk for a tasty hot chocolate!
Caramel, pumpkin and coffee, all together.
Love Starbucks frappuccinos? You’ll love this!
Want a Starbucks mocha, but you don’t want the hefty calories? Try this recipe!
Free Printable Fall Bucket List
This free printable has a list of 32 frugal fun things to do, and a checklist for you to fill out with your plans or your own ideas!
Free Halloween Printables
Have a fun Halloween season with these activities!
Who doesn’t love 3-D crafts? And here you can make a 3-D Haunted House!
Halloween Light Displays
Schultz Family Lights – 1526 York Ave, St Paul, MN. They are known for their holiday lights, and lighting up the whole block, but their Halloween lights are awesome too!
Johnson Holiday Lights – 2065 California Ave E, St. Paul, MN. Note: It’s free to enjoy but they are collecting donations for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
Art of Adam Turman – Brookside Neighborhood, St. Louis Park, MN.
The Haunted Oaks – Royal Oaks Neighborhood, Woodbury, MN. (Lamplight Dr & Courtly Rd intersection (Near WHS)
For more Halloween light displays in the Twin Cities, visit my Facebook group, Minnesota Holiday Lights!