Inexpensive Fall Activities in Central Florida
With the holidays soon approaching, chances are you’re looking for ways to cut back and save money. This doesn’t have to mean that you’ll be stuck in the house in the Fall months as you try to sock money away. Though you may have to look a little harder, there are lots of creative, affordable ways to have fun with the family around Central Florida in the fall months. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
A day at the pumpkin patch might sound simple, but it’s a great way to engage in some of Fall’s best activities, like running through a corn maze, taking a hayride or roasting marshmallows around a fire. You can also choose a pumpkin to bring home and do multiple fun activities like carve a jack o lantern, roast the seeds or decorate around the home. Most of the pumpkin patches in this area are found in Apopka or Oviedo and are connected to local farms that only charge a small fee to visit.
Soup Kitchen Volunteering
With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in shopping and giving presents, which can send your children the wrong message. An easy way to connect with the true spirit of the season is to volunteer at a local homeless shelter, women’s center or soup kitchen. If you don’t have time to go down to a location that needs help, you can volunteer to pick up donations or start a food drive in your local area.
Volusia County Fair
If you’re tired of the crowds and high prices at theme parks, a trip to the Volusia County fair might be more your speed. The fair offers old fashioned fun at prices that are more affordable than Disney or Universal. Sample an array of fried foods and ride the same classic rides you went on as a child. There’s a petting zoo for small children and agricultural exhibits that explain how local farms work, not to mention fine specimens that will compete for best pig and sheep, among others. This year, the fair runs from November 1st to 11th.at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, about 45 minutes from Orlando.
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