Favorite Fall Activities for Families in Tampa Florida

Favorite Fall Activities for Families in Tampa Florida

When most people think of Florida, they think of beautiful beaches and warm weather year all year long. And let’s face it, those who aren’t born here are drawn to the Tampa Bay are for those very reasons. What most people DO NOT think of is corn fields, pumpkin patches and hayrides. But in the fall, you can find those in Florida just as easily as you can in the Midwest. And hey, at least here you don’t have to bundle up in your warmest clothing to participate! In Tampa, you can enjoy all of these activities in short sleeves and soak up the sun at the same time.

Check out this list of our favorite family-friendly fall activities in the Tampa Bay area.

  1. Pumpkin patchesFavorite Fall Activities for Families in Tampa Florida
    Nothing says “fall has arrived” quite like a pumpkin patch. You can visit Family Friendly Tampa Bay for a large list of pumpkin patches in Tampa and the surrounding communities. One of our favorites isn’t actually on the list, however. That would be Sweetfields Farm in Masaryktown. The farm offers visitors not only a pumpkin patch, but access to a corn maze, hay rides, pony rides, and much more. It gives families a chance to get out of the city and experience country life for a day. It’s also a great way to enjoy some favorite fall activities.
  2. Festivals
    You may have noticed this already, but there are a LOT of festivals going on right now. Festivals are a fantastic way to get outdoors and spend time with your family… while also supporting local business owners who are selling their products. Not sure how to find them? Well, believe it or not, Facebook is a great place to start! Just go to the Events tab on the left-hand side of the screen when you’re logged into Facebook (and viewing the newsfeed). Once you’re in the Events section, click the Discover button off to the left. You’re able to filter by date and location to find exactly what you’re looking for! You can also look online at Everfest to find a list of area festivals.
  3. Camping
    If you enjoy camping, fall is one of the best times of year to go camping in Florida. The days are warm and the nights are comfortably cool, the ideal weather for sleeping outdoors. Interested? Check out this list of top 10 beach camping spots that the Tampa Bay Times put together.
  4. Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
    The Food and Wine Festival takes place every year from lateFood and Wine September to mid-November and is a great option for families looking for something fun to do, even if it is a bit out of town. Kids can enjoy attractions within the park while parents sample food and drinks from around the world.

Still not seeing something of interest to you or your family? In that case, we recommend heading over to the Tampa Bay Time’s List of Things to Do in Tampa. The list is extensive and sure to have something that your family will enjoy!

Good luck and enjoy our beautiful fall weather!