There’s nothing quite like fall to make us yearn for rich flavors, warm colors and festive outings. From visiting apple orchards to traipsing through corn mazes, Utah features a bounty of family friendly activities. Those of us at Wall Legal Solutions understand that the first years after a divorce often bring a slew of emotions around the autumn and winter holidays. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of affordable (many of which are free!) things that you and your children can enjoy together without all the pressure that frequently accompanies the season.
Fall Family Activities in Utah
Dia de Los Muertos — 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT
Celebrate the fusion of culture and art by participating in a traditional Latin American custom. Listen to vibrant music, watch dance performances featuring vivid, colorful costumes, and learn about a tradition steeped in history.
Petersen Family Farm Harvest Festival — 11800 South & 4000 West, Riverton, UT
Let your younger children experience the thrill of riding a pony; bounce along together on a fall wagon ride; and let the older kids climb a straw tower before heading to an expansive corn maze or pumpkin patch.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches: Halloween Activities
Little Bear Bottoms — 5000 US-91, Wellsville
Open through October 31, this family farm features a haunted river trail with eerie ghosts, strange farmers and creeping spiders. There’s also a spooky barn, corn mazes and hay tunnels to explore.
Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days — 6351 South 900 East, Salt Lake City
With wagon rides, hay mazes and a pumpkin patch, Wheeler Farm embodies the spirit of the season without the scary add-ons that older kids and teens appreciate. This outing is more geared toward parents with younger children.
Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest — 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
There are so many fall activities for families to enjoy here, it’s hard to include them all. During the day, enjoy Corn Cob Beach, hay rides, rat rollers, a zip line and paintball. There’s also princess visits, pig races, gemstone mining and a giant slide. In the night hours, feel your way through the Chaos Castle, try to escape the Big Top Terror, venture through the belly of a beastly creature, and watch a colorful fireworks show.
Outdoor Outings for Fall
American Fork Fitness Center — 454 North Center Street American Fork
For families, there are several huge swimming pools that include a lazy river, a shallow play area, diving board, and a hot tub. There are also fitness classes and American Red Cross courses.
CLAS Ropes Course — 3606 West Center Street Provo
Available activities include zip-lining, rappelling, camping, rock climbing, cruising and canoeing.
Year-Round Fun Family Activities
In these make-and-take workshops, your kids can learn a variety of skills, from handling tools to painting wood. Classes are free; a small materials cost applies for some adult workshops.
Taffy Town — 55 W 800 S, Salt Lake City
Ideal for those days when you’re short on time, yet eager to leave the house. Kids watch a short video about how taffy is made, then appreciate the colorful surroundings.
Tooele Railroad Museum — 35 N Broadway St, Tooele
Children enjoy free rides on a train around the premises, as well as photo opportunities on various relics from the railways of days long gone. There are a variety of artifacts from railroading, mining and smelting.
World Of Puppetry Museum — 58 South 100 West Brigham City
With an array of over 160 puppets from around the world, this museum is geared toward kids and “kids at heart” of all ages. Hands-on activities and puppet shows intersperse with various styles of puppets, including marionettes, sock and hand puppets. Workshops are also available by appointment.
Professional Legal Representation in Utah
Whether young or old, a group of two or twenty, Utah knows how to bring joy even when the hours are long. Those of us at Wall Legal Solutions do as well. We understand the complexities of family life and are here to assist with any of your legal needs. Please contact us for a free consultation here, or call us at 801-441-2388.