A Look at Fun Fall-Themed Birthday Party Ideas for Kids of All Ages
With the leaves changing colour and the harvest season upon us, the fall brings many fun birthday ideas for kids to enjoy. Whether your kids enjoy running around in nature, or at an indoor playground when it’s chilly outside, there are plenty of things for kids’ birthday parties around Ottawa. So, if you’re planning a fall birthday party, consider these great fall-themed kids birthday party ideas in Ottawa.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Kids love pumpkins, and the Ottawa-Gatineau region is full of pumpkin patches that allow you to pick your own (and other fall harvest gourds). Some of these farms also have apple orchards so you and your family can go apple picking with the kids.
Many of these locations offer other fun activities for kids, such as hayrides, mazes, haunted houses, and most of them have tasty treats. So, consider bringing your child’s party to a pumpkin patch to enjoy the harvest season. A pumpkin is also a great alternative to a loot bag for kids to take home since you can carve it into a jack-o-lantern later. Some popular pumpkin patches in the Ottawa-Gaineau area include:
- Acorn Creek Garden Farm in Carp, ON;
- Avonmore Berry Farm in Avonmore, ON;
- Cannamore Orchard in Crysler, ON;
- Courges & Cie in Gatineau, QC;
- Log Cabin Orchard in Osgoode, ON;
- Miller’s Berry Farm in Manotick, ON; and,
- Saunders Farm in Munster, ON.
Travel Through a Corn Maze
Some farms in the area also specialize in mazes. One farm in particular—Maple Hill Urban Farm—has a 10-acre corn maze (labyrinth) that will keep kids occupied all day. Throughout this large maze, there are hidden stations where kids can answer questions for a chance to win a prize. This farm also offers hayrides, so your party can spend a whole afternoon enjoying fun fall activities.
Go on a Nature Walk
Ottawa is home to many beautiful parks that are ideal for a peaceful stroll through nature and a fun picnic afterward. You can even head over to Gatineau Park to admire the beautiful fall colours. To make a nature walk especially fun for kids, consider planning a scavenger hunt for natural objects and animals found in local parks. Kids can check off a list of things they see and win a small prize—such as fall-themed stickers, pencils, or treats—once they’ve completed the list. Items on this nature list could include:
- Yellow leaves,
- Red leaves,
- Birds, and,
Host an Indoor Themed Birthday Party
Since fall weather can be wet and chilly, you can also host a fall-themed birthday party at an indoor playground. Kids can enjoy games, food, and physical activity indoors so you won’t have to worry if the weather is comfortable enough for the party. Include fall-themed decorations, treats, and games to celebrate your child’s birthday during the harvest season.
The fall is a special time of year with plenty to do for children of all ages. So, consider these fun fall-themed birthday party ideas and host a memorable birthday party while making the most of this enjoyable season.