Plano is such a great town with so many fun things to do. The problem is finding time to do it all. Fall is the perfect season here too. I am slowly decorating for Fall and bringing out my Halloween decor! We finally escape the summer heat and the temperature starts cooling off a bit.
Whether you are wanting a fun night out with friends or a nice park to take kids to play, here are 5 Fun Activities to do this Fall in Plano.
Attend A Festival
There are so many Fall Festivals – almost one every weekend! Let’s hope the weather cooperates and you can attend one or all of these with your family this fall.
Be sure to check out Autumn at the Arboretum, Halloween Fest at Six Flags Over Texas and the Fall Festival at Yesterland Farms.
I’m really looking forward to checking out some of these with my family.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There are so many great local pumpkin patches that will be popping up. Some are really big and full of mazes, animals, and hayrides, where others are smaller and less involved. Still, they are fun to do this time of year and make for great photo opportunites.
You can drive pretty far north and make a full day out of the Orange Pumpkin Farm or Autumn at the Arboretum.
These are 2 places that really go all out and make it fun for kids and the whole family. These would be great to take visitors too. Also, Christ United Methodist Church in Plano has a pumpkin patch in their parking lot every year with pumpkins for sale. Check out Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch – it’s a new one open this year through October 31 in Sanger.
Attend a Trick or Treating Event
There are some great kid friendly Halloween events happening. Many churches and other places now offer family friendly and safer alternatives to the traditional trick or treating. These are usually done during daylight and really fun for kids (especially younger aged).
More and more are holding ‘trunk or treat’ style festivals that are fun as well. I love these because they are fun, safe, and a great way for your kids to get some good use out of their costumes! If you’re looking for the best neighborhoods to trick or treat in Plano, we have a list for you here.
Enjoy the Cooler Weather and Head out and Explore Nature
A great family friendly activity. Want to get outside and go hiking?
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has tons of nature trails and hikes to go to for walking, jogging, running, biking, or other outdoor activities. There are some of the Best hiking trails near by!
Many of the trails are in parks and nature areas which are well maintained; many trails in Plano have paved loops, and some have great off-road trails for cross country running/biking. Our list includes Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve and 21 more!
Dinosaurs Live at The Heard Museum
This annual event includes life size Animatronic Dinosaurs for your dinosaur lovers, big and small. Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 15th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.
The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well.
This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly.
What are you looking forward to doing this Fall with your family?