You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to enjoy the beauty that fall has to offer. Check out these eight activities you can do on a budget!

Apple Picking

If you have the option to go apple picking in your area, you should definitely take your family on an outing to do so. It’s fun to get out and work together as a unit. It’s also a great way to show your children the physical work that goes into collecting produce.

Corn Maze

A corn maze is another fun, fall activity. An article written by Nicoletta Richardson for elaborates by saying, “In many parts of the country, unless you live somewhere that’s warm year-round, corn mazes are a popular fall activity. As cornstalks start to wither and die, many farms will plow paths through them to make fun and challenging corn mazes. It’s fun for the whole family!”

Pumpkin Carving/Painting

Pumpkin carving and/or painting is an excellent, inexpensive fall activity. Depending on the ages of the participants, painting is a great alternative to dealing with carving tools. However, if everyone involved is old enough to confidently carve, get creative and see what kind of intricate designs you can do!

Candle Making

Learn how to make candles this fall! With a few simple ingredients, you can create your own candles. Use essential oils to give each candle a scent you love. Use molds to give them fun shapes. At the end of this process, you have a customized home item that you can use at home or give as a gift!

Fall Baking

Fall might be the best time to get into baking. Apple season truly is incredible! Pies, turnovers, crumbles and cobblers. No matter how you bake them, apples tend to make everything extra delicious!

Soup Swap

A soup swap is just as amazing as it sounds. Get together with some friends with each of you responsible for bringing a different soup. Try each one and swap recipes of the ones you love! Eat fresh, warm bread and enjoy the company of the people you love!

Take a Drive

Get out and enjoy the scenic views your city has to offer. Drive to places where there’s a lot of foliage to appreciate. Enjoy the world as it sheds the last greenery of summer in favor of the rich reds, yellows and oranges of fall!

Read a Book

Curing up under a warm blanket and diving into a good book is really the pinnacle of fall. There’s almost nothing better! Check out current bestsellers or start reading a classic. This can be a solo activity or something you do with your family. No matter how you do it, get your nose in a book and a warm beverage in your hand!

It’s absolutely possible to enjoy fall on a budget. Use some of the suggestions from this list to help you get into the autumn spirit!