fall family activities the woodlands, Houston

Sorry summer, but fall has my heart. Each year toward the end of August—when it’s still blazing hot—I look longingly toward fall. I can’t wait for the leaves to turn, the heat to subside, fun family activities to begin, and of course, my fall and seasonal mini photography sessions! Thankfully, there are plenty of fall family activities to enjoy around The Woodlands and Greater Houston.

(I don’t have any fall sessions available, but I do have a handful of spots for holiday mini sessions. Visit my Booking Calendar to see all available dates and times. You can also reserve your spot.)

If you love fall as much as I do, you’re probably looking for a few ways to get the whole family in the fall spirit, too. So, I’ve collected a few farms, festivals, events, and activities for you to try out this year. Some are for the younger crowd, and others are for the older kiddos (like the scary Halloween and TreeVenture events). I also threw in a few fun and relaxing ways to get out and enjoy the less-sultry weather.

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Dazzling Diva Photography’s 2021 Fall Family Activities Guide 

Attraction Farms Near Houston

Each seasonal farm has its own unique vibe—some are active crop-producing farms, some are for entertainment only, and others operate as nonprofits with philanthropic missions. These family-friendly attraction farms are the perfect way to slow things down and enjoy the fall season together. They all specialize in old-fashioned fun for a much-needed screen break and breath of fresh air.

Activities vary from farm to farm, but to give you an idea of what to expect, fun attractions might include: 

  • Duck Pond
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Ride
  • Train Ride
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Berry or Produce Picking
  • Play Areas
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Photo Areas
  • Tree Farms/Orchards
  • Corn/Hay Maze
  • Apple Cannons 
  • Halloween Events
  • Giant Slide
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Carousel/Ferris Wheel
  • Gardens
  • Giant Sandbox

Best Family Farms Near Houston

7 Acre Wood – Conroe, Texas

P-6 Farms – Montgomery, Texas

Old MacDonald’s Farm – Humble, Texas

Dewberry Farm – Brookshire, Texas

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm – Spring, Texas. They have a pumpkin patch in the fall, and you can select and cut your own fresh Christmas tree in late fall/winter, starting November 20.

Wunderlich Farm – Klein, Texas. Wunderlich is an interactive history park with living history encounters (costumed interpreters). It serves as a farmer’s market and old fashioned Christmas market as well. They also feature market and museum days, a haunted house ghost tour, games, vendors, food, and a scavenger hunt—all while learning about the rich history and the early settlers of the Klein community.

Blessington Farms – Simonton, Texas (just west of Katy). Blessington is a beautiful berry farm that also boasts a seasonal pumpkin patch in the fall, plus all the fun attractions, games, and rides.

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Fall Festivals Near the Woodlands

Oak Ridge North Fall Festival
Games, train rides, pumpkin decorating, and more. Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, FREE.

Tomball Corn Maze Fall Festival
5-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch open September through early November. Salem Lutheran Church, Tomball.

Halloween in the Hangar
Saturday, October 30, at the Lone Star Flight Museum. Kids 12 and under in costume are FREE.

Montgomery Fall Festival
Saturday, October 16, 12-10 PM. Historic Montgomery. Live music, vendors, kids’ zone, petting zoo, food trucks, and more. Get tickets in advance!

Magnolia Fall Fest Market
Pumpkin patch, crafts, face painting, 50+ vendors. September 25 from noon-4:00 PM, FREE with canned goods donation. 11659 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX.

The Woodlands Trick or Treat Trail
Saturday, October 23, 2:00-6:00 PM at North Shore Park, FREE.

Monster Mash Trick or Treat Stop
October 31, 5:00-8:00 PM at Rob Flemming Park

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The Woodlands Seasonal Events + Activities 

Check The Woodlands Township Website for additional details, fees, updates, times, and locations.

Arts in the Park
Saturday, September 25, Shakespeare in the Park; Saturday, October 2, All You Need is Love Symphony Orchestra Concert, FREE.

Friday Night Family Fall Series
Family events like BINGO, family putt-putt, and movie night.

Concert in the Park Fall Series
Short family-friendly concerts that take place at sunset at North Shore Park, every Sunday, 5:30-7:30.

Rock the Row Fall Series
Live entertainment every Friday from 7:00-9:00 PM at Hughes Landing, FREE.

The Haunting at Bear Branch Park
Fridays and Saturdays in October, 8:00-10:00 PM.

Glow in the Park at Texas TreeVentures
September 24 from 7:00-9:45 PM .

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 AM-Noon at Rob Flemming Park, FREE.

The Spooktacular Halloween Party
The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Games, activities, live music, arts and crafts, slime, face painting, and more. 10 PM-5 PM, $10.

The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute
Thursday, November 11, 4:30-5:30 PM at Town Green Park, FREE

The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center: Open Friday, November 19 through Monday, January 17

Lighting of the Doves Festival 
Watch as The Woodlands dons its holiday splendor on Saturday, November 20, from 3-9 PM at Town Green Park, FREE.

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Happy Fall, Y’all!

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