Bring on the sweaters, a pumpkin spice latte or two, and a whole bunch of kid-friendly fall right on our Okanagan doorstep! How lucky are we that the fun doesn’t stop once the leaves fall (answer, very), and that we have our choice of indoor and outdoor fall fun? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, so pull on a toque and some Hunter boots and hit the road!
We’re talking pumpkins (and yes, even the fancy Instagram-worthy ones!), a tractor ride, and a corn maze. What else do you need for an afternoon of fun? Get your tickets online to make sure you secure a spot as they do have capacity numbers in place.
Perfect on a drizzly day, the Okanagan Science Center is two floors of endless exploration and experimentation. Grab a seat for the planetarium show to watch the stars, or try out their rotating hands-on interactive exhibits. Say hi to Vernon the motion-sensor dinosaur as you head in.
Make sure that your littles have boots on their feet and ants in their pants before you head into the corn maze, because the Kelowna Corn Maze can take about 30 minutes to complete. Bring your sense of direction and your patience as you wander through the tall stalks where getting lost is half the fun! They only accept cash and debit, so plan accordingly.
Though there is no shortage of fall farms in the area, there is only one Don O’Ray Farm Adventure. Kiddos will love making furry and feathered friends at the petting zoo where they can visit goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Put on a brave face for the Haunted Farm Adventure corn maze or get a free airbrush tattoo.
Penticton’s Busy Beans Play Cafe is the place to be when the weather is too drizzly, or if you just want to sip a hot coffee while your kids play safely! Kiddos 0-7 are welcome to explore the imaginative play areas that offer climbing areas, a bouncy castle, and musical instruments.
The Kelowna Art Gallery puts on weekly Family Sunday art activities where you and your littles can make art based on the current exhibitions shown at the gallery. Booking is required in advance, and you can take part in activities like Cake Art, Bats and Masks, and Halloween Treat Bags.
A regular on any “must-do” list for kids, Knox Mountain is stunning even in fall. While filled with many evergreens, the park is also rich with golden yellows and fiery red leaves. Get your children to make a leaf bouquet as they walk, and see how many different leaves they can gather.