It’s October! Find 31 Things to Do All Month Long!

Cool days and even colder nights. Pumpkins glowing, chocolate lurking around every corner! Some October activities may still look different this year than previous years, but, there is still so much to do for families. 

We’ve rounded up some fun things to do this month in Northeast Wisconsin, from Oshkosh to Appleton to Green Bay (and beyond) for your family!

Things to Do in October for Kids & Families

  1. Get spacey! Check out Space Day at the EAA on October 9.
  2. October 14-17 & October 21- 24, 2021: Drive through the Milwaukee Zoo for Boo at the Zoo!
  3. October 16 & 17, 2021: Zooloween Boo at Menominee Park Zoo, Oshkosh
  4. October 23, 2021: Romp in the Swamp, Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton
  5. Looking for fun trick or treating activities? Check out our Trunk or Treat Guide!
  6. Get those costumes ready and plan Halloween with our Trick or Treat Guide.
  7. These spots are perfect for checking out the Autumn colors. Check out these Fall Drives.
  8. Grab your selfie sticks and head out to hunt for some of the amazing murals in the area! We’ve got you covered with our Northeast Wisconsin Mural Guide.
  9. Games, play areas, mini donuts, and sheep await your visit to the Fall Fest at Kelley’s Farmstead!
  10. Pick some apples and make a pie! Or cupcakes! Find an orchard in our Fall Guide!
  11. Get a seasonal treat! Find apple cider and apple cider donuts around the Fox Cities.
  12. Cooler weather means more activity from the animals at the zoos! Find one on our list of Zoos in Northeast Wisconsin!
  13. Hit your favorite parks and discover some new ones with our Parks Guide as the weather cools off!
  14. Update your family pictures at one of these photo-worthy spots around the Fox Valley – 20+ Favorite Destinations for Fall Pictures.
  15. Get lost in a maize maze! Find your adventure in our Wisconsin Corn Mazes Guide!
  16. Pick the best pumpkin at the pumpkin farm!
  17. Try this delicious apple cupcake recipe or pumpkin cookies.
  18.  Choose a pumpkin and visit kittens, alpacas, and more at Sunny View Acres in Oshkosh!
  19. Grab your pumpkins and fall decor! Find a pumpkin patch in our Fall Guide!
  20. Go Geocaching! Here are tips to get started and also different types to look for.
  21. Take a road trip around Lake Winnebago and explore these stops on the East Side of the Lake.
  22. Cuff Farms is one of our favorite spots for pumpkins and fall play! Be sure to visit this month!
  23. Walk or bike at one of these Fox Valley trails.
  24. These parks have the nice rubber ground!
  25. Explore one of the 12 Nature Centers Within an Hour of Appleton.
  26. Get out of town! Take off on a day trip!
  27. Do not miss your chance to have an apple cider donut! Misty Ridge is our favorite spot near Appleton!
  28. October is the perfect time to head to Door County! Beautiful weather and the riotous changing leaves. We have ideas for Things to Do with Kids in Door County for you!
  29. Head to one of these Observation Towers and welcome the gorgeous arrival of fall!
  30. Take a spooky drive and see these Halloween lights or this drive-thru haunted yard!
  31. Plan a night in and have a family pizza party!

Make sure to check out our calendar for fun events throughout the month of October! Find everything Fall in our roundup here.

Special thanks to our sponsor FVL Schools!

Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

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