From snacking on fresh cider donuts, to picking fresh apples to going pumpkin picking to find the perfect pumpkins for carving, there are no shortage of fun things to do at an apple orchard.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of benefits to pumpkin picking, both for your health and as a source of fall fun.

Taking a child to go pumpkin picking at an orchard gives them a chance to learn and to grow. Giving a child the chance to roam and pick they’re own pumpkin instills in them a sense of pride and independence; that this is their pumpkin they picked out all by themselves. While they’re at the orchard pumpkin picking, the trip can also be used as a teachable moment where they can learn about pumpkins, animals and other things they see.

Above all, taking a trip to the orchard to go pumpkin picking gives a child a chance to get off their electronic devices and to spend some time out of the house.

While pumpkins can be fun for carving, there are also numerous benefits t Continue reading