Featured Five: Fall Fun for Kids
In Midland, autumn means cozy flannel, hayrides, and everything pumpkin-flavored to get you in the fall spirit. Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of cooler days, and live all your pumpkin spice dreams the West Texas way. The weather will still be warm, but we still go all out and indulge in fall fun. Here are our featured five picks for fall fun for kids!
1. Corn maze and then some
Featuring over 25 different attractions on site, Fiddlesticks Farms has everything people love about fall right here in Midland, TX. From a giant corn maze to a 10-acre pumpkin patch, this local favorite will surely give your family their fall-fun-fix. Catch a hayride, meticulously hunt with your family for the perfect pumpkin, and enjoy iconic fall-centric snacks like turkey legs, kettle corn, and smores. Fiddlesticks is open through November 19, 2022. Secure your tickets ahead of time online.
2. Let them play (and learn)
As the summer breeze dies down and the weather gets chilly, there’s no better time to let your little ones explore their imagination at the Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum. Part of the Museum of the Southwest, Midland’s children’s museum is sure to spark your crew’s curiosity and creativity. The museum curates rotating exhibits (along with the mainstays like My Town) to keep things interesting. Encourage your little one to create a work of art, try something new, or learn about Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (K-Pop!) music culture through their new F.F.A.C.E.S exhibit.
3. Drive on in for fun
The Big Sky Drive In Theater is an iconic way to bring generations together this fall. Load up your loved ones and catch a double feature for a full night of entertainment. And what is a drive-in movie experience without the concessions? Big Sky has classic movie snacks to satisfy your whole family’s cravings and make your evening feel timeless. Kids love the unique setup of this classic drive-in atmosphere.
4. Bring your binoculars
Immerse your little ones in a West Texas fall with a gorgeous hike through Sibley Nature Center’s trail system. The Sibley Nature Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Choose your route, pack a picnic, and be sure to bring some binoculars to catch a glimpse of the birds responsible for the stunning birdsong you’ll hear along the way.
5. Crispy leaves and Green Acres
The fall weather in West Texas is so inviting for a mini golf outing with the kids. And Green Acres knows how to do it right. Perfectly retro yet updated, the mini golf course and arcade have been a Midland landmark since 1955. Take a step back in time with concessions your crew will love, including giant pretzels, nachos, and sno cones. Or stop by for their rotating Food Truck Fridays and try something unique! Book your tee time this fall, and enjoy some casual competition on the green.