Fall Activities in Bloomington, Indiana

September 1, 2016

It is September!  Say whaaaaaaaat?!  This year is flying by, and in the spirit of Fall, I’ve decided to start sharing ideas on my blog for quality entertainment each season.  I always share this on my personal page, but I’ve decided to move it over to the blog so everyone can find it in one easy place!   If I’ve missed anything, please share it in the comments!

-Go to Fowler’s Pumpkin Patch

-Go to the Farmer’s Market (eat a Nutella crepe, and bring me too.)

-Go to Anderson’s Apple Orchard (get a apple cider slushie, ya’ll won’t regret it.)

-Visit the Indianapolis Zoo during ZooBoo- I encourage you to go during the first two weeks of October.  It is a lot less busy, and the last weeks of October will be packed with fun outings you can do.  ZooBoo is incredibly fun!  If you can swing it, get a Zoo membership!  It makes it so much more affordable to go to the zoo and I love not feeling like I need to see everything all in one day.

Dearly departed cemetery tours. (adults only!)
See the recreation guide for more details. October 12th & 13th. ($7.00)

-Go to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum- They do a “haunted house” that isn’t scary for kids, and they also have a breakfast with witches thing.  I think we will do that this year!  Not to mention, its just amazing.  Don’t forget you may qualify for the access pass in Indiana, which means 1.00 admission to several area museums and attractions!  

-Go to the Wonderlab on a Wednesday morning– They do programs on Wednesday mornings that are crazy fun for kiddos about 2-5 years old. They are free with admission and usually include a craft, story, and some sort of sensory activity.

-Go to the library.

-Do the trick or treat trail at RCA park–October 20th 1-4 pm

-Banneker Family Events:  Not So Scary Halloween Party for kids 2-8 $5.00

Bloomington Pumpkin Launch– this year it’s being held on October 27th.

Turf time at Twin Lakes Recreation Center- I think this is a nice way to spend a Tuesday or Thursday morning.  The kids pay 5.00 to play on the indoor soccer field.

Banneker has toy time everyday from 9:00- noon on the third floor.  We love this on chilly or raining mornings.

Preschool Story hour at Banneker- 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Free Monday mornings from 10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m. 

Banneker Nights for kids 12-17.  8/20, 9/17. 10/15, 11/19, 12/17 from, 7-11:00 p.m.  This is a new thing they are doing, and I really think it is great!  They are going to have programming such as open basketball, cooking classes, computer labs, active video games, and mentoring.

Night paddle- Another awesome date night idea.  It will be offered for 8.00 in-city the following dates: 9/16 7:30-9:00 p.m. &  10/16 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve.  See the full moon!  Watercraft, paddles, and life jackets provided.

Take a class or let your kids take a class at BE.Cause studio!  Brianne is amazing, she just is.  Her talent is surpassed by no one I know, and she’s wonderful with kids.  Her classes are affordable and a portion of the proceeds go to area charities.  She’s located in the basement of the Pourhouse, so be sure to get some coffee at this local favorite.

Skate & Scare- October 22nd 7-9:00 p.m. at Frank Southern Ice Arena. 6.00 per person & a  3.00 skate rental!  Costume contest.

Go to the parks we have here!

Walk the trails and look at all the beauty around us, especially the Clear Creek trail in the fall.

Go to an Indiana University football game. (get some wings from Buffalouie’s)

Watch a play at Cardinal

Speaking of cardinals, have a Moscow mule at Cardinal Spirits.

Watch Rent at Indiana University!

More to come..






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This Messy Season is a blog serving families through practical tips for nurturing their families, emphasizing quality time and adventure. Helping young families bloom where they're planted, embrace their mess, and thrive through a series of honest, blog posts highlighting realistic travel tips, favorite products that simplify the work load of families, and family entertainment.

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