Just because the leaves are falling doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate the season without the amount of money in your bank account doing the same! Here’s a list of free and low-cost fall activities that’ll make all the members of your family as happy as a fuzzy sweater on a cold day.
At the Saint Charles Library:
Sculpted Pumpkin Night Light: Appropriate for ages 13-17. Free, but Register with the link below. For more information, see the image below.
https://scpld.libnet.info/events?v=grid (Click on this link, locate the date of your event on the calendar, hover over the event, and you should be able to register for it by clicking the ‘register’ button) **You will need your library card number and PIN to register**
Haunted Stacks: Ages 8 and up. Free and drop in. For more information, see the image below.
It’s Fall Ya’ll: Ages 0-5. Free. Drop in. Stop by Youth Services (downstairs) from 10 am to noon for some fall themed activities.
At the Nature Center:
Twinleaf Tales: All ages. Free, but register with the link below. October 7 and November 4 from 10-10:30 a.m. Takes place at Hickory Knolls nature center located at 3795 Campton Hills Rd., St. Charles, IL. Stay and play inside and outside/visit the critters afterwards. You can also head outside and enjoy the story walk hike with Harley the Hawk.
https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/stcparks/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_category_ids=29&activity_keyword=twinleaf%20tales&viewMode=list (Twin Leaf Tales registration link)
https://www.stcnature.org/harley/ (Story walk hike info)
LeRoy Oaks Storytime: Located at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles, IL. All ages. Free. Drop in. October 12, November 9. 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a story in the nature center, play a bit, then head outside for a short hike accompanied by another story (self-paced, located next to the hiking path by the picnic shelters.)
At the Park District:
Autmn Hayrides: All ages. $12.00/person (though group rates are available). Primrose Farm located at 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175. Fridays and Saturdays through October 22. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. Register with the link below.
https://book.peek.com/s/21992230-244f-4104-9043-dee349847151/L1mOA (Register for Autumn Hayrides)
Fall Color Walk: All ages. Free. October 1-30. Dawn to Dusk. Primrose Farm. Take a fun fall walk through the crisp leaves on the farm.
Pumpkin Patch Creations: All ages. $15.00/person, 1 and under are free. Primrose farm. Saturdays in October: 1, 8, 15, 22. 3:30-5 pm. Purchase tickets with the link below.
https://book.peek.com/s/21992230-244f-4104-9043-dee349847151/L1mOA (Purchase tickets for Pumpkin Patch Creations.
Hope you and your family will find an activity above to ‘fall’ in love with.