In Florida, we are blessed with a very mild fall and winter season. In fact, it’s not unusual for native Floridians to wear shorts and flip-flops as late as Christmas! However, when the temperatures cool down into the 60s and 70s, most of us want to take advantage of as much outdoor time as possible. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the cool weather without going out of town try these four fun activities you can do from your own backyard:
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
A backyard scavenger hunt is an easy activity to set up for the kids that will keep them entertained all afternoon while you enjoy the fresh, chilly air. Hide household objects around the yard and add some natural scenery to your list, and time your kids to see how long it takes them to finish. This is a great playdate activity as well as one you can do with just the family.
In Florida, we see many migratory birds, butterflies, and other animals in our area that we don’t see in the summertime. This makes the fall and winter in some instances a more active part of our natural landscape than the spring and summer. Take advantage of this by spending some time outdoors painting a new birdhouse, and watch as a family builds their nest for the winter.
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to happen exclusively indoors. Your fenceline is the perfect place to add garland, holiday wreaths, or other decorations for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re looking for fence decorating ideas, read this.
Camping in Florida is always best in the fall, but you don’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors this way. You can build a campfire in your backyard fire pit, eat s’mores, tell ghost stories, and even overnight in the tent if you’re feeling adventurous. This can be fun for kids and adults alike, especially since the comforts of home are close by.
If you’re like us, you want to do as much outdoor activity as you can in the fall. However, to do so safely with kids and pets, it’s best to have a backyard fence to protect them from the streets and wildlife outside your home boundaries. If you’re interested in building a safer backyard with new fencing, give us a call today!