The hot days of summer may be well behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack in the outdoor adventures quite yet. The colors, the crisp air, the pumpkins… Fall is a fabulous season. Here are some ideas for outdoor attractions so your family could enjoy this festive time in Kyiv.
Crisp fall days are already here, they lend themselves perfectly to throwing on a sweater and embarking on family fun from sun-up till sun-down.
Visit Kyiv parks and enjoy vibrant autumn colors. Kids love jumping into the piles of crisp leaves and throw them around. Mariyinsky Park and Kyiv National Botanical Garden are perfect for this kind of fall fun.
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The whole family will get a healthy dose of exercise by exploring a local park or new neighborhood on a kid-friendly hike. Take a hike at Pushcha Vodytsya, Kitayevo or Golosiyivskyy Park in Kyiv. These parks offer gentle slopes hemmed with trees and shrubs that will amaze your kids with all shades of yellow, red and orange. Take a packed meal with you as well as some dried bread or cookies to feed the ducks and swans at local ponds.
Pack for a picnic and head to the park; it's time for an adventure! Bring along your family's favorite on-the-go eats and these picnic essentials for an afternoon of fun under the early fall sun. Best places for autumn picnics in Kyiv are Feofaniya Landscape Park, Pushcha Vodytsya Park and Gryshko Kyiv National Botanical Garden.
Get your family moving and plan a nature scavenger hunt by collecting colorful leaves, pinecones, and other fall-like objects. Bonus: you'll have a beautiful backdrop. Tip: Use some of the things you find outdoors to make nature crafts.
Some of the best Indian Summer memories can be made around a campfire. If you have a fire pit or access to one, let the kids roast everything. After everyone is fed and full, tell stories and share some laughs. Golosiyivskyy Park (also known as Golosiyivskyy Forest) and VDNH at Expocenter offer places for pit fires with wooden benches and little tables.
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Especially for kids autumn is a magical season for outdoor family activities: great weather, colorful leaves, and family-oriented festivals galore. Get your kids outside and into the autumn groove, starting with this roundup of best outdoor family activities in Kyiv.