Looking for a whole day’s worth of fun fall activities to do with the kiddos but aren’t sure where to start?

Looking for a whole day’s worth of fun fall activities to do with the kiddos but aren’t sure where to start? I got you covered! From the Children's Museum downtown to fall time fun at local apple orchards, here is your itinerary for 24 hours in Eau Claire with kids.


Make sure you start the day out right with a hearty breakfast at either Altoona Family Restaurant or Randy’s Family Restaurant—both are local favorites. 

Front of the Children's Museum

After breakfast, head to the children’s museum for a couple of hours of educational and fun play time. Then venture out to tour 3-5 of Eau Claire’s park or playgrounds to see which one is your favorite.


Sandwich, cup of soup and muffin from Acoustic Cafe in Eau Claire

For lunch, enjoy a picnic at the park or check out Acoustic Cafe for a hot hoagie and some ice cream. 


After lunch, head to the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek for the afternoon. There you will find many nature activities you can partake in, such as trails to hike, a butterfly house, nature nooks, interactive exhibits and more! 

Box of apples from an Apple Orchard in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

If you are looking for more of a fall-themed adventure, head over to one of the many pumpkin patches or apple orchards we have in the Chippewa Valley. Pick some apples and pick out your favorite pumpkin, visit with farm animals, play games and enjoy some apple cider and a caramel apple. 

Women shopping at Dotters Books

Looking to stay inside? Head over to Dotter's Books near downtown to pick out some books the whole family could enjoy! Set goals for reading throughout the cold winter months to keep the imagination warm. 


For your evening plans, I recommend enjoying dinner and a movie at the downtown Eau Claire Budget Theater. They have movies for low costs and great food to keep your hunger satisfied during the movie. 

Cheeseburger and fries from The Classic Garage

Another great dinner option is The Classic Garage. This fun, car-themed restaurant has a variety of menu items that the kids will love; from burgers to milkshakes! They always have a classic car on display and welcome others to park their classic cars out front for others to see and enjoy as well. 

After dinner, take a stroll along the Chippewa River in Phoenix Park to enjoy the fresh air, sunset and calm of the day turning to dusk. Here you will be able to see the newly installed lights on the walking bridge! 

Whichever evening option you choose, don’t forget to end the night with a little more ice cream from Ramone’s or Oleson's or maybe both! Taste to see which one is your family favorite.  

At the end of this fun-packed day, your kiddos should be full of smiles and yawns and you will have all made some perfect memories!