Best Fall Fire Pit Activities


Do you love the warmth of a campfire on a cold autumn night? A backyard fire pit puts this feeling at your fingertips – literally!

If you’ve been thinking of getting a fire pit for your backyard or patio but you’re not sure how to make the best use of it, we’ve got you covered with the best outdoor fire pit activities. Because we’re such big fans of outdoor living at Porch & Patio, we like nothing more than helping our customers make the most of their outdoor spaces. These family-friendly activities include storytelling around the fireside or fun campfire games.

These are our top five campfire activities.


Is there any campfire tradition that is more time-honored than roasting marshmallows. This dessert is easy to make and will please everyone in the family. Sticky fingers and marshmallows coated in melted chocolate are essential for any fire pit campout.

While you can’t go wrong with the classic combination of toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate, these 15 creative recipes can help you level up your S’mores game. Candied bacon, cookie butter, salted caramel, and peanut butter cups are just a few examples of the ingredients you’ll find in these tasty treats.

If you’re looking for campfire activities that are as fun as they are sweet, making s’mores is your go-to!


It can be hard to find the time to spend quality time with your family during your busy life. It’s a great way to connect by setting aside a night each weekend to sit by the fire and share stories. Stories are a great way for the whole family to have fun around the backyard fire pit.

Use a prompt for reflection like Thorn, Rose and Bud or go casual. Reminisce about family vacations, or share stories from your childhood with the children. Regardless, there’s something about a roaring fire that creates a warm, safe ambiance for family bonding.


When was the last moment you looked up at the night skies? With a fire pit, you’ll have more opportunities to embrace mindfulness while pondering the vast starry sky. Stargazing is a timeless tradition, and it only requires clear skies to enjoy.

It is important to do some preparation before you can enjoy the moment. Stellarium, Star Walk and Sky Map are free apps that help identify constellations and planets. For a night of stargazing that will impress your children, you can set up a few pillows and blankets or sit on your patio furniture.


Sing-alongs can be fun for all ages! You can sing any song that qualifies as a campfire tune, but this list of 50 of the Greatest Campfire Songs Ever is a great resource. Encourage your family to jam with a guitarist or other musician. Are you looking for a musician? Download a karaoke…


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