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Favorite Fall Fire Pit Activities

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The garden is one of the most underutilized spaces in many homes. The reason for this is that many families a) don’t think to use their gardens and b) don’t have the facilities to make the most of them. That latter issue is solved, in many cases, by getting a fire pit. That’s because a fire pit can introduce light and warmth to your garden in the evening, such that it is available to use throughout the day. This then creates countless fun fire pit activities for you and your family. Here are just a few of those.

Favorite Fall Fire Pit Activities


You can’t have a fire pit and never make s’mores! This is an easy and fun way to enjoy a delicious snack while making the most of your open fire pit. It’s an excuse to gather around and have family time, and it’s a rite of passage that every kid should enjoy at some point.

Cards and Drinks

I remember when my neighbors got their first fire pit – which led to us getting one not long after! They would sit around the fire pit and play cards all night while having a couple of drinks. The kids were old enough to join in, and I remember thinking that it looks like a really great way to spend time – like they were on holiday!

This is perfect bonding and it creates a fun atmosphere that you just can’t get sitting at the table indoors.

Movie Night

This is another one of our favorite fall fire pit activities. Grab yourself a projector and cast it against the fence or perhaps a canvas if you can get one. Sit around the fire pit to stay warm – maybe with some blankets and hot chocolate with marshmallows – and enjoy a movie. Our recommendation is to put something classic on: how about a bit of Back to the Future or Star Wars! Good old-fashioned family fun that creates a really memorable evening.


Of course, nobody is recommending that you leave the fire pit on while you sleep! But as a way to stay warm while relaxing in the garden before bed, having a fire pit can be genius.

Camping in the garden gives you many of the big advantages of camping (the cozy feeling of hearing rain against the tent, the fun of eating outdoors) but without the downside of having no access to creature comforts/needing to use a bush for a toilet!

Star Gazing

Stargazing is another great option when you have a fire pit. Fire pits create warmth and light, but they don’t introduce nearly the amount of light pollution. This means that you can lie on blankets on the ground and stare up at the sky to really enjoy the beauty of a blanket of stars.

But if you want to take this even further, why not grab yourself a telescope and do some real gazing? You could make out the rings of Saturn, or the craters on the moon.

Romantic Dinner for Two

Fire pits aren’t just for fun with the kids! This is also a great excuse to enjoy time with your partner – sans kids. Set a garden table and enjoy a romantic Italian dinner with some wine and chocolate and you’ll find this can be extremely romantic and a cheaper/more convenient option to dining out.

Cigar Night

A more adult option when it comes to fall fire pit activities is to really indulge yourself with a cigar and some Scotch. This is a great way to spend an evening bonding with a friend, and of course, cigars aren’t welcome indoors!

There are countless more fire pit activities to enjoy. How do you like to use your fire pit?

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