Our Family Bucket List

So this is it, our family bucket list. It’s not our list of things to do before we die it’s our list of things to enjoy with Jamie while we are living. It’s more of a life list and it’s based around our son (some for when he’s older).

It was started by me, Suzy aka Jamie’s Mummy in mid 2016. Around about the time that I found out my Dad had an incurable cancer. Life took a whole new meaning and perspective for me. One of the final things he said was ‘Life is for living’. Too right, so let’s live it! And so our bucket list began.

I started looking on Pinterest (my one stop source for ideas), but all I could find for a family bucket list was general ideas. Nothing really realistic or all encompassing. A lot of lists just focused on travel, some just on lifestyle. So over the next few months I created our own list that involved everything and anything that our son may enjoy. Through research and general ideas this is what I came up with.

We’ve already completed a few of these before, but for the sake of this blog record I am starting afresh. So why not follow us on social media and on here? I hope that we can inspire you. If you feel like I’m missing something please comment below.

Bucket List:

  1. Baking and cooking – learn to cook and bake as many different things as possible – on going, you can see what we get up to here
  2. Be front row at a concert
  3. Be in the audience for a TV show
  4. Build a gingerbread house
  5. Build a snowman bigger than you
  6. Caravan – Cambridge folk festival
  7. Caravan – Have at least 10 weekends away in a year until we sell it
  8. Caravan – Holiday back to Bridlington
  9. Caravan – Stay at at least 1 of each major holiday camp site
  10. Caravan – Holiday to Bosworth water trust
  11. Caravan – Holiday to Clacton-on-sea
  12. Caravan – Holiday to Felixstowe
  13. Caravan – Holiday to Filey
  14. Caravan – Holiday to Great Yarmouth
  15. Caravan – Holiday to Hunstanton
  16. Caravan – Holiday to Skipsea
  17. Caravan – Holiday to Southview leisure resort, Skegness = completed read here
  18. Caravan – Holiday to Whitby
  19. Caravan – Holiday to Whitley bay and Alnmouth
  20. Caravan – Holiday to Withernsea
  21. Caravan – Stay at at least 10 different David Bellamy award winning sites
  22. Caravan – Stay somewhere where we can see and hear the sea
  23. Caravan – Holiday to the Lake District
  24. Caravan – Holiday to the Peak district
  25. Cook marshmallows on an open fire
  26. Dress up for Halloween and have a party
  27. Eat at Hard rock café
  28. Eat at all the restaurants and cafes in Woodhall Spa
  29. Eat at each different national chain restaurant – ongoing
  30. Eat at each different ‘cuisine/style’ of restaurant – ongoing
  31. Eat Candy floss at a fair
  32. Eat fish and chips on a beach
  33. Eat pasta in Italy
  34. Enjoy lots of free days out – Ongoing read here
  35. Experience a white Christmas
  36. Find a real fossil
  37. Float in Dead sea
  38. Fly a kite
  39. Gardening – Grown own fruit and vegetables
  40. Go bowling
  41. Go canoeing
  42. Go crabbing off a pier
  43. Go fishing at a lake
  44. Go fishing on a boat
  45. Go for afternoon tea somewhere = completed. Read here
  46. Go for lots of walks
  47. Go Geocaching
  48. Go Go Karting
  49. Go Ice skating
  50. Go Indoor skydiving
  51. Go Llama trekking
  52. Go on a Go Ape adventure
  53. Go on a Gruffalo trail
  54. Go on a Easter egg hunt
  55. Go on a pony trek
  56. Go on a scavenger hunt
  57. Go on ‘themed’ walks in woods
  58. Go on every different type of fairground ride
  59. Go pond dipping
  60. Go roller skating
  61. Go pumpkin picking
  62. Go strawberry picking
  63. Go to a bubble rush
  64. Go to a carnival
  65. Go to a children’s festival
  66. Go to a circus
  67. Go to a ‘dress up’ event
  68. Go to a fire station open day
  69. Go to a Grand prix formula 1
  70. Go to a large outdoor water park
  71. Go to a major American civil war re-enactment event
  72. Go to a major Sealed knot re-enactment event
  73. Go to a medieval dinner event
  74. Go to a music festival
  75. Go to an event at Skegness stadium
  76. Go to an open air concert and take a picnic
  77. Go to a pantomime every year
  78. Go to a ‘proper’ Christmas market
  79. Go to a rodeo
  80. Go to a Wild wild west show
  81. Go to the Glastonbury festival
  82. Go to the Goose fair, Nottingham
  83. Go to watch American baseball
  84. Go to see a film at the cinema with Jamie at least once every 2 months
  85. Go to see a football match
  86. Go to see Ben and Holly at the theatre = completed read here
  87. Go to top Eiffel tower
  88. Go to watch horse racing – day at the races = completed read here
  89. Go to Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend and dress up
  90. Go whale and/or dolphin watching
  91. Grow a fruit tree
  92. Have afternoon tea at Betty’s = completed read here
  93. Have and care for your own pet
  94. Have an owl/falconry experience
  95. Have a pillow fight
  96. Have a ride on a camel = completed read here
  97. Have a themed birthday party
  98. Have a water balloon fight
  99. Have a water fight
  100. Have own butterfly ‘house’ watch ‘grow and set free
  101. Have your face painted
  102. Holiday – Amalfi coast, Italy
  103. Holiday – Barge on the Norfolk broads
  104. Holiday – Go glamping somewhere
  105. Holiday – Go on a cruise
  106. Holiday – Go on a major train journey, that involves sleeping on it
  107. Holiday – Go on an African safari
  108. Holiday – In a forest park
  109. Holiday – In a luxury static caravan
  110. Holiday – Sleep in a tree house
  111. Holiday – to Australia
  112. Holiday – to Bahamas, swim with dolphins etc
  113. Holiday – to Barcelona, see the sights
  114. Holiday – to Brighton and see the sights, pier etc.
  115. Holiday – to Budapest, Hungary
  116. Holiday – to Butlins
  117. Holiday – to Canada
  118. Holiday – to Carcasonne and Cap D’agde, France
  119. Holiday – to China, Beijing and Hong kong
  120. Holiday – to Corfu (again), north of the island
  121. Holiday – to Cornwall
  122. Holiday – to Corsica, France
  123. Holiday – to Crete, Greece
  124. Holiday – to Croatia, Dubrovnik
  125. Holiday – to Cyprus
  126. Holiday – to Denmark, Copenhagen, LEGOLAND, Viking centre and stunning castles
  127. Holiday – to Disneyland Paris again!
  128. Holiday – to Disneyworld (see Florida)
  129. Holiday – to Dubai
  130. Holiday – to each of the Canary islands that you can fly to –  ongoing
  131. Holiday – to Florence, Italy
  132. Holiday – to Florida (Disneyworld, seaworld, universal, cape kennedy, bush gardens, everglades etc.)
  133. Holiday – to Germany
  134. Holiday – to Greece
  135. Holiday – to Iceland, visit the blue lagoon etc.
  136. Holiday – to Indonesia
  137. Holiday – to Isle of Skye (the dinosaur isle)
  138. Holiday – to London
  139. Holiday – to Madagascar
  140. Holiday – to Majorca, Spain
  141. Holiday – to Menorca, Spain
  142. Holiday – to Mexico, sightseeing tour
  143. Holiday – to Morocco
  144. Holiday – to Mykanos, Greece
  145. Holiday – to New England, Cape cod etc.
  146. Holiday – to New Zealand
  147. Holiday – to Norway, fjords etc.
  148. Holiday – to Paris France
  149. Holiday – to Peru, Machu Picchu
  150. Holiday – to Porto, Portugal
  151. Holiday – to Portugal, Algarve
  152. Holiday – to Prague
  153. Holiday – to Rome, Italy – see all the major sights
  154. Holiday – to Santorini, Greece
  155. Holiday – to Sardinia, Italy
  156. Holiday – to Scotland
  157. Holiday – to Sicily, Italy
  158. Holiday – to somewhere not been to in France before
  159. Holiday – to somewhere really exotic with palm trees and stunning beaches
  160. Holiday – to South Africa, Cape town etc
  161. Holiday – to Spain
  162. Holiday – to Sri Lanka –  must stay at the Kandalama
  163. Holiday – to Strasbourg, France
  164. Holiday – to Sun city in South Africa
  165. Holiday – to Switzerland, go up the Matterhorn, visit Lucerne etc
  166. Holiday – to Tattershall lakes (since the revamp)
  167. Holiday – to Thailand
  168. Holiday – to The Channel islands
  169. Holiday – to Galapogus islands
  170. Holiday – tour of the Caribbean islands
  171. Holiday – to Venice, Italy
  172. Holiday – to Wales
  173. Holiday – to West coast of USA, Grand canyon, Vegas, Hollywood, San Francisco, California, Alcatraz
  174. Holiday – with Eurocamp, somewhere with massive pool area
  175. Join in with the RSPB birdwatch = completed read here
  176. Learn how to play any musical instrument
  177. Learn how to ride a bike
  178. Learn how to swim without armbands
  179. London – go on a cruise of the Thames
  180. London – go on a house of Parliament tour
  181. London –  see Buckingham palace
  182. London –  see the changing of the guard
  183. London – visit all 5 merlin pass places
  184. London – visit and eat at the Rainforest cafe
  185. London –  visit hms Belfast
  186. London –  visit London zoo
  187. London –  visit  national maritime museum
  188. London –  visit  St Paul’s cathedral
  189. London –  visit  the British museum
  190. London –  visit  the Cutty sark
  191. London –  visit  the London transport museum
  192. London –  visit  the National gallery and portrait gallery
  193. London –  visit  natural history museum
  194. London –  visit  science museum
  195. London –  visit  tower of London
  196. London –  visit Trafalgar square
  197. London –  visit Westminster abbey
  198. Look properly at the stars
  199. Make and eat bonfire toffee
  200. Make and eat toffee apples
  201. Make a worm farm
  202. Meet peppa pig, hopefully on a special event day
  203. Meet Santa as much as possible! – in as many different ways as possible
  204. Merlin – visit all 7 places in Blackpool
  205. Merlin – Alton towers
  206. Merlin – Chessington world adventures
  207. Merlin –  visit LEGOLAND
  208. Merlin –  visit Thorpe park
  209. Merlin – visit one of their Sea life centres
  210. Merlin – Warwick castle
  211. Paint a pot at a paint a pot cafe
  212. Play as many crazy golf courses as possible
  213. Ride on an elephant
  214. Ride on a donkey
  215. Ride on a ferris wheel
  216. Ride on a helter skelter
  217. Ride on a merry go round
  218. Ride on a pirate ship = completed read here
  219. Ride on a pony
  220. See a bird show
  221. See a dolphin show
  222. See a famous waterfall
  223. See all 7 wonders of the modern world
  224. See a jousting show
  225. See a play and a musical in the West end of London
  226. See a Punch and Judy show
  227. See a sea lion show
  228. See a tennis match at Wimbledon
  229. See at least 20 films at the cinema
  230. See Cirque De Soleil
  231. See Disney on ice
  232. See lots of hot air balloons take off
  233. See monster trucks
  234. See the Aurora Borealis
  235. See the Grand prismatic spring in Yellowstone national park
  236. See the puffins in North Yorkshire
  237. See the red arrows at a major air show
  238. See the tulips and windmills in Holland
  239. Sign up for a year art subscription box
  240. Skydive – Jamie has said he wants to do this when he’s older like his big cousin
  241. Splash in a splash park
  242. Start a family tradition
  243. Stay in a castle
  244. Stay in an over water bungalow
  245. Stay in at least 50 different hotels – ongoing various reviews
  246. Stroke and hold as many different animals as possible
  247. Swim in a lido
  248. Swim with dolphins
  249. Theatre – see the Wizard of oz
  250. Theatre – Take our show mad boy as much as possible
  251. Transportation – Go on at least 5 open top tourist buses
  252. Transportation – Go on a barge
  253. Transportation – Go on a boat on a boating lake
  254. Transportation – Go on a cable car
  255. Transportation – Go on a glass bottom boat = completed read here
  256. Transportation – Go on a pedalo
  257. Transportation – Go on a red double decker London bus
  258. Transportation – Go on a sea/sand train
  259. Transportation – Go on a tram
  260. Transportation – Go on a water taxi
  261. Transportation – Go on Ffestiniog railway
  262. Transportation –  Go on North Yorkshire moors railway
  263. Transportation – Go on Snowdon mountain railway, Gwynedd
  264. Transportation – Go on the Settle to Carlisle railway
  265. Transportation – Go sailing on a yatch
  266. Transportation – Ride in a dune buggy in the desert
  267. Transportation – Ride in a Gondola in Venice
  268. Transportation – Ride in a horse drawn carriage
  269. Transportation – Ride on a miniature steam train
  270. Transportation – Ride on a steam train
  271. Transportation – Ride on a Thomas steam train – day out with Thomas
  272. Transportation – Travel on Semmering railway
  273. Visit at least 10 different castles – ongoing
  274. Visit at least 10 different churches
  275. Visit at least 10 different English heritage places
  276. Visit at least 10 different Historic houses association places
  277. Visit at least 10 different museums – ongoing
  278. Visit at least 10 different National trust places – ongoing
  279. Visit at least 10 different UNESCO sites
  280. Visit at least 10 different zoos – ongoing
  281. Visit at least 5 different aquariums
  282. Visit 5 different air museums – ongoing
  283. Visit 6 different Cathedrals – ongoing
  284. Visit 5 different RSPB reserves
  285. Visit a big maze
  286. Visit a children’s museum
  287. Visit a county show
  288. Visit a large cave
  289. Visit Alcazar de Segovia castle, Near Madrid Spain
  290. Visit a famous pier
  291. Visit all 5 towns in Cinque terre, Italy
  292. Visit all soft play centres in Lincolnshire
  293. Visit all the seaside resorts in Lincolnshire
  294. Visit all the seaside towns in Norfolk
  295. Visit all the seaside towns on the Yorkshire coast
  296. Visit Alnwick castle
  297. Visit a model village
  298. Visit and climb a lighthouse
  299. Visit Anderby creek and spend the day on the beach there
  300. Visit and explore a ‘ghost’ town
  301. Visit Arundel castle
  302. Visit as many family attractions in Lincolnshire as possible – Ongoing read here
  303. Visit as many family attractions in Nottinghamshire as possible
  304. Visit as many farm parks as possible
  305. Visit Athens, Greece including the Acropolis
  306. Visit a trampoline park
  307. Visit Bamburgh castle, Northumberland
  308. Visit Bath and see the sights
  309. Visit Belton house at Halloween
  310. Visit Belvoir castle, Lincolnshire = Completed read here
  311. Visit Bewilderwood, Norfolk
  312. Visit Blackpool
  313. Visit Blackpool illuminations
  314. Visit Blackpool pleasure beach
  315. Visit Blackpool zoo
  316. Visit Blenheim palace
  317. Visit Bodiam castle
  318. Visit Bolsover castle
  319. Visit Bolton abbey
  320. Visit Bosworth battlefield on an event day
  321. Visit Bournemouth and see the sights
  322. Visit Bourton on the water (Cotswolds – Birdland, model village, motor museum, dragonfly maze etc)
  323. Visit Bran castle
  324. Visit Bristol zoo
  325. Visit Burghley house, Lincolnshire
  326. Visit Butterfly house, near Sheffield
  327. Visit Cadbury world
  328. Visit Calke Abbey and it’s adventure playground, NT
  329. Visit Cambridge and see the sights, go punting
  330. Visit Castle Howard
  331. Visit Chatsworth house and farm park, Derbyshire
  332. Visit Cheddar gorge, Somerset
  333. Visit Chester zoo
  334. Visit Cleethorpes and all family attractions
  335. Visit – Climb the Eiffel tower
  336. Visit Colchester zoo
  337. Visit Conwy castle, Wales
  338. Visit Corvin castle, Hunedoara Romania
  339. Visit Cragside and it’s fab adventure playground, NT
  340. Visit Crich tramway village
  341. Visit Croft castle and it’s natural play area, NT
  342. Visit Diggerland, Yorkshire
  343. Visit Dinosaur adventure park, Norfolk
  344. Visit Donna Nook, when the seals are there
  345. Visit Drayton manor theme park and Thomas land
  346. Visit Dudmanston and it’s playgrounds, NT
  347. Visit Edinburgh and see the sights
  348. Visit Eilean Donan castle, Highlands of Scotland
  349. Visit Eltz castle, Wierschem Germany
  350. Visit Eureka the national children’s museum
  351. Visit Fantasy island, Skegness = Completed Read here
  352. Visit Flamborough head
  353. Visit Flamingo land
  354. Visit Florida everglades and go on an air boat
  355. Visit – Go to the summer Olympics
  356. Visit – Great Yarmouth
  357. Visit Grimsthorpe castle and gardens
  358. Visit Gulliver’s land, Milton Keynes
  359. Visit Hall farm park
  360. Visit Halstatt, Austria and the salt mines
  361. Visit Hampton court palace
  362. Visit Happisburgh beach and it
  363. Visit Hardy’s animal farm
  364. Visit Harewood house
  365. Visit Hastings and Battle
  366. Visit Hull museums
  367. Visit Imperial war museum Duxford
  368. Visit Kelham Hall, Notts when a major event is on
  369. Visit Kenilworth castle
  370. Visit Kidzania, London
  371. Visit Knebworth house and gardens
  372. Visit Knowsley safari park
  373. Visit Leeds castle, Kent
  374. Visit Lightwater valley theme park
  375. Visit Lincolnshire wildlife trust – each of the 7 sites
  376. Visit Longleat
  377. Visit Longleat festival of lights
  378. Visit Longshaw and it’s natural play
  379. Visit Lowestoft and see the sights
  380. Visit Mablethorpe and all family attractions
  381. Visit Magna, Yorkshire on a nice day
  382. Visit Margate and see the sights
  383. Visit Marwell zoo
  384. Visit Matlock bath (Heights of Abraham, Gulliver’s kingdom, caves, fish and chips on the parade, farm park)
  385. Visit Mijas, Spain and see the famous donkeys
  386. Visit Mont St Michel and St Michael’s point
  387. Visit Mother Shipton’s cave
  388. Visit Mount Rushmore
  389. Visit Museum of Lincolnshire life = Completed read here
  390. Visit National railway museum York = Completed read here
  391. Visit National space centre Leicester
  392. Visit Neuschwanstein castle Bavaria Germany
  393. Visit Normanby hall country park
  394. Visit Paignton zoo
  395. Visit Peppa pig world
  396. Visit Petra, Jordan
  397. Visit pink pig farm
  398. Visit Portmerion, Wales
  399. Visit Rand farm
  400. Visit Robin hoods bay
  401. Visit Rockingham castle
  402. Visit Ronda, Spain
  403. Visit Rufford Abbey and park
  404. Visit Sacrewell farm, a heritage farm = completed, read here
  405. Visit and stay at Sandringham house
  406. Visit Scarborough
  407. Visit Sherwood forest
  408. Visit Skegness and all family attractions
  409. Visit Skipton castle
  410. Visit Slimbridge wildfowl centre
  411. Visit somewhere to celebrate Chinese New Year
  412. Visit somewhere that makes and sells its own ice cream
  413. Visit Springfields for the 2 trains, taxi boat etc.
  414. Visit Stanwick lakes, East Northants
  415. Visit Stokesay castle
  416. Visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury
  417. Visit Stourhead estate, national trust, Wiltshire in the autumn
  418. Visit Stratford upon avon
  419. Visit Sudbury Hall and the museum of childhood, NT
  420. Visit Sundown adventureworld, Notts
  421. Visit and review Tattershall farm park
  422. Visit Tatton park
  423. Visit The Deep, Hull = completed read here
  424. Visit the Edinburgh festival
  425. Visit the forbidden corner, Yorkshire
  426. Visit the Giant’s causeway, Northern Ireland
  427. Visit the Palace of Pena, Lisbon Portugal
  428. Visit the shipwreck beach in Zakynthos, Greece
  429. Visit each different major Theatre within 1hr30
  430. Visit Trolleybus museum, Sandtoft
  431. Visit Wizarding world of Harry Potter
  432. Visit Twin lakes, Notts
  433. Visit Twin Lakes at Halloween
  434. Visit Twycross zoo
  435. Visit Vatican city
  436. Visit Warner Bros studio, Harry Potter
  437. Visit Warwick castle
  438. Visit Wheelgate adventure park, Notts
  439. Visit Whisby nature reserve = Completed read here
  440. Visit White post farm, Notts
  441. Visit Wickstead park
  442. Visit Windsor castle
  443. Visit Woburn safari park = Completed read here
  444. Visit Woods filled with bluebells
  445. Visit Woodside wildlife park
  446. Walk in all the local woods
  447. Visit York – Castle museum, minster, railway museum = Completed read here
  448. Visit Yorkshire wildlife park
  449. Walk on the great wall of China
  450. Walk or cycle the Spa trail (Woodhall etc)
  451. Watch a movie outdoors with a picnic
  452. Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
  453. Winter – Build a snowman
  454. Winter – Go on a husky drawn sledge
  455. Winter – Go on the santa express rail journey
  456. Winter – Go tobogganing
  457. Winter – Go to different Santa railway experiences
  458. Winter – Go to LaplandUK
  459. Winter – Go to Sundown to meet Santa
  460. Winter – Go to Winter wonderland in London
  461. Winter – Have a snowball fight
  462. Winter – Lapland holiday to meet santa etc.
  463. Winter – Ride on a snow mobile
  464. Winter –  Visit Drayton manors Thomas Christmas
  465. Winter – Visit winter wonderland Manchester

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