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

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