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

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