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

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