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. My list is ever evolving, updating and changing.

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

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