Family Summer Bucket List

The summer holidays are here again and we have 6 nursery and school free weeks to fill! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the prospect especially if you’re home all day with the kids. Each summer we sit down together and write a family summer bucket list of all the things we want to do over the holidays. It’s great to be prepared and have something to refer to when we’re feeling bored and uninspired.

Everyone has some input so the kids get to do the things they enjoy and the adults can ensure it’s budget friendly! The great thing about writing your own list is you can make it totally suit you. It doesn’t have to be big expensive trips out every day. We’ve got a mix of games, day trips and lazy days in our pjs!

If you work full time, include little things you can do in the evenings together like have a garden picnic or play a board game. If you are on a tight budget you can include lots of free games and activities. The point is, make it realistic and enjoyable for all of you.

I’ve shared our summer bucket list below in case anyone is looking for inspiration. Feel free to use our ideas or get the kids involved and write your own!

Our family summer bucket list 2019:

  • Make homemade playdough
  • Make a tin foil river
  • Do something for charity
  • Bake something yummy
  • Fruit picking or foraging
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Explore the woods
  • Go for a picnic
  • Build a den
  • Feed the ducks
  • Visit a museum
  • Disney film marathon
  • Paint and hide some rocks
  • Go swimming
  • Board game marathon
  • Have a family day out somewhere new
  • Do a science experiment
  • Make frozen paint
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Go to the park
  • Facepainting
  • Make stickmen
  • Visit the library and read some new books
  • Go to a theme park (see how to get cheap and even FREE tickets here)
  • Have a water fight
  • Cook a meal together from scratch
  • Go to the cinema
  • Make ice lollies
  • Chalk hopscotch
  • Make suncatchers
  • Get creative and make some art
  • Make a scrapbook of our summer memories!

Got any great ideas of your own? I’d love to hear what your kids suggest in the comments below!

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