Our 2017 Family Bucket List

Have you ever made a wish list before and then not really done anything with it? Full of great ideas, dreams and intentions only for day to day life to take over and another year gone by without ticking anything off? This year I’ve taken a different approach and we have created a family wish jar. Everyone has chosen activities that they would like to do throughout the year and we now have a fantastic list, our family bucket list, which I can’t wait to get started on!

Our 2017 Family Bucket List

  • Go to Lego Land
  • Pick our own strawberries at a PYO fruit farm
  • Go on a bike ride all together – somehwere like Grapham water
  • Bake brownies
  • Have a family holiday abroad
  • Go on a camping/glamping trip
  • Toast marshmallows
  • Watch a sunrise and a sunset together
  • Visit Centre Parcs
  • Have a night away with no kids
  • Visit a new place
  • Go sledging (if we don’t have snow, go sledging at Xscape)
  • Tale the boys to see a musical
  • Go to the cinema as a family (Ava to have her first cinema trip)
  • Pick our own christmas tree at a christmas tree farm
  • Surf
  • Go to a festival
  • Climb a hill
  • Go for a pancake breakfast 
  • See a pantomime
  • Have a movie night with popcorn and treats
  • Eat fish and chips on the beach
  • Have friends over for dinner
  • Spend a day at the country park with a picnic
  • Look at the stars in the night sky and spot the constellations, maybe even a shooting star
  • Have a water fight in the garden
  • Get the paddling pool out
  • Go on a boat
  • Bowling all together
  • Take Ava to a sea life centre
  • Have a spa day
  • Go to a new swimming pool or waterpark
  • Visit the Science museum
  • Have afternoon tea
  • Visit a new National Trust place

Ideas and Inspiration for creating your own Family Bucket List for the year

At the end of each month I’m going to come back to our family bucket list and see what we can cross off creating a blog post to keep track of it all. I’m also going to use it to help us plan and budget for activities throughout the year.

Not made a family bucket list for this year? Why not use some of these ideas to make your own. Have fun!



  1. January 10, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    What a great list! You’ve inspired me to create one for my family. I’m a single mum with three teenagers so this could be a challenge!!

  2. January 10, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    That’s quite a list and some great stuff there, hope you get around to most of it. Lego land is great fun but make sure you get an express ticket to skip the lines, we went ages back and spent most of the day queuing up so definitely going to get an express pass next time to skip them.

  3. January 11, 2017 / 11:29 am

    The Science Museum is fab, make sure you get that one ticked off!

Leave a Reply