As I mentioned in my previous post, there is so much I wish we as a family could have seen or done last year. So this year I have decided to write a bucket list of things to do and places to visit.
Of course days out can be very expensive depending on where you go so not everything on our bucket list will involve having to spend lots of money. We will also be adding some things we can do as a family at home.
I really wanted to visit Peppa Pig World last year but we never got round to going, so really hoping we can visit sometime this year. Paultons Park has been named the UK’s Number 1 amusement park, they currently have a 2for1 offer on at the moment too until the 31st of January.
I have heard a lot of exciting things about Bewilderwood the last few months so we are planning to take the children up there for their Easter Event in April.
The Day Out With Thomas event has been held at Llangollen railway station for many years, we actually visited a couple of years ago but the traffic was horrendous and we arrived too late. We are hoping to visit again this year but will either set off early in the morning or stop at a nearby hotel the night before. The event offers families the opportunity to ride on Thomas and even meet the fat controller. Great for any Thomas The Tank Engine fans. I was a huge fan when I was younger.
It’s so easy just to go out and buy a kite, but there’s something about the idea of making a homemade kite with the children and going outdoors to test it that sounds very exciting and I know my daughter will be very excited to do this. She loves all things crafty and I’m sure her Daddy will have lots of fun too.
I’ve only ever been strawberry picking once and that was when Krystabelle was only a baby. We were meant to go last summer and I had even brought matching t-shirts for the children quoting ‘Muddy Knees & Strawberries’ from Primrose & Bear. But I ended up falling ill with E.coli and by the time I felt better, Strawberry picking season was over. So I’m hoping to this summer, I may have to purchase those t-shirts again as I doubt they’ll fit, plus I will need one for Hugo too ( baby number three who’s due next month if anyone doesn’t know )
Wether is a rowing boat or a paddling boat to a ferry or a glass bottom boat, I would love to take the children on a boat this summer. I used to love going on a boat when I was a child and I’m sure my children would love it too.
For many years now I have wanted to visit Warwick Castle, I don’t know what has stopped us. Everything about it just sounds very exciting. They also hold different events there throughout the year, so I may visit when one of their events are on.
Ever since Krystabelle was a baby, she has always loved Bing and was overly excited when she got to meet Bing when we stopped at Cbeebies Land Hotel for her third birthday. Now at 20 months old Teddy has all of a sudden developed an obsession with Bing. I highly doubt we will be stopping at Cbeebies Land Hotel for quite a while so when I came across Bing Live in my events on Facebook I just knew I had to add it to the bucket list. I can just imagine how Teddy’s face will light up when he sees Bing on stage.
I had never heard of Drusillas Zoo until recently, I don’t know why because as far as I can tell just by looking at their website, the place looks incredible and such a fun day out for all the family. Not only is it a zoo but they also have a small theme park and what looks to be quite a big play area for kids to enjoy too. I really hope we manage to visit sometime this year.
The Children’s play village in Warwick only opened late last year and it looks like such a fun place to take younger children who love to use their imagination. They have an indoor and outdoor play and is made to look like a little village where children can role play.
Dinosaur adventure park looks like a fun day out for any child who loves dinosaurs, they have a dinosaur trail, a secret animal garden, a splash zone and an indoor play area. They also have a predator high ropes activity for the older children.
One thing I really wanted to do last year was go for a picnic, but we never ended up going for one and would always eat out when we visited somewhere. This year I am determined to pack up a picnic basket, a few blankets and just drive anywhere in hope to find a nice picnic spot. I do have a few spots in mind already.
It has been years since I last rode a bike, my daughter had her first bike for Christmas and is now starting to learn to ride. I would love to go for a family bike ride this summer and hire one of those bike trailers for Teddy and Hugo.
I have never ever built a den, except for one made out of quilts and old sheets in my living room as a child, I would love to go exploring the outdoors and look for somewhere to build a den with Krystabelle, she will love it. But if we don’t get round to doing it this year there’s always the quilts and old sheets option.
We are planning our first ever holiday abroad this year, we have actually been saying this for a couple of years but this year we are determined. We have a couple of places in mind.
One thing I used to love as a child was a water fight. I think we as a family definitely need one this summer. Water fights always seem to put such big smiles on children’s faces.
Pembrokeshire is definitely one of the top UK family holiday destinations, there is so much for the kids to explore down there. I can remember visiting as a child and have always said I would take my children. Of course as the years have gone by, I expect that all the fun places I visited as a child has probably been refurbished since those days and will probably be a lot better than I remember them to be.
I have always hated camping, my parents took me a couple of times when I was younger and I didn’t like it at all, I can remember crying in the middle of the night pleading with my mother to book me into a hotel ( I sound like a spoilt brat don’t I? ) But most kids love it and now the world has evolved a bit since I was a child, I may consider giving it another go, there’s always glamping isn’t there.
I have never been to London, it has always been at the top of my list of places to visit. There’s just to much to do there. I really hope we get to visit this year, even if it’s only for the day, it’s only an hour and twenty minutes on the train.
We all love movies in this house, but what we don’t do enough of is have a family movie night. I am going to make sure we do this together as much as possible this year and of course make sure we get lots of popcorn in. What’s a movie night without popcorn?