As regular readers will know, we love getting out and about, exploring new places, and rediscovering old favourites. I tend to have a list on my phone of all the places I note that I want to see and take N to, but other than that we don’t have a bucket list of places or experiences.
When I was growing up I did have a few dreams:
- ice skating in Central Park (hmm, went to New York, didn’t manage to do any skating so that was a missed opportunity);
- Watch the ballet at the Royal Opera House – duly ticked off after their refurbishment about 15 years ago
- Play with a proper orchestra – ticked off at school when I played with the Band of the Central Air Force, and also playing a movement each with other music scholars, of a concerto with the school orchestra.
- Visit the Peter Pan statue in London. Weird one, but suitably ticked off as a child.
N’s too young to be planning bucket lists, but mostly his wants involve going to the beach again to use his blue bucket and new spade. I do like the idea of tick lists where he can see the things he’s done – they could help with keeping memories of what he’s done, and I could keep a photo journal of all the things he’s done.
If you want something more structured and want to get children more involved in making decisions of where they want to go, then it might be worth checking out Love Holidays Ultimate Kids Bucket and Spade list.
The list has some great classics, perfect for every summer holiday: fly a kite on the beach, visit a castle, go to a UK theme park etc. But there’s also some more aspirational ideas, like swimming with dolphins and playing with gadgets in Japan.
If you’re after some ideas for holidays, or things to do when out and about, then the kids can get involved ticking off what they’ve done.
N’s already ticked off some items on the list:
Visiting a castle
See fish swimming in an aquarium
Build a sandcastle
You can download the Ultimate Kids Bucket and Spade list over at Love Holidays.
Do your children have a bucket list? What kind of things do they have on it?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own.