So far we’ve nailed:
|A very dinky Ben watching the fish with Daddy – December 2010|
Play in the ocean – Ben and Chloe both discovered the joy of playing in the sea last summer and I know we’ll be aiming to do lots more of that this year!
|Running to the sea in Bridlington – August 2014|
Build a sand castle – Although we have a sand table at home there’s nothing like building a sandcastle on the beach is there?
|A bucketless sandcastle in Blackpool – July 2014|
See a penguin in real life – This is one we’ve done at the zoo. At South Lakes Wild Animal Park you can get in penguin enclosure with them! Not quite their natural habitat but it’s still “real life” isn’t it?
|South Lakes Wild Animal Park with Aunty Custard – May 2011|
Ride a donkey on the beach – Ben and Chloe ticked this one off in Lytham last summer, Amy wasn’t old enough but perhaps that’s something we’ll do with her this year.
|Chloe & Erin ride the donkeys at Lytham – August 2014|
Go sailing with your family – Does a quick boat ride in Whitby count? It is a family tradition that we take a boat ride on holiday so I’m hoping we can continue that in France this summer.
|A boat ride with Granny in Whitby – September 2011|
So we’ve not made a bad start on the Bucket and Spade List however there’s plenty more we need to work on, many of which they’re just not old enough for and the majority of which are things I’ve yet to experience myself. Just a handful of examples include:
Visit Disney World in Florida – I worked for Disney in my late teens, early twenties and have always wanted to visit Disney World with my family
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Disney princess – This is definitely something Chloe would love. Dave and I have discussed taking the kids to Paris in a few years – when Ben is still young enough to love it but Amy old enough to appreciate it too.
What do you think of the Bucket and Spade List? I’d love to know what you’d like to tick off next or if there’s anything you think is missing from the list?
*This post was created in collaboration with Love Holidays*