Summer Bucket List 2016

I’m a little late on publishing my Summer Bucket List this year – over two weeks late in fact.  I almost didn’t bother, but I’ve been writing a seasonal bucket list since for almost three years now!  Life seems to be crazy busy and time has been slipping away from me.  Of course this is all the more reason for writing my Summer Bucket List and setting out all the things we hope to achieve over the coming season. 

1. Alfresco dining – BBQs, picnics, you name it – I want to be eating outside in the sunshine please!

2. A trip or two to the seaside

3. Revisit York Maze

4. That long promised trip to Whitby for Magpie fish and chips

5. My second BML experience

6. A trip to South Lakes Wild Animal Park 

7. Chester Zoo 

8. Grandma Day 

9. Collect seashells

10. Visit Alton Towers

11. Go paddling 

12. Build a sandcastle 

13. Have a water fight 

14. Write a postcard 

15. Go strawberry picking 

16. Ride a donkey

17. Birthday celebrations for Ben and Chloe 

18. Just So Festival 

I think there’s quite a good mix of things on there – things I know I’ve already got planned and others I’m going to have to work hard to squeeze in!  Keep an eye out for updates – hopefully they’ll be a little more regular than my Spring ones were . . . Whoops!

What’s on your Summer Bucket List?



  1. June 13, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Grandma Day sounds ace, I must get my OH's parents to drive down and participate in that one! 😀

    • June 14, 2016 / 7:36 am

      Ah Grandma Day probably isn't quite what it sounds – on my Grandma's birthday each year I spend the day with my mum, Aunty & sister – this year we're having a day in London ❤️ It started the year after she died when we surprised Mum with a day out so that she wouldn't spend the day being sad and it became a new tradition xxx

  2. June 15, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Going to the zoo is on our list too. We are going to Edinburgh tomorrow for my birthday and going to the zoo – I am so excited!

  3. June 15, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Sounds like you have a great summer planned. I have nothing on our bucket list this year as we will be taking it one day at a time and seeing how my Daughter is x

  4. June 15, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    York maze and strawberry picking sounds like fun! I should really create a list like this and think about what I want to do this summer x

  5. Beth Twinderelmo
    June 15, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I am so excited for strawberry picking!
    I run a monthly bucket list linky on the last day of the month. You should come link up with us to track your progress x

  6. June 15, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Wow that's a good list, you should be able to cover most of that over the summer holidays.

  7. June 15, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I love Chester Zoo – I hope you get to go you'll have a fab time x

  8. June 15, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    You've got some fab plans for this summer and I hope you manage to get them all done. I would love to know what you managed by the end and what you liked doing the most 🙂 x

  9. June 15, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Sounds like you have a great summer planned! I haven't even started thinking about a summer bucket list, but as our summer holidays are starting in 2 weeks (eek!) I had better hurry up and do one!

  10. June 16, 2016 / 10:23 am

    great list. I have been to chester zoo twice and would love to go again and take the kids

  11. June 16, 2016 / 10:41 am

    OOh write a postcard, it sounds almost retro to hear that x

    • June 16, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      That's why I thought it would be nice to add it 🙂

  12. June 16, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I definitely need to make a Summer bucket list! Love this idea

  13. June 16, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    What a beautiful little bucket list! There are so many things on there I would love to do. Made me think about what I would add onto my list!

  14. June 16, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I think its great to set yourself a bucket list for summer. It means you will get out and do things!

  15. June 16, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    What a great list. I really want to take my girls to a zoo this Summer too

  16. June 16, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I can totally vouch for the Fish & Chips at the Magpie in Whitby! As a northerner, it's certainly a must do!!

    • June 17, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      I've been quite a few times but have never takentaken Dave!

    • June 17, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      I've been quite a few times but have never takentaken Dave!

  17. June 17, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I'd like to go strawberry picking this summer too. Hopefully the weather will stay nice to do it! xxx

  18. June 17, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Making a summer bucket list is a great way to plan the summer, I should probably make one haha

  19. June 18, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Lots of celebrations coming. I know you will tick off each of them. I guess I need to go the beach as well and build a sand castle there. Haha

  20. June 19, 2016 / 4:27 am

    Sounds like a supper fun summer ahead I have some activities planned with my nieces and nephew. Also I am excited for my new nephew who will arrive sometime in august.

  21. June 19, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Ah yes strawberry picking is a must, I would love to go to the seaside this summer but I might be working too much!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.