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Summer bucket list

You may have seen the cheesy meme going around recently; you know the one, where we only get 18 precious summers with our children so we must make the most of them. That’s all well and good, and to an extent I agree. But sometimes, just sometimes; we may have had enough, want a break, want to pull our hair out; just want them back at school! And that’s fine, too.

I’m not going to lie, I really struggled with them last summer. We were going through a really difficult time with Jacob and his behavioural issues, which made it hard for me mentally, wanting to take them both out on my own all of the time. Other than going away during the last week of summer, I’m going to admit that we probably had quite a boring six weeks. That’s why this year, we’ve made a bucket list!

With our bucket list, we’ll hopefully always have something to do. Some of the activities are things we can do at home, others we have to go out for. Some will be pennies, some will be pounds. The boys came up with a few ideas, but they were starting to get a bit silly, so mum to the rescue with some things I had planned already!

Bucket list

  • Make ice cream
    tying in with…
  • Eat ice cream
  • Go to the library
  • Go to the beach
  • Drink water (this was one of the silly ones!)
  • Go out for afternoon tea
  • Go to Air Kings trampoline park
  • Make jelly slushies
  • Go to Cheeky Chimps soft play
  • Make cookies
  • Go on a bug/nature hunt
  • Go to a farm or a zoo
  • Do Uncle Henry’s maize maze
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Go to The Deep aquarium (using our annual pass)
  • Watch The Greatest Showman

  • Go to the museum
  • Go to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre (it just says LEGO on our list as I’m planning on keeping this a surprise! But we are also going to a…)
  • LEGO morning at the library
  • Go on a woodland walk
  • Go to McDonalds for breakfast (silly…)
  • Make ice lollies
  • Go to the cinema
  • Go to the park
  • Make a time capsule
    tying in with…
  • Make a treasure map
  • Go to Diggerland (not on the paper list, also a surprise!) 
  • Go to an outdoor splash pad/swimming pool

There will probably be more to add to this, as Jacob keeps coming up with new ideas. We’ve already ticked some of them off; I can’t wait to do the rest!

What’s on your summer bucket list?

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

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  1. We had a lot on our summer list but somehow it ended up being a fest of okay dates with friends which has been lovely, we are about to start a 2 week “holiday” with hubby going on extra days out, highlights are Peppa Pig World, a Castle, overnight in a camping pod near the beach and gong on the bus to get pizza (my 3yr olds choice).
    Hope your hols has been good to you so far – and we are the same due to daughters behaviours, last year was a trial, so far this year no issues and a nice time has been had by all (tho I hold a disclaimer on that until September lol)

    1. We’ve had a few days where he has been pretty much out of control, but we have almost ticked off the bucket list – cookies today I think! We had one of those weeks last week when my husband had the week off 🙂

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