Family Days Out: Our 2018 Bucket List

I decided to take a leaf out of Chelsea Mama’s blog and write a bucket list of days out for 2018! Eldest is currently battling the flu so I wanted to think of some enjoyable things we can do during the year when the germs finally leave our house and we can adventure outdoors again. Usually planning where we go is down to me, but this time I have asked for contributions from everyone in the family.

Youngest (aged 8)

Take the Liverpool Stadium Tour

I have looked up prices and its £20 for adults and £12 for children, we have done the Barcelona Stadium Tour already for my eldest, so it would be nice for youngest to get the chance to visit his team stadium.

Milestones Living History Museum, Basingstoke

A family ticket is £35 and lasts a whole year, shame we don’t live closer so we could visit more than once! Blists Hill Victorian Town was a success so youngest wanted another day out like that experiencing living history.

Meet Meerkats Experience

I must admit I am quite keen on this too now he has mentioned it, Meerkats are just the cutest. This is about £99 for two people but certain gift sites have sales now and you can get it for £49 for two instead!

Eldest (aged 10)

The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden

It is priced at £21 for a family ticket, it doesn’t look very big but eldest has all the books so it’s natural that a trip to the museum would spark his curiosity! I liked the sound of the themed cakes in the cafe.

Go Indoor Skydiving

iFLY have indoorskydiving in Basingstoke so could tick off the museum and fit this in too! I would probably book the family flight priced at £189.99 which gives you 10 flights between up to five family members, so we would get a taster on our first experience of skydiving.

Visit Flamingo Land

I think eldest is thinking it would be nice to visit a different theme park as this one would be completely new for all of us. Legoland, Alton Towers, Chessington, Thorpe
Park, Drayton Manor and Paulton’s Park we have visited already multiple times.

Visit Lightwater Valley

For the same reason I think he has added this just for a welcome change from the usual theme parks we visit. Saying that this year we go to Florida, so he
might well change his mind and have his fill of theme parks there instead!

Forest Segways

Go on a short break to Scotland

Chill Factore

We have been here before, but the boys were much younger, and I don’t think they made the most of their visit, so a return would be quite good for everyone.

View from the Shard

This didn’t surprise me as my eldest loves the Apprentice and has caught a glimpse of the Shard more than once.

Myself (aged 39)


This place looks incredible in pictures I have seen and its always highly recommended as somewhere you should visit before your children get too old!

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Eden Project

I keep hoping we will plan a trip to Cornwall but for one reason or another it never quite happens!

Tower of London

Afternoon Tea

I turn 40 this year and posh afternoon tea is a must! Maybe I could work on the hubbie for the Ritz!

Hubbie (aged 36)

He seems more interested in history, I didn’t think he would mention a theme park!

Explore the lake district

Edinburgh Castle

Go hunting for Loch Ness

Visit Hadrian’s Wall

I can’t wait to see how many we manage to tick off!

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