Our 2018 Days Out Bucket List

Marwell Zoo

Every year my friend Joanne from Charliemoos, does a bucket list of days out with her children at new year.

I always say I am going to do it with mine, but have never got around to it until now.

It was quite amusing hearing them chat about where they want to visit. Sebastian tended to opt for places he already knows, whereas Isaac and Eliza have started to think out of the box and suggest new things to do and places to visit.

Sebastian (4):


Stay in the Legoland Hotel

See the dinosaurs at Paultons Park

Go to Marwell Zoo

Go to Butlins

See the monkey’s at Longleat

See Dinosaur World Live

Go to the Heavy Horse Centre

Go sledging

Eliza (6):


See Matilda in the West End

Go to see Wicked

Have a mermaid swimming lesson

Visit Blackgang Chine

Go inside the Houses of Parliament

Go to Hobbledown Farm

Ride on the London Eye

Visit the New Forest Fairy Festival

Go to Folly Farm

Go to Farmer Palmers

Isaac (9):

Go to see Dippy on Tour at Dorchester Museum

Go to a Roller Disco

Go to the Cinema

Visit Stonehenge

Do the Horrible Histories Maze at Warwick Castle

Be a Zookeeper for a day

Go to Port Lymph

See Dick n Dom at Camp Bestival

Go to the Imperial War Museum

Go to Rock Up

Go indoor skydiving

Do the nets at Go Ape

See Shrek The Musical

Kian (17):

Zip World

Zip World – Fforest Coaster and Velocity

Thorpe Park

Alton Towers



Zip World – Fforest Coaster and Velocity

Continue Paragliding Course

Do a Zombie Survival Experience

See Les Miserables in the West End


Hampton Court Palace

Enjoy a short break in North Wales and visit Conwy Castle and Climb Mount Snowdon (or cheat and get the train)

Osbourne House

Leeds Castle

Blenheim Palace

Visit and explore around Hampton Court Palace

Do the ArcelorMittal Slide

Take a speedboat ride along the Thames

Cruise along the Jurassic Coast

Visit York

Get tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

See Hogwarts in the Snow

Go to Scotland

I am pretty sure this list will get larger as we get further into the year, but it is a good place to start and most are achievable, although where we are going to find snow for Sebby to go sledging, I am not so sure.

What places would you like to visit in 2018?

14 thoughts on “Our 2018 Days Out Bucket List

  1. Finding snow to sledge on would be on all my kids list. Some great ideas in here and some very grown up ones from the kids too like Houses of Parliament and Imperial War Museum.
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  2. You’ve a great family bucket list there and there’s a few I’d like to visit too such as Conway Castle and Stonehenge. Hopefully you manage most of it. Aside from our travels we’re hoping to explore more of Portugal such as visit Lisbon and Silves.

  3. I would love to visit New York this year.

  4. Katy Stevens says:

    Sounds like you’re going to have a jam-packed and fun year. Happy New Year!

  5. Alan Moore says:

    haha you are going to have a busy year. A beekeeper for a day, what a nice idea. I do notice with age, comes an increase in bucket item cost lol

  6. Sonia Cave says:

    What a lovely idea. We do a seasonal bucket list…I think I find it a little easier to focus on the short term still! Maybe this is an idea for the future

  7. Ah yay I love that you love history as much as me and I am loving some of the places that you have on your bucket list. I would love to see Stonehenge and Blenheim palace. Dinosaurs at Paultons sounds like fun too!

  8. Katy says:

    I love this idea. You are going to have such a busy year! Scotland is amazing so I do hope you manage to get there this year. Have loved following your adventures, wishing you a fab 2018 xx

  9. That is such a fab idea! I think we might also just borrow your friend’s idea of a bucket list for the year 🙂

  10. Anosa says:

    I live 20 minutes from Blenheim Palace and can not recommend it enough, you should definitely visit. Impressive bucketlist, I am loving it

  11. I love how cute the kids’ bucket list items are compared to the adults’! Hope you tick all of these in 2018! x

  12. Victoria Thurgood says:

    this is a good idea with 6 kids from 3 to 17 I can’t wait to hear their ideas

  13. Rachel says:

    This is such a lovely idea – looks like there is plenty on those lists to keep you busy this year! Have a great 2018 xx

  14. Deby says:

    Wow some lovely ideas there from you all and some ideas I’m going to steal – some I’ve never heard of so shall start googling

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