Family Bucket List – 9 things to do in 2019

We’ve created a family bucket list of nine things we would like to do this year; places to visit, adventures to have and new things to try.  A totally doable to-do list, and one that wont cost the earth.

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Climb Beacon Hill – Since Trevor and I first started dating, we have said that we would like to climb to the top of Beacon Hill.  An impressive hillfort near to us, in Burghclere, with lovely views over the North Wessex Downs.  It’d be great to finally do that this year, and with the boys too.  Bonus!

UPDATE – We did it!  Beacon Hill is quite the climb, but the views are quite something up there.  Definitely worth it.  Visit our Instagram Post to see some photos of our adventure up the hill.

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Geocaching – This is something I love to do but not so much Trevor – in fact, he hates it.  We did manage to find a couple of hidden geocaches last year with the boys and they were beside themselves with excitement, having found some ‘treasure’.   This year, the Geocaching app will be a permanent feature on my phone.

UPDATE – We found our 3rd Geocache in Bognor Regis.  The exploring continues.

Explore London – There are so many things I have always wanted to do in London.  The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, The London Dungeons, Trafalgar Square, Selfie Factory, The Science Museum and The Post Office Museum, just to name a few.  It would be great if we could see more of London this year.

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Bowling – We did this a few years ago, but the boys were so young and so unimpressed.  However, we walked through a bowling centre this week to get to a soft play area and the boys were going mad watching people bowl.  Like fist pumping and whooping, kinda mad.

Visit the seaside – shamefully, we still haven’t spent an entire day at the beach.  Bad, I know.  We only live about an hour from the coast so its a bit silly not to have really.  West Wittering comes highly recommended, and Bournemouth seems to be a destination that everyone seems to love.

UPDATE – We made some brief trips to the beach during our staycation to Butlins Bognor Regis in March.  We still owe the boys a full day at the beach though.

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Get drenched in a splash park – Because why the hell not?  Remember running through a sprinkler in the back garden as a child?  It was pretty awesome right?  Well sprinklers just got mental, in the form of splash parks and I’m all for that.

See the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – Because it looks awesome!  I’d love to see this with the boys, and I’m pretty sure they would love to see it too.

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Explore more of Cornwall – Trevor was born in St Austell, Cornwall and each year we try to visit there to see family and friends.  Each time we go, we say that we would like to explore some more of Cornwall, and never do.  That’s our Cornish mission for this year.

Visit Cliveden Gardens – Cliveden has always appealed to me, yet I’ve still not been.  I would love to take the boys to explore the grounds, trails and of course the maze.  Cliveden is one of the National Trust properties and we have been considering getting a NT family pass this year.  The snowdrops at Cliveden are set to bloom anytime now and It’d be great to see them.

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So there we have it, our nine for 2019.  What’s on your bucket list this year?

Lisa

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