Summer Bucket List

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Summer Bucket List

With a few weeks of the summer holidays left, we thought we'd get together a few fun ideas for things to do with the kids before the new school year starts in September. It's a nice list to pop on the fridge and have there ready for days when you're looking for some inspiration for things to do. We've categorised the ideas by things you can do at home, outdoor adventures and days out.

Why not grab a piece of paper and some pens and jot down a few of these ideas to create your own summer bucket list with the kids? It's great fun and a nice memento of all the lovely things you did over summer, no matter how small.


Things to do at Home

  • Have a BBQ in the garden
  • Toast marshmallows
  • Bake a cake or cookies
  • Play board games
  • Kids 'Come dine with me' evening
  • Build a fort with cushions
  • Chalk art
  • Plant some seeds
  • Family quiz
  • Bake and decorate cupcakes
  • Craft day
  • Blow bubbles in the garden
  • Create an indoor or outdoor treasure hunt
  • Make slime
  • Movie night with popcorn
  • Read books in the garden
  • Make frozen fruity smoothies or ice pops
  • Paint pebbles and hide them in your village
  • Create a holiday scrapbook with photos, drawings, tickets etc.
  • Play in the paddling pool
  • Have a teddy bears picnic at home



Outdoor Adventures

  • Climb a hill or mountain
  • Visit a beach
  • Build a sand castle
  • Visit a PYO Farm
  • Collect shells
  • Explore a woods
  • Build a den in the woods
  • Visit a new National Trust
  • Do an outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Nature photography
  • Picnic in the woods
  • Go to get an ice cream
  • Visit a Maize maze
  • Visit a new local park
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Go Geocaching

Days Out

If you'd like some inspiration for some days out at local attractions, we have put together a list below. If you click on the links, it will take you through to each listing where you will find additional information on each attraction. Some of these cost a bit more than others, but there are some cheaper, more cost effective days out listed too. Don't forget to check out our guide to Family Friendly Walks in Lincolnshire for lots of inspiration for beautiful outdoor spaces to visit around Lincoln.




Whatever your plans are for summer, we hope you have a lovely August before school starts in September. We love hearing from our followers on Instagram and Facebook. Please feel free to tag us in any photos of your summer adventures or you can share them on our Facebook page.

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