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Our Family Bucket List


As parents to a 1 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, we live very busy lives. Sometimes it can be hard to make time for the more important things. We love how much our little boy loves the great outdoors which is why we got excited when we found this Bucket List for Children (See below) created by The National Trust, which is 50 things designed to encourage a childhood full of fun, adventure and discovery. As a family we plan on fulfilling this Bucket List for our children to the best of our ability and documenting our adventures here on this blog, with lots of photographs of course ;) As we  live in Halifax, Yorkshire, we are fortunate that we are not too far away from places where many of these things are possible. Some things we can do now while they are so young, and some will be as they get a little older.

So we state now to our children that we vow do our very best to do ALL the things on this list during your precious childhood

Love Mummy and Daddy xx


1.) Climb a tree

2.) Roll down a really BIG hill

3.) Camp out in the wild

4.) Build a den

5.) Skim a stone

6.) Run around in the rain

7.) Fly a kite

8.) Catch a fish with a net

9.) Eat a apple straight from a tree

10.) Play conkers

11.) Throw snow

12.) Hunt for treasure on the beach

13.) Make a mud pie

14.) Dam a stream

15.) Go sledging

16.) Bury someone in the sand

17.) Set up a snail race

18.) Balance on a fallen tree

19.) Swing on a rope swing

20.) Make a mud slide

21.) Eat blackberries growing in the wild

22.) Take a look inside a tree

23.) Visit and island

24.) Feel like your flying in the wind

25.) Make a grass trumpet


26.) Hunt for fossils and bones

27.) Watch the sun wake up

28.) Climb a huge hill

29.) Get behind a waterfall

30.) Feed a bird from your hand

31.) Hunt for bugs

32.) Find some frogs spawn

33.) Catch a butterfly in a net

34.) Track wild anilmals

35.) Discover what’s in a pond

36.) Call an owl

37.) Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool

38.) Bring up a butterfly

39.) Catch a crab

40.) Go on a nature walk at night

41.) Plant it, grow it, eat it

42.) Go wild swimming

43.) Go rafting

44.) Light a fire without matches

45.) Find your way with a map and compass

46.) Try bouldering

47.) Cook on a campfire

48.) Try abseiling

49.) Play geocache

50.) Canoe down a river

There, we have officially promised now! Cant wait to look back at all the images with them when they are older. Let the adventures begin!!

Karli Harrison - Beautiful! I feel inspired to make one too. :) xxFebruary 27, 2013 – 7:40 pm

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