2017 family friendly summer bucket list

Hey, guys, this is a quick post for you.

The sun is shining. Kids are almost out of school. I’m so excited to have some moments to spend quality time with the family.

This year we aren’t going anywhere for summer vacation. We can’t afford to. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t plan on having some fun. It’s always hard trying to find summer activities to do together.

This summer I want to do something different. So I decided that if we’re going to be staying home, why not explore our own backyard. Take in some sights. Do thing we’ve never done before.

That’s when the idea hit me to create a summer bucket list. A list of all the things we could do together as a family. Places to visit we’ve never been to. Projects we might want to finish. Ideas we’ve had but never had the time to complete.

Your summer bucket list can be anything you want it to. Think of it like creating an itinerary when you go on vacation. You write down all the things you want to see and do, ticking them off one at a time. The list can be big or small.

Here we go…

  • Visit Vancouver Aquarium
  • Head to the beach
  • Go to White Rock for fish & Chips
  • Gather sand dollars off the beach
  • Go camping
  • Make a fort indoors
  • Go to the drive-in 
  • Have a water gun fight
  • Go to the PNE
  • Make snow cones at home
  • Visit 5 swimming holes
  • Go to Granville Island for the day
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Bring grandparents dinner
  • Go through a corn maze
  • Visit a local museum 
  • Learn something new about your hometown
  • Visit a new restaurant you’ve not been to before
  • Play indoor hide and seek in the dark
  • Lay on the grass and stargaze
  • Have a picnic 
  • Go on a date (mom & dad)
  • Have a sleepover (kids) 
  • Paint a room in the house
  • Visit Stave Falls
  • Have a talent show
  • Catch Canada Day fireworks
  • Go fishing
  • Visit the Vancouver Zoo
  • Take family pictures in the park
  • Visit Birchwood Dairy
  • Milk cows
  • Go horseback riding
  • Spend day at waterslides
  • Visit Cultus Lake Park
  • Head to Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Take a sea bus to the North Shore
  • Pick a wood project to do together
  • Have a car wash
  • Make a lemonade stand
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Visit farmer’s market
  • Roast marshmallows 
  • Make Rice Krispie treats
  • Volunteer for something
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Make a gift for someone
  • Go bowling
  • Have a family reunion
  • Go kayaking 
  • Swim at Harrison
  • Make crayons
  • Spend the day at Whistler exploring

So no matter what you do this summer or what you add to your summer bucket list, make sure there is something the whole family can enjoy. 

What would you add to your summer bucket list?

6 thoughts on “2017 family friendly summer bucket list”

  1. Brandy @insanemamaci

    Such a great idea! I saw this on another site and have started a list of our own. I should post it this week.

  2. Great thought Jodi even I agree that we should 'Live Today, Enjoy Each Moment, Let nothing pass you by'

    It seems you are going to have a very interesting summer! Feels great, I cannot since the kid is just 4 months old now!

    1. Oh new mama! Congrats and I hope you enjoy. Yeah you will be spending a ton of time inside lol 🙂

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